About Us

Primary Aim

FPA® of Colorado's primary aim is to elevate the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning.


If the FPA® is the heart of Financial Planning, then Colorado is the heart of the FPA®. Not only is our state the home of national headquarters, we are also the founding state of the parent organizations, the former home of the CFP Board, and the home of the College for Financial Planning. Many national leaders in the industry either came from, or currently reside in, Colorado.

The FPA® itself is young. On January 1, 2000, members of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) and the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP) combined 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.

The Financial Planning industry is young. From its earliest roots in the 1970s, financial planners recognized the need to separate advice from product sales. Stock brokers, insurance agents, and other folks all are welcome as members of the FPA® as long as we swear to put our clients’ interests ahead of our own. Additionally, and importantly, the FPA® supports the certified financial planner, CFP® mark, and although many of our members do not hold this mark, we all adhere to the highest ethical standards.

The future of the FPA® is the future of America. Indeed, this quite possibly could be the best profession in America!

Core beliefs

FPA of Colorado promotes universal acceptance of the value and necessity of the financial planning process. We elevate the profession and help a lot of people along the way.

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the largest membership organization for CFP®professionals in the U.S. and also includes members who support the financial planning process. Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations, FPA® helps connect our members through a variety of unique and compelling ways.

FPA® members adhere to the highest standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure to those they serve. FPA® membership consists of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS, educators, financial services professionals, students and more. FPA® is compensation neutral and represents those from diverse backgrounds and business models. FPA’s unique network of nationwide chapters encourage professional development and networking on a local level.

The Financial Planning Association of Colorado is headquartered in the Denver Metro area and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are one of the largest chapters within FPA, out of the 86 total chapters (as of 2017).

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Financial Planning Association of Colorado
P: 303-450-0515
Email: info@cofpa.org

Mailing Address:
FPA of Colorado
13611E 104th Avenue, Ste 800, PMB 302
Commerce City, CO 80022