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Accelerate Your Career – Do More for Your Clients

Clients are coming to you for more than mutual fund advice. They have questions about insurance, tax, debt management, retirement, and more. Put yourself on the path to deeper client relationships and holistic solutions by earning CE credits and completing the education you need to become a QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Grow with your clients by accelerating your career and providing advice for today’s speed of life.

According to a 2023 FP Canada™ survey, QAFP professionals are very satisfied in their careers with 93% responding very satisfied or satisfied.

Coloured infographic showing the chronologically ordered steps required to earn a Qualified Associate Planner Certification. The infographic is titled: Direct Path to QAFP Certification. Above each step, a banner reads: One year of qualifying work experience and post secondary diploma. The first step on the path is Technical Education - Fundamentals, followed by QAFP Professional Education Program, followed by QAFP Exam, resulting in QAFP Certification. The final step reads 12 CE Credits per Calendar Year. Note: Completion of an FP Canada - Approved Core Curriculum Program meets the Technical Education - Fundamentals requirements. The infographic lists the courses in the program. They are Financial Management, Insurance and Risk Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Estate Planning and Law for Financial Planning. Step

QAFP certification is very attractive to me because we always have to take CE courses, but I’d prefer it to be something useful like this rather than some boring webinar. This is a good opportunity especially with the fast track that gives credit for what I’ve learned before.

MFDA advisor, 2023 survey

Benefits for you and your clients.

Avoid searching high and low for different courses and learning options. You can choose an easier path to QAFP certification at the FP Canada Institute. You’ll acquire the technical skills you need to provide holistic financial planning across the spectrum of a client’s financial life and develop the deep professional skills you need to sustain mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Certification education bundles are designed specifically for you. Yes, that means we take into account the education you already have.
  • QAFP professionals are an excellent match for a new generation of wealth builders.
  • Your book of business will grow as your clients grow and their financial lives become more complex.
  • Education is designed to speed learning and integrate skills.
  • Course content developed by working CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals.
  • You can also bridge efficiently to CFP® certification as your career grows and opportunities arise.

An important aspect of the relationships you will build is a highly customized solution. This approach reduces client attrition and movement. It anchors the relationship between ‘planner’ and client and that is why the industry is moving that way.

MFDA advisor, 2023 survey – responding to information about QAFP relationship education

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Earn CE Credits as you Study for Certification.

You don’t have to run around looking for CE credit courses or worrying about the value of those courses anymore. The courses you take today at the FP Canada Institute™ fulfill your MFDA obligations while counting toward your QAFP® certification.


Save time and money by choosing tailored learning bundles from the FP Canada Institute.

Technical education and professional relationship education are now offered on a clear, direct path to certification by Canada’s most trusted partner in professional planning.