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#30yearsofAFC

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!

2022 AFCPE Hybrid Symposium

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

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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.

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Professionals 
Worldwide

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

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Candidates

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

2025

Devoted 
AFCPE® 
Members

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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DOMINIQUE REESE, AFC® , FFC®

“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.”

BEN A MERCADO, AFC®

“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.”

4 Ways to Recognize Jewish American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with AFCPE! This May, AFCPE is celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month! Beginning in May 2006, Jewish American Heritage Month has been celebrating Jewish Americans and their impact on the United States. 4 Ways to Learn More about Jewish Americans this May Want to get involved?...

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