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Apply for CFP® Certification

Once you’ve passed the CFP examination and completed three years of qualifying financial planning work experience, you’re ready to apply for CFP certification. 


You must apply for CFP certification within four years of passing the CFP examination.

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Maintaining your CFP designation

In order to maintain your status as a CFP professional, you must do the following every year:

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