The Financial Planning Association or FPA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit voluntary membership organization. The FPA is the principal professional membership home for CFP® practioners, those on the path to becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, academic leaders, financial planners, students and those who support the financial planning process. The use of term “Financial Planning Association” or “FPA” on this website does not imply any level of skill or training, and should not be construed as an endorsement of Aventine Financial Group LLC or any of its investment adviser representatives.

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® and federally registered CFP® (with flame design) marks (collectively, the “CFP® marks”) are professional certification marks granted in the United States by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (“CFP® Board”). The CFP® certification is a voluntary certification; no federal or state law or regulation requires financial planners to hold CFP® certification. It is recognized in the United States and a number of other countries for its (1) high standard of professional education; (2) stringent code of conduct and standards of practice; and (3) ethical requirements that govern professional engagements with clients.

The CPA designation distinguishes licensed accounting professionals committed to protecting the public interest. These professionals offer financial statement audits and other attestation services to help inform investors about the financial health of organizations. They provide individuals and families with valuable knowledge and advice on taxes and financial planning. To earn the CPA license, accounting professionals must have extensive education—at least 150 hours—pass a rigorous four-part exam and meet experience requirements. They must also commit to lifelong learning and adhere to a strict Code of Professional Conduct that requires competence, objectivity, integrity and independence.

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