Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites Candidate must complete the following:
  • 1000 hours of financial counseling experience
  • Submit three letters of reference attesting to professional competence and experience
Education Requirements 2 self-study courses (100-150 hours per course)
Examination Type Final exam (proctored) for each course
Continuing Education Requirements 30 hours every two years
Verification, Complaints and Accreditation
Check Designation Status Online Online at Find a Certified Professional
Investor Complaint Process None
Published List of Disciplined Designees None
Accredited By National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)