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Important Notes

On September 5, 2023, CFP Board requested comments on proposed changes to the Sanction Guidelines and Fitness Standards developed by CFP Board’s Commission on Sanctions and Fitness. The deadline to submit comments was December 3, 2023.

In November 2021, CFP Board adopted changes to the Sanction Guidelines and Procedural Rules.

Learn more about the Adopted Changes

In February 2021, CFP Board launched the Commission on Sanctions and Fitness to review and recommend changes to the Sanction Guidelines and Fitness Standards.

Learn about the Commission and Watch a Virtual Forum About Their Work 

The Commission on Sanctions and Fitness is responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to CFP Board’s Sanction Guidelines and Fitness Standards for Candidates for CFP® Certification and Former Professionals Seeking Reinstatement (“Fitness Standards”). The group is comprised of members of the public, consumer advocates, individuals with regulatory experience, and CFP® professionals representing various business and compensation models.


Michael Branham, CFP®
Partner and Senior Financial Planner
The Planning Center, Inc.

Shelly-Ann Eweka, CFP®
Wealth Management Director

Stephen W. Hall
Legal Director and Securities Specialist
Better Markets

Christine Hines
Legislative Director
National Association of Consumer Advocates

Elizabeth Jeter Hrubala, CFP®
President and Owner
Jeter Hrubala Wealth Strategies, LLC

Joseph M. Miller, CFP®
Chief Operating Officer
Envestnet MoneyGuide

Dave O’Brien, CFP®
Principal and Founder

Christopher Rand, CFP®

Managing Partner
FIDES Wealth Strategies Group and the Wealth Consulting Group

Craig C. Reaves
Reaves Law Firm, P.C.

Russell G. Ryan
King & Spalding, LLP

Andrea Seidt
Ohio Securities Commissioner
Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Securities

Linda Sherry
Director of National Priorities and Chief Spokesperson
Consumer Action

Joe Sicchitano, CFP®
Head of Wealth Planning and Advice Delivery
Truist (formerly SunTrust Bank)

Demetra Sullivan, CFP®
Vice President, Regional Market Executive
Charles Schwab

Jeffrey Weekes, CFP®
Vice President-Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager
Morgan Stanley