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Leading our profession towards a better financial future for all Australians.

By becoming a member of the FPA, you become part of the leading professional financial planning community of over 11,000 members, committed to standing with Australians for a better financial future.

Our community is open to all who have an interest in or work in financial planning including practising financial planners, people working in support roles, academics, retired financial planning professionals, recent graduates and students who represent the future of financial planning. In addition to this, we offer Professional Practice membership for practices demonstrating the highest professional and ethical standards, through commitment to the FPA Code of Professional Practice and CFP® Certification.

FPA CFP® Professional
Practising financial planners who have completed the CFP Certification Program.
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FPA Financial Planner AFP®
Practising or provisional financial planners who have not yet completed the CFP Certification Program.
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FPA Affiliate
For those who work with planners, are in support roles, or are not yet financial planning practitioners (Includes graduates).
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FPA Affiliate member sub-categories

Within our FPA Affiliate member category we have sub-categories to support those who are retired but wish to remain connected to the financial planning community, have an academic interest in financial planning or are in the early stages of their career in financial planning.

Student Affiliate Member
For undergraduate and postgraduate students studying relevant degrees part-time or full-time.
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Retired Affiliate Member
For retired financial planning professionals who want to stay connected and give back.
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Academic Affiliate member
For those in educational institutions supporting future financial planning professionals.
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Membership Benefits at a glance

Membership BenefitsCFP Professional MemberFinancial Planner AFP MemberAffiliate MemberStudent Affiliate MemberRetired Affiliate MemberAcademic Affiliate Member
AdvocacyYYYY via FPEC N Y via FPEC
Business Growth & SupportY YYSOMEN SOME
Giving Back to the CommunityYY YNN SOME
Insight & GuidanceYYYYNY
Professional ExcellenceYYYNNN
Membership Fee
$995 $595 $495 $0 $95 $0

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