History

The Financial Planning Student Association, FPSA, was established at Utah State in 2000.  It was the first student organization of its type in the nation, serving students interested in personal financial planning.

On January 1, 2000, members of the Institute of Certified Financial Planner, ICFP, and the International Association for Financial Plannings, IAFP, took a step forward, combining forces to create the Financial Planning Association, FPA.  FPA is the leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who provide, support and benefit from professional financial planning.

FPA takes it upon themselves to cultivate the body of knowledge for financial planning, share best practices among our members and facilitate professional development.  Fostering the value of financial planning and advancing the financial planning profession are two of FPA's primary long-term goals.

Based in Denver, Colorado, FPA has more than 100 chapters throughout the United States representing more than 28,500 members involved in all facets of providing financial planning services.  Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulator bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations, FPA is the premier resource for the public to find a financial planner who will deliver advice using ethical, objective, client-centered process.

A nationwide network of 100 chapters is the lifeblood of FPA.  Each chapter promotes the advancement of knowledge in financial planning, supporting programs and projects that help the public learn the benefits of financial planning.