Our Mission: To ensure the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity of the personal finance profession by certifying, connecting and supporting diverse and capable professionals who serve communities worldwide.

Our Vision: A future where all people — regardless of income or background — are empowered to achieve lasting financial well-being through the highest standards of financial counseling, coaching and education.

For over 30 years, AFCPE has set the highest standards for the field of financial counseling and education. We have worked with the government, the military and a wide range of agencies to set policy. We collaborate with partners that share our values and our vision for the future. Our constituents are instrumental in everything we do. Today, our nonprofit organization continues to set the standard for financial counseling, coaching and education.

We set the standard for:

  • Best Practices
  • Career Advancement
  • Ethical Behavior
  • Information Sharing
  • Networking
  • Personal Finance Education
  • Professionalism
  • Rigorous Certification

Our goal is to support the professionals who provide day-to-day counseling and coaching services to help individuals and families reach financial security through education, information, tools and resources.


Career-Enhancing Certifications

  • AFC® — Accredited Financial Counselor®
  • AFCC® — Accredited Financial Counselor Canada
  • CHC® — Certified Housing Counselor
  • ACCSM — Accredited Credit Counselor
  • FFC™ — Financial Fitness Coach
  • APFC™ — Accredited Personal Financial Coach


AFCPE® Certified Professionals Worldwide

Educators, researchers, counselors, military, coaches, and more. 


AFCPE® Members

AFCPE® is the ultimate resource for members seeking to remain relevant in the personal finance profession.


AFCPE Staff and Board of Directors

Setting the strategic direction to support our professionals and the field.


Publications and Resources for Members

Including our semi-annual research journal, our quarterly newsletter and our Monthly Minute e-newsletter.

AFCPE Bylaws

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, bylaws are critical to an effective structure and governance. To read the AFCPE bylaws, click HERE.

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