Applied Financial Planning (AFP) Exam Overview
Earning the Personal Financial Planning (PFP®) certification from the Canadian Securities (CSI) requires the candidate to successfully pass the AFP Exam 1 and AFP Exam 2. Prior to enrolling and writing the AFP Exam 1 and AFP Exam 2, the candidate will need complete the courses/programs outlined by CSI as part of the approved education path. Further details can be found at CSI website.
The PFP® Professional Competency Profile outlines the subject matter expertise required to pass the AFP Exams. The full competency profile can be found at CSI website.
The competency profile outlines 8 topics that cover all areas of financial planning:
- Professional Conduct and Regulatory Compliance
- Client Relationship and Practice Management
- Asset and Liability Management
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Investment Planning
- Tax Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Estate Planning
It is recommended that candidates use the competency profile to guide their preparation for examination success. Here at PlannerPrep, we have 500+ financial planning exam questions where students can choose the number of questions based on the enabling competencies and technical competencies above.