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 Program. ||FPA 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, AC17 Student Scholarship Program.pdf, AC17 Student Intern Program.pdf, and Student Reception. 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 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.
Students@OneFPA.org if you would like to learn more about FPA student membership benefits.