Skip to main content
Welcome to the new FINRA.org. Learn more about our updates.
Create your own user feedback survey

QFP—Qualified Financial Planner (QFP)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization International Association of Qualified Financial Planners
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites

Candidate must have a minimum of three years experience in the field of Financial Planning and hold one or more of the following designations:

  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Master of Science with a Financial Planning concentration (MS)
  • Master of Science in Financial Services with a Financial Planning concentration (MSFS)
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)
Education Requirements

Varies according to designation above

Examination Type

Varies according to designation above

Continuing Education Requirements

30 hours every 2 years, or 15 hours annually

Verification, Complaints and Accreditation
Check Designation Status Online

Online at Verify/Find a QFP—QUALIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER

Investor Complaint Process

Online at Complaint Filing Process

Published List of Disciplined Designees

None

Accredited By

None