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To ensure you clearly understand the obligations in providing CFP Board approved Ethics CE and that you correctly submit your program request, please use this checklist as a guide:

Ethics CE Program Checklist
  • Log into your CE Sponsor Portal, click Add Program
  • Follow the instructions for inserting the correct program information found under Get Started
  • Pay the Program Fee: $250 Non-Profit/$500 For-Profit
  • View the Self-Study requirements found under Ethics CE Program Requirements
    • Note: Self-Study, for purposes of Ethics CE, is specifically defined as an online program offered through a Learning Management System

CE Sponsors will identify the instructor(s) presenting Ethics CE in a Live format at the time of program submission. CFP Board requires a minimum of 14 days to complete the Instructor verification process. CE Sponsors will be responsible for ensuring their instructors meet and follow thru on the following requirements before they lead an Ethics Program:

  • Have a current status of Certified, with all renewal and other fees paid in full;
  • Have held a CFP® certification, with no breaks in Certified status, for a minimum of 5 yearsor are a CFP Board Emeritus™ member;
  • Have no cases pending investigation by CFP Board or any federal or state regulator;
  • Not have been the subject of a CFP Board disciplinary action (i.e. private censure, public letter of admonition, or suspension) within the past five years;
  • Participate in a live Instructor Training webinar and;
  • Complete and submit the Instructor attestation

Questions about Ethics CE

Contact us via email at or call (202) 379-2221