FPA Membership Benefits

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.

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 Business

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 search

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.


 

Advocacy - 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.


 

Community - 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.