A total of 384 candidates took the Qualified Associate Financial Planner™ exam
TORONTO, March 10, 2022 /CNW/ – FP Canada has released the results of the February session of the QAFP exam. There were 384 candidates who sat for the exam, and the overall pass rate was 59.4%.
FP Canada has given candidates the option of taking the exam in person or through online proctoring. Due to government restrictions related to COVID-19, in-person availability was limited. Just over 80% of candidates chose to take the exam online, while the rest did so at one of 13 test centers across the country.
“I would like to congratulate all of the candidates who have committed to taking the exam,” said Tashia Batstone, President and CEO of FP Canada. “The QAFP certification can provide a solid foundation for a successful career in financial planning, and passing the exam is an important step on the path to earning this certification.”
To earn QAFP certification, candidates must complete a series of educational requirements, including an FP Canada-approved core curriculum and the FP Canada Institute™ Introductory Professional Ethics course, pass a national exam and have at least one year of qualifying work experience. To maintain their certification, QAFP professionals must complete the QAFP professional training program – which focuses on the pillars of holistic financial planning, human behavior, honesty and ethics – within one year of certification. earning certification, and adhering to the high professional standards set by the FP Canada™ Standards Council.
The Qualified Associate Financial Planner certification, which launched in January 2020, is designed for professional financial planners with the knowledge, skills, experience and demonstrated ethics to understand the day-to-day financial planning needs of their clients and provide holistic advice tailored to their lifestyle and supports their goals. There are approximately 1,900 QAFP professionals in Canada from December 31, 2021.
About FP Canada
A national professional certification and oversight body working in the public interest, FP Canada is dedicated to promoting better financial well-being for all Canadians by leading the advancement of professional financial planning in Canada. There are approximately 17,000 Certified Financial Planner® professionals and approximately 1,900 Qualified Associate Financial Planner™ professionals (in December 31, 2021), who adhere to FP Canada’s rigorous professional and ethical standards. Visit the FP Canada website for more information.
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