AFCPE is a professional organization focused on supporting, promoting and advancing the field of financial counseling and planning education. Our membership consists of university and Cooperative Extension educators, military financial counselors, private practitioners, interest organizations and government officials.

A few of the membership benefits:

  • Strong network of colleagues
  • Member pricing for various continuing education opportunities
  • Significant discount job board postings
  • All publications: journal and newsletter
  • Access to members-only area resources
  • Access to Member Monthly Minute e-news blast
  • Access to FPA Connect community
  • Discount to the AFCPE® Annual Training Symposium
  • Use of AFCPE® Member Logo

*AFCPE Membership and Certification are completely separate divisions of the organization.  While membership offers additional benefits and provides a professional community for our certified professionals to network and share best practices, certification is not required. However, if you are interested in also becoming certified, please go to the Certification section of the website.


AFCPE Membership runs on a calendar year and expires each year on December 31st.  Join AFCPE online or submit a PDF Form!

New for 2015- Four types of Membership!

  • Professional Membership-$125/annually

*AFCPE Membership is associated with each individual professional. A University affiliated library may join membership to access the Journal for Financial Counseling and Planning.

  • Certification Candidate Membership-$75/annually

Certification candidates are individuals currently enrolled in the AFC®, CHC® ACC or an AFCPE Financial Coaching program.

  • University Student Membership-$35/annually

Student must be enrolled at a University with 12+ credits/semester. Student members must be studying full time at the graduate or undergraduate level in a course of study related to personal finance (e.g.; personal finance, consumer economics, family economics).

  •  Emeritus Membership - Contact Katie Tornow for more information.

Available for members who have reached full retirement age (as defined by SSA) and, have been an AFCPE Member in good standing for ten (10) consecutive years. 

Membership allows me to access a network of financial professionals to guide and direct me in my career. Each interaction helps me grow both personally and professionally!
Krista Nowak