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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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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?
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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.”

Helping Clients Prepare for Tax Season

Webinar / Online Meeting Online Meeting

Helping Clients Prepare for Tax Season Tax season can be tough for both counselors and clients.  This webinar will focus on how you can help your clients prepare for tax season, including the questions you will want to ask your clients before meeting, the documentation clients will need to gather, and filing options for different income levels.  In addition, we’ll […]

December Member Meet Up: Making the Most of the Your Member Benefits

Webinar / Online Meeting Online Meeting

December Member Meet Up: Making the Most of the Your Member Benefits AFCPE's Member Engagement Coordinator, Amy Smith, will be walking through the new platform so you can make the most out of your member benefits! This session will be recorded.

FPA Connect: Understanding Cryptocurrency and Other Digital Assets

Webinar / Online Meeting Online Meeting

FPA Connect: Understanding Cryptocurrency and Other Digital Assets Educating about digital assets requires an understanding of the underlying technology. What are they? How do they work? And, what new risks do they present? It also requires applying the traditional lessons of risk management, diversification, rebalancing, counterparty risk, liquidity risk, fraud risk, etc. Join Dan Rutherford from the Commodity Futures Trading […]

Real Money, Real Experts: Michele Godfrey, Rachael DeLeon, Mary Carlson

Episode 66: Wrapping up 2022: Where We've Been, and Where We're Going Download the transcript or watch on Youtube! In the final episode of this season, Mary and Rachael are joined by AFCPE’s Board President, Michele Godfrey, AFC®. Two weeks ago, we kicked off the 2022 AFCPE Symposium with a trip...

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