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Professional Standards

AFCPE® certification demonstrates to colleagues, clients, employers, and the public that certified individuals have the knowledge and proficiency required of the financial professional. Professionals earn this distinction through education, experience, and by meeting the highest standards of social science and practice validated by their performance through examination.

AFCPE® holds the highest standards for entry and maintenance of our certification programs and all certified professionals must adhere to the highest standards of practice.

Counselors certified by AFCPE® pledge to maintain the highest ethical standards by signing the AFCPE Code of Ethics.

AFCPE® holds our certified professionals to the highest code of conduct. All complaints are taken seriously and formally addressed through the AFCPE Certification Council. 

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