CFP Board Center for Financial Planning is helping cultivate a quality workforce to ensure the profession can retain the talent it needs to grow.
Guide to Financial Planning Career Paths
Financial Planning Career Paths: Building More Sustainable and Successful Businesses, from the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning, helps firms in our profession with recruitment, onboarding, training, career development and retention.
The comprehensive workforce development guide highlights the importance of clear and transparent career advancement to attract and retain the next generation of financial planners. It helps firms structure and effectively communicate career path opportunities by examining the 5 rungs of the financial planner career ladder:
- Associate Advisor
- Service Advisor
- Lead Advisor
Find Your Next Job or Internship
CFP Board Career Center connects students, candidates for CFP® certification and CFP® professionals with job and internship opportunities at firms around the U.S. The Career Center also hosts online career fairs that allow employers and job seekers to connect in real time.
Explore Scholarship Opportunities
The Center offers scholarship programs to help qualified individuals to start or complete the education requirement for attaining CFP® certification.
Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation Challenge Match Scholarship
For qualified individuals who have demonstrated a financial need and are part of an under-represented population related to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or those with disabilities.
Richard B. Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established jointly by the Center and The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) for qualified individuals who can demonstrate financial need and are from underrepresented populations in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.
The Envestnet Scholarship
For individuals from underrepresented populations seeking to complete the education requirements for CFP® certification through a CFP Board Registered Certificate Program
California Lutheran University Financial Planning Scholarship
For qualified individuals seeking to complete California Lutheran University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) or online Master of Science (MS) degree in Financial Planning.
Facet Scholarship for Increased Diversity in Financial Planning
This scholarship offers financial assistance to African American/Black candidates for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL™ certification.
THIRD-PARTY FINANCIAL PLANNING SCHOLARSHIPS
The Center is pleased to provide information on third party scholarship programs that are designed to assist qualified individuals with completing the education requirement for attaining CFP® certification.
CFP BOARD CENTER FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING
CFP Board Center for Financial Planning is a distinct initiative of CFP Board focused on creating a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession.