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.

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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

2,065

AFCPE® Certified Professionals Worldwide

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

1,073

AFCPE® Members

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

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AFCPE Staff and Board of Directors

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

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Publications and Resources for Members

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

AFCPE Strategic Report 2016


The impact of the AFCPE professional goes beyond empowering and educating students and clients. Your work has a profound influence on individual lives, creating a ripple effect that impacts our collective culture. In this way, each one of us can claim the title, "change agent." Because, together, we are creating a shift in this country around financial security and capability, particularly for the underserved and vulnerable populations.

I invite you to join us as we initiate this movement for social change. Help us to build and strengthen a continuum of care across the field with financial professionals and other partners who believe that all consumers deserve access to the highest standards of professionalism. Continue to advocate for comprehensive standards and create awareness for the value of the AFC in your areas of influence.

Together, we will launch into next year well-equipped to continue our visionary work - to improve the professionalism of our field and ensure financial security for all people.

Rebecca Wiggins
Executive Director, AFCPE

 

Download AFCPE's Strategic Report

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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