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Board Reports Record Growth In CFP Professionals And Diversity

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2021 – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) reported strong increases in the number and the diversity of CFP® professionals in 2020. The significant milestones support CFP Board’s mission to ensure that the public has access to and benefits from competent and ethical financial planning advice.

“The financial challenges that have impacted so many during the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of financial planning,” said CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE. “Financial planning also continues to be regarded as a highly sought and attractive career choice, and CFP® certification has become the must-have designation for those providing financial advice.”

As of December 31, 2020, the milestones include:

 

“The increase in the number of CFP® professionals of color reflects the strong efforts by CFP Board and the Center for Financial Planning to create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession,” added Keller. “We will continue to work together toward a future where the financial planning professional reflects that of America.”

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