You believe in a future where all people — regardless of income or background — deserve financial security through the highest quality financial counseling, coaching and education.
As an Accredited Financial Counselor, you help make it a reality.
Why the AFC?
The Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) certification provides you with the knowledge and experience to meet individuals and families where they are, help them build a strong financial foundation, realize their goals and achieve lasting financial well-being.
How can I use my AFC?
AFC professionals work in a variety of capacities across the field of personal finance. Explore our career center to learn more about the career pathways you can take with an AFC credential.
What Makes the AFC Different?
We are proud to be NCCA-accredited.
The AFC’s compliance with NCCA standards shows that the educational content and testing for the AFC is psychometrically sound and has been developed, maintained, and governed at the highest standard. NCCA accreditation sets the AFC certification mark apart from all other financial counseling certifications in the field. It confirms to employers, colleagues, and clients the rigor and quality of the AFC education.
In good company: View FINRA’s list of accredited designations.