CRFA members must recertify their membership annually.

You may download the following link to access the Annual Recertification form and Code of Ethics signature form. Please fax completed two-page form and signature page for Code of Ethics to 405.376.1455 or e-mail to certification@crfa.us.  The Ethics Exam may be accessed by contacting Certificate Coordinator Linda Lee at certification@crfa.us and provide a valid fax number. The test will then be faxed to you from a dedicated line.

CRFA Recertification Document – Please include copies of your CE Certificates.

Continuing Education

Every CRFA™ member is required to obtain 15 hours of retirement-specific Continuing Education units towards their annual renewal.

CRFA™ Continuing Education (CE) is a recertification process and therefore the courses should be directly linked to the knowledge, skills, and abilities covered in the original training class. Retirement specific issues taken from the various areas within the financial planning discipline are the focus of the CRFA™.

Disciplinary Publication

CRFA members must maintain their level of competency through continuing education. They must also agree to continue to abide by the Code of Ethics, a primary agreement for elite advisors, and continue to provide objective recommendations. The following link provides the public with the forms to file a complaint and the options available to the member.  If the CRFA Division of the Society agrees that the member has violated the rules of ethics, the publication contains the actions the Disciplinary Committee will take against the member.

Disciplinary Rules & Procedures

2009 Job Analysis
The analysis consisted of a survey that was posted online. Individuals in the financial advisory services responded by identifying the topics they considered essential to retirement. Their responses were mapped to the existing question database.  Where there were deficiencies, SMEs participated in writing new questions.

To review the material included in the Job Analysis, click on this link: 2009 Job Analysis