FPA CFP® Professional of the Year

Application process

Entry requirements
  • You hold CFP® practitioner status
  • You provide advice face-to-face (in-person or virtually) on a daily basis to clients
  • You have a clear compliance record
The judges are looking for
  • Lives the ‘client first’ principle
  • Examples of how you have made a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of your clients.
Entry process
  • Part 1: Written submission to be submitted through the FPA Awards online portal – a judging panel will review the applications and select finalists
  • Part 2: Finalists to present to the judging panel.*
    *An audit may also be required to take place at the finalist’s place of work as part of the finalist review process.
Written submission requirements

The written submission must answer the questions below.

  • Q1. Provide details of how you have made a meaningful and positive difference in the lives of three different new or ongoing clients (max 750 words)
  • Q2. Provide details of how you have contributed to the profession over and above your direct financial planning advice (max 500 words).
Required supporting documents
  • Provide one comprehensive Statement of Advice (SOA) which supports your best work in relation to supporting Question 1. Please delete/change client names and details to protect client anonymity. Please be aware that additional SOA’s may be requested at a later stage. SOA to have been completed in 2020 or 2021.
  • Additional documents such as PDF’s, Appendices, Powerpoint presentations, and/or strategy papers which support your application may be uploaded here. Please ensure appendix is separated from the body of the SOA. Working papers can be included.
Finalists’ presentation

The presentation will be conducted during the week commencing Monday 11 October 2021. The finalists will be asked to present one of the SOAs submitted.

Applications are now closed.