Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®)
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AFCPE®, the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®, is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to educating, training, and certifying financial counselors and educators. The Association's vision is to be recognized internationally as the leading provider of professional development opportunities for financial educators, counselors, and researchers to improve the economic well-being of individuals and families worldwide.
Since 2006, in partnership with AFCPE®, the FINRA Foundation has provided online professional development programming tailored to the needs of military financial educators, especially those seeking to maintain their AFC® credential. AFCPE®, the FINRA Foundation, and the National Military Family Association also collaborated to create the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program, providing military spouses with the education necessary to serve as financial counselors. It is unique in that it not only helps military spouses achieve career goals and aspirations by enhancing job-related marketability, it also benefits military family members by enhancing their personal financial management skills.