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November 19 - 21, 2019, Portland, OR

Become a certified motivator of financial change

Become a 2020 AFCPE Member!

Join or renew your AFCPE Membership in October, and AFCPE will put a portion of your membership toward our Strategic Impact Fund!

A community built on passion and expertise

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AFCPE certification empowers you to make a difference in your community…and it makes a difference in your career!

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 serve communities worldwide.

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2,700 Certified 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

18 Leading-edge Publications and Resources

Including our semi-annual research journal, our quarterly newsletter, and our Monthly Minute e-newsletter.

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A Diverse & Inclusive Network

1,350 Devoted AFCPE Community 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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“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.”


“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 grown in their financial life.”

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Past Events

September 2019

September 30

Credit as an Asset Webinar Series

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

October 2019

October 1

Member Meet Up: Job Opportunities by Career Paths

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free to AFCPE Members
October 7 - October 8
October 8
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