Application Process

Becoming a NAPFA member

The process of becoming a NAPFA member varies depending on your membership category. In order to become a member, you'll have to complete the following steps:

  1. Create an account on napfa.org.
  2. Complete the membership application for the category of your choice. (Please click here for membership categories)
  3. Complete payment for your membership.
  4. If you're applying as a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor or NAPFA Associate, you'll submit your ADV for review. If you're applying as a Student Affiliate, you'll submit your proof of schooling.
  5. If you're applying as a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor, you'll submit a comprehensive plan, a request to do a peer review, or proof of completion of a plan through the Capstone Course. For more information on these requirements, click here.
  6. Once the ADV review is complete and you have passed the review requirement, you will recieve your membership approval. This process can take between 4-6 weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact membership@napfa.org. We look forward to welcoming you to the community!