FP Canada introduces new certification path without diploma requirement


FP Canada™ has announced that financial planning certification candidates with significant relevant work experience will no longer need to hold a college diploma in order to receive their QAFP® certification. Previously, applicants were required to hold a two-year college diploma, have one year of qualifying work experience, pass the QAFP® exam, and meet other FP Canada educational requirements. The change—which indicates that candidates with five years of qualifying work experience will no longer need to hold a diploma—is intended to make the financial planning profession more accessible to a larger pool of candidates. “For those who have proven their ability to meet the demands of the profession, we’re excited to offer a new path to certification,” said FP Canada President Tashia Batstone.