Certification supports your Client.

Membership Supports YOU!

Separate from your AFC® certification, AFCPE Membership is the intersection of financial education, research, and practice. Membership brings 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.

Your Membership Options

  • AFCPE Professional Membership – $175 a year (less than $15 a month).
  • Emeritus Membership – $100 a year. 

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Have questions about membership? Join us for Membership Office hours.

How Membership Supports AFC Professionals

Earn CEUs! 

Membership makes it easy for you to maintain your AFC, by offering you free (and discounted), professional development opportunities that have already been pre-approved for CEUs – saving you time, and money!

Find your professional home! 

AFCPE Membership is the place to find your people. Connect with other AFCs and professionals that share your passion to help individuals and families obtain financial security while making an impact on the field.

Research that informs practice! 

As an AFCPE Member, you have access to groundbreaking research and articles, bringing you interesting, timely, and thought-provoking content that bridges the gap between research and practice. 

Career Development & Growth! 

AFCPE membership provides you with opportunities to develop new career-focused skills, build your resume, and help to advance our field.

Award Recognition & Grant Funding! 

Our Members and their organizations are doing amazing things to advance the field of personal finance. The AFCPE Awards program and the Mary O’Neill Mini Grant are our way to recognize your contributions to the field.

Discounts on tools, resources, education, and more! 

AFCPE partners with reputable organizations to bring you discounts on tools and resources that support your work and advance your career. You also receive exclusive discounts to help you save on your day-to-day expenses. Check out our partner discounts >

Members can also:

Prestige of the AFCPE® Member logo

As an AFCPE® member you are invited to use the AFCPE logo, a symbol that demonstrates to your peers, your colleagues and to those you serve that you are an active participant in an organization that ensures the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity of the personal finance profession by certifying, connecting and supporting diverse and capable professionals who serve communities worldwide.

Log into your myAFCPE profile and download your logo under Member Resources.

Membership Runs on an Anniversary year, providing you with access to all member benefits for a full year. Your membership renewal date will be on the date your membership request is approved.

Membership dues are separate from certification fees. Read AFCPE®’s Refund & Transfer Policy here.


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.  

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