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At the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®), we believe that all people – regardless of income or background – should have the opportunity to achieve lasting financial well-being. Which is why, for 35 years, we have set the standard in certifying, connecting, and supporting financial counselors, coaches, and educators who serve communities worldwide.


AFC® Online Course – a new supplementary tool to support your preparation for the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) certification examination. The course is designed to guide you through the material, providing you with additional tools and resources to develop your skills, test your comprehension, and put your knowledge into practice!

2018 AFCPE Annual Report – We believe in making connections through a higher standard of knowledge and empathy. Why? Because we know that the best way to make a lasting impact on the financial well-being of our clients and communities is to meet them where they are.


Learn how our new Money Management Essentials course can provide a firm foundation to you and those you serve. A great course for K-12 personal finance teachers, and a good stepping stone to AFC® certification!

Become a 2019 AFCPE Member: AFCPE Membership offers important benefits to enhance your work and your career, including a strong network of personal finance professionals from across the field, cutting-edge research and information, and free professional development. Download our benefits packet.

Join us this February for Coaching Essentials:

  • February 14 & 28 (web-based)
  • August 8 & 22 (web-based)

Whether you are starting your career or seeking to add to your professional skill set, this program can help you tie your financial content and client communication together to support your clients in creating healthy financial habits.


Annual AFCPE Research & Training Symposium: Each year, the AFCPE Symposium brings together a diverse and inclusive community of professionals working across the continuum of personal finance. The 2019 AFCPE Symposium is November 19-21, 2019, in Portland, Ore.

  • Interested in speaking? Invitation to present opens early March
  • Want to sponsor or exhibit? Contact Rachael DeLeon,

AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) Certification: Approved University Program Pathway

Personal finance students at more than 24 universities throughout the country can meet the educational requirements for the AFC® and sit for the AFC® exam at a reduced rate.



I am passionate about helping others become financially literate and successful in achieving their life goals. @AFCPE @NatlJumpStart  

I believe that ALL people – regardless of income or background – should have access to professionals who are committed to upholding the highest standards of financial counseling, coaching, and education. #ValueofanAFC #SettingtheStandard #AFCPE @NatlJumpStart


AFCPE is proud to partner with many outstanding organizations who share in our mission to improve the economic well-being of individuals and families worldwide. Interested in partnership? Contact:

Rebecca Wiggins, Executive Director, AFCPE