Become a 2021 AFCPE Member

Join our growing community of financial counselors, coaches, educators, and researchers.

2021 AFCPE Virtual Symposium

November 15-19, 2021

We Meet You Where You Are

Many Financial Counselors & Coaches Offer Virtual Counseling

Subscribe to Real Money, Real Experts

Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

Become a certified motivator of financial change

A community built on passion and expertise

Learn about our AFCPE® history.

Are you passionate about helping people with their money so they can improve their lives?
If so, you’re in the right place.

The AFCPE® Mission


We ensure the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity of the personal finance profession by certifying, connecting and supporting diverse professionals who positively impact financial security for all communities.

Highest Standards

3,300 Certified Professionals Worldwide

AFCPE certified professionals work in nonprofit organizations, banks/credit unions, private practice, higher education, military, and government. 

Get Certified
Education & Practice Rooted in Research

18 Leading-edge Publications and Resources

Including our semi-annual research journal, our quarterly newsletter, and our Monthly Minute e-newsletter.

Access Resources & Publications
A Diverse & Inclusive Network

1,650 Devoted AFCPE Community Members

AFCPE® Membership enhances your work and career by providing you with resources such as free professional development and a strong community.

Become a Member


“With this designation I'm able to provide not only the fundamentals of money management, but I'm also able to coach and encourage my clients so they can build assets and grow in their financial life.”


“I became an AFC® to give opportunities to clients that want financial change. My work requires professional development and to implement methods that promote that social change. I feel that AFCPE® sets high standards for professionals to achieve.”

#FridayFollow: A Celebration of Equality, Unity, and Acceptance

Getting to know Michael Roush, MA, AFC® Michael Roush, M.A., AFC® is the Director of the Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD) at National Disability Institute (NDI). His work is focused on building a better financial future for communities that are often left out of mainstream social, economic, and educational...

Read More >

As Featured In


Study: Race and Personal Finance in America


Need One-On-One Help With Money? Try a Financial Counselor


Field of Dreamers: Half of Iowans Not Currently Planning for Retirement


Financial Counseling and Education — The Missing Link

Comments are closed.