QUALIFIED ASSOCIATE FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification: Accelerate your career!
A new generation of wealth builders is looking for financial planning expertise now. The reimagined QAFP® certification is the right match. In as little as 12 months, you can gain the knowledge, skills and ethics training you need to help clients navigate change and growth as their needs become more complex. QAFP certification is approved by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) as a valid credential for individuals using the Financial Planner title in Ontario.
- Trusted not-for-profit FP Canada™ certification.
- Exclusive QAFP Professional Education Program including ‘live discovery’ gets you client-ready sooner and keeps you relationship-strong career long.
- QAFP certification positions you to continue on with CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification when the time is right.
QAFP® Professional RBC Financial Planning, Ontario
“I coach my clients all the time. I don’t play the game – they do – but I am helping them develop and reach their goals.”
QAFP® Professional Sun Life Advisor Cambria Financial Solutions, Inc. British Columbia
“The best part is when I hear a client tell me they’ve saved enough to buy a home. I know I’ve helped them achieve that dream, in a tough market.”
If you already have a post-secondary degree or diploma, you can complete all your certification education within one year, with only 7 hours of study time per week.
About 58% of QAFP professionals reported earning over $100,000 per year and 26% of QAFP professionals reported earning over $200,000 per year. This is based on self-reported data from January 1 – December 31, 2022.
QAFP professionals work with some of the largest financial institutions in Canada. Here are some organizations that employ the largest number of QAFP professionals in Canada, based on self-reported data from January 1 – December 31, 2022: RBC, IG Wealth Management, TD Canada Trust, Sun Life, CIBC, BMO, Scotiabank, and Canada Life, among others.
The QAFP Certification Bridge Path to CFP Certification was created for individuals already holding QAFP certification who wish to continue in their career path to pursue CFP certification or for candidates who wish to obtain QAFP certification first, as a stepping stone to CFP certification. To Learn about the Bridge Path book a career consultation today.