Academic Affiliate

Academic Affiliate membership offers you insight into the trends and hot topics impacting the growing world of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning firms. Use NAPFA’s resources and tools to support your curriculum.

Member Benefits

  • NAPFA Engage: Network with other members using the online member directory; use the discussion forum to post questions, receive answers and stay on top of the issues facing Fee-Only professionals.
  • NAPFA Events: Register at a reduced rate for in-person conferences to network with NAPFA members and to learn about hot topics impacting the Fee-Only world.
  • NAPFA Advisor Magazine: Read articles about practical observations, real estate, practice profiles, tax updates and more.
  • What’s New at NAPFA: Receive monthly updates and resources via NAPFA’s e-newsletter.
  • NAPFA Member Discount Programs: Get discounts on products and services appropriate for a Fee-Only Advisor.

Applicant Requirements

Applicant must be a faculty member in a financial planning program at an accredited institution of higher learning, and cannot be under employment with a commission-earning firm. Full and part-time professors and instructors leading formal in-person and/or online classes may apply. Educators who are also employed by a financial services firm must include Form ADV Part II must meet the NAPFA definition of Fee-Only. Academic Affiliates must not imply NAPFA membership.

Annual Dues

Annual dues are $200 (complimentary for CFP program directors).

To Apply for Membership

Your first step towards becoming a NAPFA member is to become a registered user of the NAPFA website (create an account here). Once you have a NAPFA username and password, you can log into the site and begin the application.

Questions about NAPFA membership or the application process? Email the NAPFA Membership Team.

Become a Member

Register today to join the NAPFA community of personal financial advisors.