Organization Overview
The Financial Planning Association is the largest professional membership association for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ and also includes members who support the financial planning process. With over 23,000 members and 91 chapters, FPA represents and serves its members through professional education offerings, business development support, advocacy efforts and networking opportunities. As the organizational community for CFP® professionals, the FPA staff is dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for its members and volunteer leaders while moving the profession of financial planning forward.

One of the fundamental ways that FPA helps build the financial planning profession is through its pro bono efforts – helping FPA members serve individuals who need financial planning advice but who cannot afford the services of a financial planner.
Faced with mounting debt, rising costs of college, retirement and healthcare, many individuals need advice on how to plan and manage their finances wisely and through FPA’s pro bono program, FPA closes the gap between the need for quality financial advice from trusted professionals and the inability of some people to hire a financial planning professional.