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Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section

Enhance your value and grow your practice with an unparalleled package of resources designed specifically to support and promote you and your client relationships.

The value of PFP Section membership

PFP Section membership will help you transform your firm and client service offerings. In-demand news and resources provide expert guidance and hands-on tools to guide strategic firm decisions, shape professional development plans and foster client relationships.

The value of PFP Section membership

PFP Section membership will help you transform your firm and client service offerings. In-demand news and resources provide expert guidance and hands-on tools to guide strategic firm decisions, shape professional development plans and foster client relationships.

Benefits of joining the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section

Tools, advocacy and guidance needed to enhance the value of your services related to tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice

Weekly PFP News

Timely updates, industry news, resources and upcoming events


Weekly PFP News

Timely updates, industry news, resources and upcoming events

Technical library with practice guides

Charts, graphs and case scenarios to help you advise clients and manage your practice


Technical library with practice guides

Charts, graphs and case scenarios to help you advise clients and manage your practice

Video and podcast library

On-demand learning materials from experts in personal financial planning services


Video and podcast library

On-demand learning materials from experts in personal financial planning services

Up to 16 free CPE hours

Live webcasts with industry-leading experts and self-study courses


Up to 16 free CPE hours

Live webcasts with industry-leading experts and self-study courses

Broadridge Advisor

3,000+ articles, checklists and other client resources that can be personalized


Broadridge Advisor

3,000+ articles, checklists and other client resources that can be personalized

Inside Information newsletter

Bob Veres delivers content summaries and thought-provoking discussions


Inside Information newsletter

Bob Veres delivers content summaries and thought-provoking discussions

Legislative and regulatory news

Essential information and updates on standards, regulations, industry trends and more


Legislative and regulatory news

Essential information and updates on standards, regulations, industry trends and more

PFP Standards Toolkit

Tools for applying the Statement on Standards in Personal Financial Planning Services


PFP Standards Toolkit

Tools for applying the Statement on Standards in Personal Financial Planning Services

Proactive Planning Toolkit

Tools and charts to navigate and communicate your clients’ financial decisions


Proactive Planning Toolkit

Tools and charts to navigate and communicate your clients’ financial decisions

Learn more about Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section

Your position as a trusted adviser in tax, retirement, estate, risk management and investment planning is critical to helping clients prepare for the future. By joining the PFP Section community, you’ll gain access to everything you need to serve as your clients’ primary point of contact on financial issues.

Benefits include

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    Personal Financial Planning Section

    Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Section

    Discover the premier benefits of becoming a PFP Section member to access the information, tools, advocacy and guidance needed to enhance the value of your services related to tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice.

    From $200 /yr

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    Frequently asked questions

    Get answers to common questions about PFP Section benefits, resources and more.

    Resources and learning

    How do I subscribe to the PFP Section podcasts?
    The PFP Section podcasts are your go-to source for staying informed on the latest trends and developments. A new episode is released most weeks and is available for free to all listeners.

    To subscribe to our podcast series search for “pfplanning” in your podcast channel (Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, etc.) and locate the button to follow/subscribe to the series.

    If you like to listen on your web browser, you can bookmark/add the pfplanning podcast webpage to your favorites in your browser.

    When are the free PFP Section CPE events and how do I register for these events?
    PFP Section members receive four complimentary webcasts each year that offer eight CPE credit hours and three self-study courses that offer five and a half hours of CPE credits.

    Visit our Upcoming Personal Financial Planning Webcasts and Free CPE page for registration links to upcoming events. Also, PFP Section members get reminders in the PFP Section News e-newsletter so that they can mark their calendars and register far in advance of each event.

    Does the PFP Section offer engagement letters?
    PFP Section members have access to a collection of client compliance letters, such as templates for engagement, implementation, and monitoring and updating plans.

    When are the year-end client planning letters available?
    Resources contained in our CPA’s Marketing Toolkit (such as year-end tax planning letters)
    are typically available by mid-November each year.

    I’m having trouble finding a resource I need or have a suggestion for a new resource. How do I get assistance?
    Email us at financialplanning@aicpa.org. We welcome all feedback.

    PFP Section membership benefits

    What are the benefits of the AICPA PFP Section?
    PFP Section members receive benefits that include:

    • Technical guides and Practice guides — Charts, graphs and in-depth content to help you advise clients and manage your practice

    • 16 free CPE hours — Four webcasts with up to eight CPE credit hours and three self-study courses with up to eight CPE credit hours

    • Webcast archive library — Unlimited 24/7 access to our archived webcasts

    • PFP News— A weekly recap of new resources, professional news and upcoming PFP events delivered to your inbox

    • Bob Veres — An industry expert’s perspective on today’s hottest topics and summaries of current media articles

    • Proactive planning toolkit — Tools and resources to help you plan proactively for your clients.

    • Member discounts — Discounts, on top of the AICPA member discount, including savings on select conferences, 20% discount on many other products and other special promotions

    • Broadridge Advisor — Over 3,000 resources to help you talk and communicate with clients about financial planning topics

    • Business development toolkits –— Print and social media ads to help promote your expertise as a CPA financial planner/personal financial specialists

    • Advocacy — Representation in Washington on issues specific to financial planners

    Does the AICPA PFP Section provide networking opportunities to help members knowledge-share and get help with technical tax issues?
    The AICPA Personal Financial Planning Section LinkedIn group keeps members up to date on tax legislation and regulatory developments and fosters peer discussions on technical tax issues and practice management.

    Volunteering is an excellent way to build a network of professionals. Visit Volunteer Central or contact the AICPA PFP Section at financialplanning@aicpa.org to find out how you can get involved. Many CPA state societies also offer member forums and networking opportunities to discuss tax matters with local peers.

    Website and member communications troubleshooting

    How do I subscribe to relevant PFP communications from the AICPA and PFP Section?
    Check your AICPA communication preferences by signing into your AICPA account and making sure you’re subscribed to the following selections.

    • In “General Information,” check that you are subscribed to AICPA News Update.

    • In “PFP,” check that you are subscribed to Financial Planning Digest.

    • In “Section Membership”, check that you are subscribed to PFP Section News e-
      Newsletter.

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    The AICPA Global Engagement Center can help you troubleshoot your issues. Try the following tips:

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    • Need additional help? Select the chat icon to the right of your screen, visit our help page for frequently asked questions and other contact information or email the PFP Section at financialplanning@aicpa.org.

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