Join the alumni of Canada's leading community of trusted Certified Financial Practitioners, AFCC®.

Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada® Designation Program

Setting the standard for the Canadian financial counselling industry; become an AFCC®

The AFCC® designation is an attestation of a professional's promise to their clients.

Becoming an Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada® (AFCC®) designee is crucial for financial professionals seeking to enhance their credibility and expertise. The AFCC® designation signifies a high standard of excellence in financial counselling, ensuring that practitioners are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide effective financial guidance. This certification not only boosts a professional's confidence and career prospects but also instills greater trust among clients, peers, and the broader community. It represents a commitment to ongoing education and professional development, which is vital in a constantly evolving financial landscape.

The AFCC® designation opens doors to a network of esteemed professionals and continuous learning opportunities. As an AFCC® designee and obtaining membership with our Canadian Association, you gain access to exclusive resources, training programs, and networking events that help you stay current with industry trends and best practices.

This certification empowers you to make a significant impact on your clients' financial well-being, helping them navigate complex financial situations with confidence. By achieving the AFCC® designation, you not only advance your own career but also contribute to elevating the standards of financial counselling across Canada.

Professional Development, Training and Continuing Education Units

Conference and Learning Labs, Virtual and OnDemand

Ongoing Professional Development is an integral element to the highest level of client care.  Join our pre-approved Continuing Education Sessions online via our national Learning Labs and increase your capacity and expertise.

AFCC® Designees are required to maintain their designation through the acquisition of 30 Continuing Education Units in every two (2) year reporting cycle.  Two (2) of the 30 credits must be dedicated to Ethics while the remaining credits must be pertaining to General Practice, Personal Finance and Counselling.

You can view more on our AFCC® Certification here or through the above menu.

Canadian Association for Financial Empowerment

Inspired By The Extraordinary Power of Our Client Heros and the Dedication of their Accredited Financial Practitioner Canada® Designees

Trusted by Canadians since 1968

How We Help

Our aim is to enhance the personal financial well-being of individuals and families through access to Certified Experts with unparalleled qualifications in the field of Financial Counselling.

We are the preeminent training, education and credentialing institute for consumer financial literacy practitioners.

Be part of our team of professionals who are devoted to the cause of helping individuals and families to achieve their optimal financial health. Join us and strengthen your financial counselling career.

Why Choose Us?

We establish and regulate uniform standards of practice, accreditation, knowledge, skills and ethics for the financial counselling and financial coaching profession.

We are governed by Statute.

We are the exclusive provider of the Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada (AFCC) certification designation for financial practitioners.

We represent Certified Financial Counsellors and Accredited Credit Counselling Agencies.

You can trust our Certified Experts to provide the best independent, unbiased and professional personal financial expertise.

Ready To Become a Qualified Financial Counselling Practitioner?

Start your journey to becoming an Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada®

World Class Certification and Training Programs

We are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and in developing professional financial practitioners who can truly make a difference in the lives of many.

  1. Recognition - renowned and peerless certification designation elevates skill and accountability for the financial counselling profession.
  2. Integrity - our training and education is unparalleled and focused on the financial counselling industry.
  3. Commitment - to empower the best independent and unbiased personal financial expertise.

To be the Industry Leader in Personal Financial Well-Being.



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