Join a diverse & inclusive network of financial professionals impacting change.

AFCPE® Membership is the intersection of financial education, research & practice. We bring together professionals from a variety of financial fields, creating a strong network of knowledge and delivering professional development, resources and benefits that positively impact your work and enhance your career.



Membership Timeline: Membership runs on a calendar year (January 1 – December 31) but brings value to your work and your career no matter when you join. Membership dues are not pro-rated, as many of the benefits are available on demand through the membership dashboard. Membership dues are separate from certification fees.


NOTE: AFCPE® membership and certification are completely separate divisions of the organization. While membership offers additional benefits to our certified professionals and provides a community for them to network and share best practices, certification is not required to hold membership. However, if you are interested in also becoming certified, please visit the Certification section of the website. AFCPE® Membership dues are nonrefundable.  Read AFCPE®’s Refund Policy here.

AFCPE® Membership

Professional Membership

Our standard membership option - for the individual professional.

$150 annually

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AFCPE® Membership

Certification Candidate Membership

For those currently registered in an AFCPE® certification program.

$100 annually

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Membership offers a wide variety of benefits – opportunities, discounts, and resources – to support your work, advance your career, and expand your impact.

Leslie Green, AFC®

"I love my membership with AFCPE®! It helps me feel connected to others in the field and provides resources to help me stay current with the changing economic climate."

Jon C. Cook, AFC®, CHC®

"Being a member of AFCPE® provides a network of supportive professionals, plus provides current and useful information directly related to serving my clients."

Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., AFC®, CHC®

"AFCPE® is my professional home. It is where I network with colleagues, gain knowledge and skills, and volunteer time and money to advance financial education."

Willa Williams, AFC®, AFCPE® Member

“What I love most about being an AFCPE® Member is just the opportunity to be a part of something cutting edge that’s bringing together financial education and literacy opportunities to everybody.”

Ben A Mercado, AFC®

"The community of AFCPE® is really beneficial because we are able to group with other practitioners, like myself, other educators, and even researchers."

Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, AIF®

"Membership with the AFCPE® - it's a slam dunk. If you're in this business working as an educator, as a researcher on personal financial issues, this is the place to be."

Jerry Buchko, Private Practice, 2018 AFCPE® President

"You learn from each other and that excitement just builds. You feed off of each other! It just carries you along."

Syble Solomon, AFCPE® Member

“AFCPE® Members are the people who really make things happen – they create policy, do the research, develop programs and work with people who need their expertise.”

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