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What are Knowledge Circles? 

FPA's Knowledge Circles, are specialty groups that allow members to achieve a more in-depth examination of issues, trends, regulations, etc.  Knowledge Circles enable individuals to acquire deeper understanding and connection in areas of shared interest with other FPA members through peer-to-peer learning.

Most members become active online through joining a Knowledge Circle on FPA Connect, our virtual community platform for FPA members, but involvement often expands to local FPA study groups, gatherings at FPA conferences, mentorships, friendships, and more. The sky is the limit for how and why our members choose to connect and we are here to support you along the way!

Knowledge Circles synchronize learning across all facets of business education by aligning with the Journal of Financial Planning, providing online webinars with expert speakers, creating online content libraries and encouraging the sharing of experiences from planner to planner.  Knowledge Circles bring planners together from across the globe, thereby creating community, commitment to excellence in the profession and an opportunity for everyone to have a voice.  For many members, Knowledge Circles are the center of their FPA experience.

  • Knowledge Circles are unique integrated content vehicles: Love a Journal of Financial Planning article? Wish you could dig deeper into FPA Conference sessions? Want to brainstorm about research or best practices? Share your thirst for more. Knowledge Circle leaders are open to ideas and hold conversations with authors, host gatherings at conferences immediately after sessions and are happy to serve as proving grounds for FPA content. Join the Knowledge Circles that interest you and become a part of the conversation today!


  • FPA m​embers who volunteer thrive!  The work Knowledge Circle Hosts do has a far-reaching impact throughout the organization.  These leaders have their fingers on the pulse of the profession and FPA supports efforts to share their knowledge through providing content for the Knowledge Circles and the association at large. Each host acts upon these opportunities, as they arise, and we can't wait to see what is shared!   Interested? Find out how to become a Knowledge Circle Host today at,


  • Exciting technology changes!  Throughout 2018, FPA will be working hard to coordinate and integrate Knowledge Circle webinar production on to FPA's professional Virtual Learning Center platform. Once Knowledge Circle​ assimilation is achieved, FPA members will enjoy higher quality technology, enhanced ability to access recordings and a better, more professional learning experience for all users!​


Be in the know!  Simply join Knowledge Circle communities of interest on FPA Connect to receive notifications of meetings and online discussion content. Current Knowledge Circles are: Applied Behavioral EconomicsBusiness Success, CFP Board Standards​International/Cross-BorderInvestment Planning, Pride Planners​Public Policy & RegulationRetirement PlanningTax and Estate Planning and Women and Finance.