Skip to main content

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.

Explore Compliance Resources Library
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.
Access Compliance Resources

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
Kevin Ruth, CFP®

Wyckoff, NJ


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


Pamela Banks
Washington, DC


Jeffrey E. Daniher, CFP®, AEP®, CTFA, CLU
Financial Advisor, Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
Cincinnati, OH


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


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


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


Karim Lynn

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Jersey City, NJ


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


Christine Rasmussen
Merrill Lynch
Charlotte, NC


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


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?