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Global Growth in CFP Professionals

31 January, 2022

We are delighted to report that the global number of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals reached an all-time high in 2021 – ending the year with a total of 203,312 CFP professionals worldwide, an increase of 5.5% on 2020.

FPSB Ireland were pleased to contribute to this growth, welcoming 74 new CFP professionals in 2021, bringing our total to 831, as the need for professional advice and financial planning increased during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re pleased to report that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, momentum in the global growth of CFP professionals remains strong, and is increasing,” said FPSB CEO Noel Maye. “Last year, the number of CFP professionals reached the highest ever, with growth from emerging, developing and mature markets demonstrating the broad appeal of financial planning and CFP certification worldwide.”

FPSB and the global FPSB Network are committed to establishing financial planning as a global profession, with CFP certification its symbol of excellence. FPSB and the FPSB Network will continue to develop, enforce and promote rigorous competency, ethics and professional standards and certification requirements for financial planning; promote the value of financial planning and CFP certification to the public; and future-proof the financial planning profession and CFP certification by focusing on the needs of next-generation financial planners and their clients.

Thank you to our community of CFP professionals who help clients achieve their financial and life goals by promoting the value of financial planning and of having a financial plan.

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