Post Certification

Maintaining Your Designation

A viable certification program requires the certificant to stay abreast of developments in the subject matter and practice of the specialty. To that end, AFCPE requires its certificants to acquire appropriate continuing education units and to report these to the national office on a bi-annual basis.

In order to stay in good standing and use the designation, the following requirements must be met:

Pay the annual certification fee.

AFC = $50 / CHC = $65
*Fees are due by January 3rd each year. $10 late fees will accrue starting Feb 1st and 30 days thereafter.

Certification Fee Payment Form (or download a printable appication).

Acquire the appropriate hours of Continuing Education Units during each 2 year reporting period.

(begins Jan 1, 2014 / ends Dec 31, 2015)

AFC = 30 hours / CHC = 45 hours

    • All hours must be submitted to AFCPE for approval.
    • In order to enhance the value of continuing education, CEUs must be earned from at least three different types of activities. This is fully outlined in the AFCPE Guide to CEUs.

Note:If you do not pay certification annual fees and/or submit required CEUs, your designation will expire and you will no longer be considered in good standing.

View our Post Certification Process Training for more information!




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AFCPE® certification has given me a much broader financial education and has [provided] me more tools with which to help and teach others. Maintaining accreditation means my knowledge remains current.
Martha Hodnett, AFC®