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The Standards Resource Commission was formed to help develop resources that provide guidance to CFP® professionals and their firms on CFP Board’s new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, which became effective October 1, 2019 and are being enforced as of June 30, 2020. The new Code and Standards includes an expanded scope of the fiduciary standard that requires CFP® professionals to act in the best interest of the client at all times when providing financial advice.

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The Standards Resource Commission has developed guidance resources to help CFP® professionals understand and comply with the Code and Standards.  This collection of guidance materials can be found in CFP Board's Compliance Resources Library.
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The Commission, made up of individuals from financial services firms and members of the public, has helped develop materials such as fact sheets, FAQs, videos and other documents.

Standards Resource Commission Members

Commission Chair
Jeffrey E. Daniher, CFP®, AEP®, CTFA, CLU

Financial Advisor, Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
Cincinnati, OH


Thomas Anderson, CFP®, J.D.
Assistant General Counsel, Northwestern Mutual
Mequon, WI


Pamela Banks
Washington, DC


Patrick Daxon, CFP®
Vice President, Wealth Planning, Raymond James Financial
St. Petersburg, FL


Catheryne Diprete, CIMA®, CFP®
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
San Rafael, CA


Randy Gardner, J.D., LL.M., CFP®, MBA, CPA
Educator and Founder, Estate Plan Inc. 
Laguna Beach, CA


Micah Hauptman
Director of Investor Protection, Consumer Federation of America
Washington, DC


Christine Lazaro

Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic, St. John’s University School of Law

Queens, NY


Linda Leitz, CFP®
Founder, Peace of Mind Financial Planning Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO


John Pettee, CFP®
Senior Wealth Strategist, Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory
Phoenix, Arizona


C. Frederick Reish
Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Los Angeles, CA


Kevin Ruth, CFP®
SVP, Private Wealth, Raymond James
St. Petersburg FL


Lori Trawinski, Ph.D., CFP®
Director of Banking and Finance, AARP Public Policy Institute
Washington, DC

Interested in contributing to CFP Board's work through service on the Standards Resource Commission or other important advisory and working groups?