Certification supports your Client.
Membership Supports YOU!
Separate from AFC® and AFCC® certification, AFCPE Membership is the intersection of financial education, research & 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.
How Membership Supports AFC® Candidates
Earn Experience Hours!
AFCPE Membership gives you access to exclusive professional development content, so you can be confident that your expertise is relevant and up-to-date. Partnering with experts in the field, these webinars provide you with new knowledge and skills to use in research, education, and practice!
All AFCPE-sponsored webinars (both live and on-demand) are FREE to AFCPE members or $50 each for non-members. This is a savings of $600 a year!
Professional development webinars are pre-approved for Experience Hours for AFC Candidates. Candidates can earn up to 100 experience hours under the ‘Related Webinars’ category.
Find your professional home!
Each month, AFCPE members meet up virtually to learn and share new ideas. Meet-ups allow you to expand your knowledge while engaging with other AFCPE members from across the country. Meetups are member-led, with topics selected by members, for members!
All sessions are available live and on-demand, exclusively for AFCPE Members.
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Research that informs practice!
AFCPE Members receive free access to our esteemed research journal (a $150 a year value!).
The JFCP is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®. The journal’s mission is to disseminate scholarly research related to the financial decision-making of individuals and families; financial education and financial counseling techniques; and the education of professional financial educators, counselors, and planners. Readers expect to find detailed recommendations for education and practice in journal articles. JFCP also publishes book reviews.
AFC Members also receive exclusive access to the JFCP Journal Quizzes. Candidates can earn 2 experience hours for each quiz they passed Journal quizzes fall under the ‘Related Training, Certification or License, and Conferences’ category (max of 100 hours).
Career Development & Growth!
AFCPE Members are invited to attend our annual Career Week + Job Fair! This is a great opportunity for members to connect with employment and volunteer opportunities, expand their network, and gain new skills to make themselves more marketable in the field.
This is a great resource for AFC Candidates looking for employment or volunteer opportunities that will assist them with earning experience hours.
Award Recognition & Grant Funding!
Members are invited annually to apply for one of our member awards – a great opportunity to bring awareness and recognition to your work, your program or your organization.
Award winners are recognized through a national press release, honored at the Annual Symposium, and receive an awards seal to continue to bring recognition to their accomplishments.
Open to all AFCPE Members only. Many awards include a monetary prize.
Discounts on tools, resources, education, and more!
Members can also:
AFCPE Members receive a 10% discount on all Essentials Courses. Essentials Courses are online and self-paced to meet you where you are – giving you the tools and resources to make a lasting impact in the lives of those you serve:
Note: Offer may not be combined with any other sale, promotion, discount, code, coupon and/or offer.
Did you know? AFCPE Essentials courses* are pre-approved for 5 experience hours towards the AFC? Essentials courses fall under the ‘Related Training, Certification or License, and Conferences’ Category. Candidates can earn a max of 100 hours in this category.
*Excludes Money Management Essentials
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. Read AFCPE®’s Refund 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.