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Workforce Development

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:

  • Analyst
  • Associate Advisor
  • Service Advisor
  • Lead Advisor
  • Partner 

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.

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Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The Center offers scholarship programs to help qualified individuals to start or complete the education requirement for attaining CFP® certification.


CFP Board Center for Financial Planning is a distinct initiative of CFP Board focused on creating a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession.

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