The Personal Financial Planning Section is the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy and guidance for practitioners who specialize in providing estate, tax, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice.

    Find an extensive suite of resources in practice management, tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investments.

    Access the most recent AICPA PFP News, including all of the latest leg/reg updates, new and updated member benefits and much more.

    Access the array of benefits and resources for CPA/PFS credential holders and learn about the process for obtaining the credential.


    PFP Learning Library
    Our PFP learning library brings all events together in one place for you to learn from the convenience of your home or office. As a PFP Section member benefit, you have unlimited access to all of the webcast, podcast, video recordings and presentation materials. You can see all our events by browsing by topic or series.
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    Personal Financial Specialist: three simple letters; three simple steps – learn, pass the exam, and gain experience. Where are you on this path? Whether you provide estate, retirement, investment, insurance/risk management or tax planning services, the demand for personal financial planning is already high, and growing!
    Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference
    Over the course of three intensive days, you will have access to thought leaders who will offer tax and economic insights, new planning ideas, a clear understanding of the global environment plus much more. Learn how to bring the greatest value to your clients in one advanced, all-encompassing conference.

    The CPA’s Guide to Practical Retirement Planning provides a comprehensive look the “science” of retirement planning (what the CPA needs to know), and then the “art” (communicating this knowledge to clients in various stages of life).

    PFP/PFS members receive 4 complimentary CPE-accredited PFP Section-sponsored webcasts on an annual basis. Visit the PFP webcast calendar to view these events and how to redeem your complimentary credits. Note that recordings and presentations materials from all PFP Section-sponsored webcasts are posted to our learning library after the live event. Viewing these archived recordings does not qualify for CPE.

    ATRA and NIIT have added more complexity to planning given that you now have to navigate through a multi-layer tax system in conjunction with running multi-year scenarios to gain a clear picture of the tax landscape in order to advise your clients on virtually all of their personal financial planning decisions.

    Financial Planning Digest 

    Receive a FREE weekly e-newsletter, Financial Planning Digest, containing updates on trends, news, legislation and events of interest to CPAs who practice in the areas of tax, estate, retirement, investments and insurance.


    Raise Your Expectations. This Event is Going Above and Beyond

    Year after year, attendees of the AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference overwhelmingly give top marks for the quality of speakers, depth of content and the overall experience.

    Esteemed thought leaders in financial planning will help you refine business strategies, implement new techniques and bring the greatest value to your clients — a combination made possible only by the world’s largest membership organization representing the accounting profession.

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