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April Membership Benefits Highlights

Free Lunch & Learn to Help Members with SBA Loans

FPA is excited to announce the addition of a new partner to its Member Advantage Program (MAP), SBA Loan Group, one of the largest packagers of SBA Loans in the country. Learn more about this program on April 20th.

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Journal of Financial Planning

A Great Way for Chapter Members to Get Free CE

Members receive digital and hard copy editions of the FPA award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning for the best thought-provoking content, ideas and strategies. See the latest issue.

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Register Now for FPA Retreat

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FPA Retreat 2016 Will Transform Your Practice – Read Session Details

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DOL Ruling

Navigating the Final DOL Fiduciary Rule

Join the New FPA Knowledge Circle on Public Policy & Regulation to Share & Learn

Practice Management blog

Practice Management Blog

5 Ways to Calm the Scared Voices in Your Head

Advocacy Day

3rd Annual Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

Let Your Voice Be Heard - Help Educate Federal Policymakers About Your Profession

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Benefits of Membership

The Financial Planning Association™ of Central PA, a chapter of the Financial Planning Association™ , is a professional organization focused on professional development and education of financial planning professionals.

What we have to offer….

Professional Development

Learn Your Way
Continuing Education Access 18 CE credits annually through a combination of 12 issues of the Journal of Financial Planning and six complimentary one-hour webinars.
Webinars Receive preferred member rates (savings of 50% or more) on live and on-demand, high-quality webinars through the FPA Professional Development Center.
Journal of Financial Planning Receive a monthly subscription to the FPA award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning (archives & CE credit available). Download digital editions with JFP app.
Events & Conferences Save on registration to attend FPA events and conferences, including FPA Retreat and FPA Annual Conference, the largest gathering of CFP® professionals.
Financial Services Review Access the latest in theoretical and empirical research through the Financial Services Review, a quarterly supplement in the Journal of Financial Planning.
FPA SmartBrief Subscribe to FPA SmartBrief, a weekly digest of the latest in the profession, including news, policy updates and the trends in practice management.
Magazine Subscriptions Keep current with a monthly subscription to MONEY Magazine plus access to theMONEY Magazine digital edition and a weekly subscription to Bloomberg BusinessWeekmagazine with access to the iPad app.

Business Success

Energize and Grow Your Businesss
Member Advantage Program Save with more than 70 discounted practice management resources, tools, and education providers.
Planner Search® Connect with consumers in your area. Receive four client articles for use in your practice. (Eligibility requirements apply).
Residency Save with member preferred pricing to attend FPA Residency where you can jump-start your career in this experiential 6-day in-residence program.
MentorMatch Connect with experienced FPA members to receive best practices and tips, or volunteer to share your own experience with up-and-coming professionals.
Practice Management Blog Run your business more efficiently, effectively and profitably with advice from the FPA Practice Management Blog.
Job Board Explore career opportunities through the FPA Job Board for confidential job searching.
Research and Practice Institute Gain practice and business insights with original research from FPA's Research and Practice Institute.
Media Training Learn the essentials of working with journalists through FPA Media Training.
FPA Media Source Be a part of FPA unique media query system for CFP® professionals that connects journalists with FPA members on personal finance and financial planning stories.
Logo Usage Add the FPA logo to your marketing materials, emails and other collateral to showcase your professional affiliation.


Protect Your Professions
Volunteer Contribute to the success of your profession though opportunities to lead and volunteer locally and nationally.
Engage Advocacy Tool Become an official FPA Advocate in less than three minutes with the FPA Engage Advocacy Tool. Sign up and make your voice heard!
State Advocacy Toolkit Jump start your advocacy efforts with the FPA Advocacy Toolkit, which includes comprehensive, downloadable documents that prepare you for advocacy activities with your state legislators.
Advocacy Days FPA Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. and State Advocacy Days provide you with hands-on training, branded folders, badges and position leave behinds and advice.
FPA Political Action Committee Representing financial planners and issues affecting you is the primary objective of the FPA-Political Action Committee (FPA-PAC) - the only registered PAC on Capitol Hill representing the interests of the financial planning profession.


Expand Your Connections
Chapters Connect through FPA’s unparalleled nationwide chapters to network, share ideas, attend local educational programs and events, and participate in leadership opportunities.
FPA Connect Interact virtually with peers on FPA Connect, the FPA online community.
Knowledge Circles Learn from your colleagues through FPA Knowledge Circles, where best practices are discussed online, over the phone, and in-person.
Networking Connect with a network of more than 24,000 financial planning colleagues.
  • Choose Your Member Type

CFP® Professional | $450 annually

(Learn more about our new monthly payment option!)

A CFP® professional who actively practices or supports financial planning and has been a FPA member for 3 or more years.

Description & Benefits

Allied Professional | $349 annually

(Learn more about our new monthly payment option!)

The Allied Professional Membership is for those who deliver personal financial services to the public or support financial planners in their practice.

Description & Benefits

CFP® Candidate  | $199 annually

A candidate for CFP® certification who has passed the CFP® Board Certification Exam and is working on the experience requirement. Available until CFP® certification is attained (maximum 3 yrs.)

Description & Benefits

CFP® Certificant  | $119 annually

For students who are enrolled in a CFP Board certificate program with the ultimate interest of pursuing a career as a CFP® Professional. Members may only hold this membership type for a maximum of 2 years.

Description & Benefits

Faculty | $199 annually

(Learn more about our new monthly payment option!)

An individual who teaches full-time in a CFP® Board-registered degree program, certificate program or a related finance/business high school or degree program with the ultimate interest of supporting students who wish to pursue financial planning as a career.

Description & Benefits

Full-time Student | $39 annually

An individual enrolled in a full time graduate or undergraduate finance or business program or related degree with a plan of pursing a financial planning career.

Description & Benefits

Member Emeritus| $149 annually | By phone: 800.322.4237; option 2

Available for active FPA members who have reached full retirement age (as defined by SSA) and, if employed as a business professional, work less than an average of 20 hours per week calculated on an annual basis.
This membership type is available by phone only.  Please call member services at 800.322.4237; option 2.

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