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What is Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)?

CSI provides you with three streams towards achieving the CFP® certification. Each of these three streams meets the educational requirements of the FP Canada Approved Advanced Curriculum Program on the path to CFP® certification and is tailored to the intricacies of the industry (banking, mutual fund dealer or investment dealer) it is designed for. It is recommended that students opt for the route of the industry they work in or aspire to, as that route is best structured and nuanced for that particular field.

Please refer to the FP Canada website for more information on the CFP® certification.

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What is the CSI path to the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification?

CSI offers three paths to the CFP® certification.

Stream 1: CFP® Certification Route for Bankers

Stream 2: CFP® Certification Route for Mutual Fund Representatives (CIRO)

*CSI decommissioned the Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Building a Mutual Funds Advisory Practice in October 2022. For Stream 2, CSI will continue to recognize the decommissioned courses for those who have completed or are currently enrolled in and are working toward completion of the courses.

Stream 3: CFP® Certification Route for Investment Advisors (CIRO)

Pre-requisite Requirements

Please refer to the FP Canada website for information on experience requirements and pre-requisites (such as college/university diplomas or degrees).

CFP® Certification License and Trademark

The CFP® designation is not awarded by CSI. It is granted under license by the Financial Planning Standards Council to those who have met its educational standards, passed the CFP® Examination, satisfied a work experience requirement and agree to abide by FP Canada Code of Ethics.

CFP®, Certified Financial Planner® and CFP® (with flame logo) are trademarks owned outside the U.S. by Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. Financial Planning Standards Council is the marks licensing authority for the CFP® marks in Canada, through agreement with FPSB.