Experience #AFCPE2022

Registration for the 2022 AFCPE Hybrid Symposium is now open!

Join us November 16-18, 2022 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort...or virtually!

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Many Financial Counselors & Coaches Offer Virtual Counseling


It's the 30th Anniversary of the AFC®!

This year marks the 30th birthday of the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) certification program, and we have a lot to celebrate!

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Become a 2022 AFCPE Member

Join our growing community of financial counselors, coaches, educators, and researchers.

Are you passionate about helping people with their money so they can improve their lives?
If so, you’re in the right place.

The AFCPE® Mission


We ensure the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity of the personal finance profession by certifying, connecting and supporting diverse professionals who positively impact financial security for all communities.

Highest Standards



AFCPE certified professionals work in nonprofit organizations, banks/credit unions, private practice, higher education, military, and government. 

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Education & Practice Rooted in Research




Students, professionals, career changers, and volunteers from all backgrounds learning how to help others manage their money so they can improve their lives. 

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A Diverse & Inclusive Network



AFCPE® Membership enhances your work and career by providing you with resources such as free professional development and a strong community.

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“With this designation I'm able to provide not only the fundamentals of money management, but I'm also able to coach and encourage my clients so they can build assets and grow in their financial life.”


“I became an AFC® to give opportunities to clients that want financial change. My work requires professional development and to implement methods that promote that social change. I feel that AFCPE® sets high standards for professionals to achieve.”

Questions About the 2022 AFCPE Hybrid Symposium? We’ve Got You Covered!

Webinar / Online Meeting Online Meeting

We're so excited to be able to host our Symposium in person again! We can't wait to see all of your faces! For the first time ever, Symposium is going hybrid. You have two options to experience #AFCPE2022; in-person or virtual. You may be asking what does a hybrid Symposium look like? Which events will you have access to? How […]

Future Financial Planning for People with Disabilities: A National Study on What’s Working and What’s Not

Webinar / Online Meeting Online Meeting

For many people with disabilities and their families, future financial planning is overwhelming and unnecessarily challenging. They sometimes struggle to navigate complex and siloed systems to find professionals who have the knowledge and experience needed to help them secure their finances, benefits, and futures. During this session, we will share the results of a national study of more than 4,000 […]


Financial Risk Management for Military Families

Webinar / Online Meeting Online Meeting

Insurance is a critical component of economic security for military families. This webinar for Personal Financial Managers and other service providers introduces important coverage and considerations for risk management, including: Homeowner’s Insurance Renter’s Insurance Auto Insurance Umbrella Policies Military-specific case studies are used to illustrate the impact of proper (and improper) risk management in these areas. Dr. Gutter also takes […]


Wanna be an AFC®? Information Session

Webinar / Online Meeting Online Meeting

Are you interested in becoming an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) but not sure if it’s right for you? Join us for a no-pressure, informative session where we will give you all the information you need to make your decision. Bring your questions–we love an engaged audience!

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Do you believe in a future where all people — regardless of income or background — deserve financial security? Help make it a reality: Become an Accredited Financial Counselor®. For more than 30 years, the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) Certification has set the standard for the highest level of knowledge,...

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