How to Recertify

For the FPAC Recertification process you must:

  • Earn 45 continuing education (CE) credits
  • Submit your credits to AFP
  • Pay a recertification fee


Ways to Earn CE Credits   Submit Your Credits

The Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional® (FPAC) credential is valid for three years. The expiration date is printed on your certificate and is on the summary page of the AFP Online Recertification Resource Center

For ease in record keeping, all three-year recertification cycles begin July 1 of the examination year and ends June 30 of the third year.

The reporting year is the actual year that you are required to submit the 45 credits earned over the three-year recertification cycle and the recertification reporting fee. All credits must be earned by June 30 of your reporting year. The standard deadline to report credits is August 15 and the late deadline to report credits is October 15.

Example: 2020 reporting year includes credits earned from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.

AFP will send reminder notifications via e-mail. Non-receipt of a recertification reminder does not waive the requirement to recertify and will not serve as an appeal to revocation. Please notify AFP if your e-mail or other contact information changes.

 Recertification credits should be reported based on the following:

  • Only qualified educational activities in approved topics should be reported.
  • An activity should be listed exactly as the title appears on the printed materials for the event.
  • Do not forward supporting documentation of attendance or participation to AFP when filing your recertification credits

Credential holders have two options for reporting credits earned. The first and preferred option is the AFP Online Recertification Resource Center credit tracking tool (which you will receive a $25 discount off of fees paid) and the second is completing the Recertification Reporting Form.

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