The AICPA’s Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential is granted exclusively to CPAs with the powerful combination of extensive tax expertise and comprehensive knowledge of financial planning. This knowledge is critical for obtaining the most valuable, objective advice possible. All areas of personal financial planning — including estate, retirement, investments and insurance — have tax implications, and only CPA/PFS professionals have the experience, ethics and expertise to get the job done right.
MY-CPE LLC is approved by NASBA and it offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). We are focused on providing quality continuing education to Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) content that incorporates the qualified subject areas. Our NASBA-approved CPD courses are authored/reviewed by industry specialists and subject matter experts. All our courses are designed in a way to ensure that courses meet your continuing education requirements.
PERSONAL FINANCIAL SPECIALIST (PFS) CPD REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW
|CPD Requirements||20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every year|
|License Renewal Period||Credential renewal occurs in July of each year.|
|CE Reporting Cycle||From January 1st to December 31st Every year|
|Ethics Requirement||No Ethics requirement|
|Carry Over Credits||PFS Credential Holders cannot carry forward excess credits to the next reporting cycle.|
CE reporting cycle is from January 1st to December 31st Every year. Credential holders must meet the recertification requirements in the calendar year prior to renewal.
Here is a link to the PFS website to access FAQs on CPD Requirement and Regulations for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS).
Following are the qualifying subject areas:
myCPE Packages for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) meets all the CPD requirements of Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) as per AICPA guidelines.
No, there are no minimum CE requirements in a particular subject area.
Qualifying activities are:
Annual Membership dues are based on your role, industry and work status. When you join as a new member, your billing cycle will be prorated based on the month you joined. Membership year runs Aug. 1 through July 31.
Renewal payments are due each year by July 31 and the first renewal notice is sent in June. If you joined in May, June or July, your first renewal invoice will be sent the following year. An enrollment fee of $65 applies for new members.
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Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) can complete 100% of the total required CE credits hours via self-study courses. i.e., Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) can complete all 20 hours via self-study courses from NASBA approved CE sponsors as myCPE is approved by NASBA (Sponsor id 143597). Our PFS Packages are 100% compliant with that requirement.
Yes, the Short video (Nano learning) method is approved for the CPD requirements of Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). AICPA accepts NASBA-sponsored CPE.
No, Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) cannot carry over excess credit earned in a particular renewal cycle.
Members need to attest that if these requirements are not satisfied, the credential will be rescinded and the reinstatement requirements must be met to regain the credential.
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If the credential holder is newly credentialed, CPD does not need to be completed until the year following receipt of the credential.
myCPE provides courses that are approved for continuing education credits by NASBA. Based on the guidelines issued by these boards regarding Continuing Education Requirements, we recommend the programs/ webinars to be suitable for NASBA specified in each webinar. However, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that they are eligible for the Continuing Education Credits based on their occupation/ job profile, knowledge requirement as well as guidelines laid down by their regulatory board before registering for the webinars.
CLICK HERE to view the AICPA website for CPD requirements for Personal Financial Specialist (PFS).
|National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)||143597|
|Internal Revenue Service (IRS)||GEHNZ|
|California Tax Education Council (CTEC)||6273|
|Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP)||8061|
|Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)||RP5359|
|Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)||714694|
|American Payroll Association (APA)||372961|
|Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA)||010556|
|Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR)||158002756|
|New York State Board of Public Accountancy (NYSPA)||002976|
|Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)||Approved|
|National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)||Approved|
|Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM)||Approved|
|Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)||Approved|
|Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)||Approved|
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