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FPA celebrates 25 years of delivering CFP Certification in Australia

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has been recognised for its leadership role in advancing financial planning standards and education, through an award presented by the Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) in Japan.

The award marks the FPA’s 25 years of delivering the CFP® Certification Program in Australia.

Mark Rantall, CEO of the FPA, said: “Australia was the first country outside the USA to adopt the gold standard and we are immensely proud of our contribution to our profession.

“The CFP® designation is the only designation for financial planners that is recognised worldwide, requiring financial planners to adhere to world-class professional and ethical standards. There are already around 5,500 CFP® professionals in Australia and demand for the certification is rising.

“Becoming a CFP® professional demonstrates a commitment to professional development and best practice, but it also provides competitive edge. We know that more and more Australians are now looking for a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional”, he added.

Enrolments for the CFP® Certification Program Summer Semester close on Friday 6 November. For more information, visit

Mark Rantall, FPA CEO, and Neil Kendall, FPA Chair