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Our Commitment to Ethical Standards

CFP Board is committed to setting and enforcing ethical standards that benefit the public. As part of CFP® certification, all CFP® professionals commit to uphold the high standards outlined in the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. And the steps CFP Board has taken to enforce the Code and Standards — including releasing public disciplinary information — distinguishes CFP® certification from other credentials in the financial services profession.


CFP® certification is the standard of excellence for the financial planning profession. All CFP® professionals commit to CFP Board that they will comply with CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. This helps give clients confidence they're partnering with a financial advisor who will put them on the path to a secure future.

Report a CFP® Professional

If you believe that a CFP® professional has violated the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, you may file a complaint. While you are not required to provide evidence to support your complaint, it will assist CFP Board's review of your complaint if you do.

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