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​​​FPA is the home for the next generation of CFP® professionals. By providing diverse education, relationship building, information-sharing, and volunteer opportunities that create positive social change, we are the definitive resource for students and new professionals to gain knowledge and establish relationships.

Your Path to CFP® Professional

FPA is committed to helping you along your journey to become a CFP® professional. Learn more about FPA member benefits that will help you jumpstart and advance your career in financial planning. 

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​FPA Student Community - join or start a student community to help you stay connected with your peers, start a study group, build relationships, and learn about educational opportunities offered by the local chapter.FPA Chapter - build relationships at your local chapter to form study groups and enhance your skills through educational programs and networking. View video.FPA Chapter - build relationships to learn about opportunities and chapter activities that may help you meet the CFP Board experience requirement. View video.
​FPA Connect Student Community - get tips and advice from your peers across the country.FPA Connect Student Community - connect with FPA student members from across the country to get tips and advice on taking the exam, starting a study group, and career advice.FPA NexGen - connect with a community of professionals 36 and under to get tips and advice on career paths and career development. View video.
​FPA MentorMatch - connect with expert financial planners to get tips on advancing your career in financial planning.Discounts - save money on CFP® Exam preparation materials through the FPA Member Advantage ProgramFPA Career Day - meet with hiring firms to secure an internship or job. Check if an FPA Chapter hosts an event in your area.
​Discounts - save money on tuition and professional education programs through the FPA Member Advantage Program Pro Bono - volunteer to help those in need of financial planning assistance. Volunteer duties must be performed within CFP Board's experience standards to meet the CFP Board experience requirement. View video.
FPA Annual Conference - build relationships and attend educational sessions to help you advance at the largest gathering of CFP® professionals. Activities include the Financial Planning Challenge, 2018 Student Scholarship Program, 2018 Student Intern Program, and Student Dinner​. Special conference registration rates are available for students to attend. View video.FPA Residency - earn up to three months of financial planning work experience through this highly acclaimed program that provides intensive client-centered training experience. 
​Journal of Financial Planning - FPA's award-winning publication will help you stay current with the best thinking from experts in the profession. View video.
​​FPA Activate - a free online Facebook community to help you immediately connect and start building a professional network.
​​​You're a Financial Planner, Now What? podcast - gain valuable insights on everything you need to know to be an effective financial planner and business owner. 
​FPA Job Board - showcase your skills to prospective employers. Search by career stage including internships and entry-level positions.

New to the Profession? Learn more about the FPA NexGen community and resources to help you grow in your career.  

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to learn more about FPA student membership benefits.