11/09/2012 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education


Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education



Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) is a non-profit organization focused on building, supporting and ensuring the integrity of the Personal Finance profession. 


  • Certification
    AFCPE offers rigorous certification programs to become an Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) or Certified Housing Counselor® (CHC®). Individuals can become certified through our self-study program, or through an approved University program.
    The designations represent comprehensive training enabling the individual to work with clients in a financial counseling or education setting to assess and improve their financial decision making. AFCPE certificants work all over the world as researchers or educators in schools, University Extension programs, private practice, financial planning firms, law firms, credit and debt repayment agencies, banks and credit unions, military financial counselors, government agencies and many other organizations committed to improving the financial capability of individuals and families.
  • National Conference
    The AFCPE Annual Conference provides an exceptional opportunity to network and collaborate with other professionals in the financial counseling or financial education fields. Learn about updates in the field, or discover innovative tools and resources to enhance your current practice or classroom.
  • Membership
    Membership consists of University and Cooperative Extension educators, military financial counselors, private practitioners, interest organizations and government officials. AFCPE hosts a variety of benefits to its members including a quarterly newsletter, semi-annual research journal and a discounted price to our annual conference. In addition, AFCPE membership provides a strong network of colleagues in research, education, and practice.


AFCPE is dedicated to educating, training, and certifying financial counselors and educators. We are always seeking comprehensive continuing education training programs for our certificants, as well as partnerships with other organizations interested in improving the financial capability of all people.


  •  AFCPE Annual Conference 2012
    November 14-16, 2012 St Louis, Missouri
  • AFCPE Annual Conference 2013
    November 20-22, 2013
    Greenville, SC


  • Pathways to Certification: AFCPE recently announced an updated partnership with Universities who offer an undergraduate or graduate program in personal finance, financial counseling, personal financial planning or consumer sciences.  Through this new framework, students taking approved coursework can sit for the AFC® exam to become certified at a deeply discounted rate. More information and registration materials can be found on our website: https://www.afcpe.org/certifica


Rebecca Wiggins
(703) 684-4484 x1
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