Financial Planning Standards Council


FPSC Jobs“Careers in the financial industry, particularly financial planning, will continue to be in top demand in 2014 due to retirement and increased demand for financial planning advice”.
~ Canadian Business magazine



How are financial planners paid?

Depending on the company and industry sector, your compensation may consist of salary, bonus, commission and fee, or any combination of those.

How long does it take to get the CFP® designation?

The shortest timeframe (if you’re working in the industry and have already completed the work experience) would be about 1.5 years. The maximum time to complete the entire path is 12 years.

What’s the difference between the CFP®, CFA, and PFP designations?

CFP® professionals work with people, not just numbers. They help their clients work towards their life goals, rather than just advising them on transactions or products.

What are careers CFP®s can have?

  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Independent insurance agent
  • Division Director
  • Financial planning and Securities Course Instructor
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Advisor

Can I use my CFP® designation in other countries?

Yes, the CFP® designation is recognized in 24 countries.

Why become a financial planner?

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals have cited a number of reasons for becoming a financial planner, including the independent and flexible nature of the position, the desire to work in an industry where it's possible to help people and have a positive effect on their lives, an interest in investing and finance, and the potential of earning a substantial income.

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