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.

Your Membership Option

  • AFCPE Candidate Membership – $100 a year.

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

How Membership Supports AFC® Candidates

Earn Experience Hours! 

Membership is a great resource for AFC Candidates looking for ways to reach their 1,000 experience hours, by offering them free (and discounted), professional development opportunities that have already been pre-approved for Experience Hours – 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 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.  

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