CFP Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
CFP Board adopted the Code of Ethics to establish the highest principles and standards. These Principles are general statements expressing the ethical and professional ideals certificants and registrants are expected to display in their professional activities.
As such, the Principles are aspirational in character and provide a source of guidance for certificants and registrants. The Principles form the basis of CFP Board’s Rules of Conduct, Practice Standards and Disciplinary Rules, and these documents together reflect CFP Board’s recognition of certificants’ and registrants’ responsibilities to the public, clients, colleagues and employers.
Provide professional services with integrity.
Provide professional services objectively.
Maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide professional services competently.
Be fair and reasonable in all professional relationships. Disclose conflicts of interest.
Fairness requires impartiality, intellectual honesty and disclosure of material conflicts of interest. It involves a subordination of one’s own feelings, prejudices and desires so as to achieve a proper balance of conflicting interests. Fairness is treating others in the same fashion that you would want to be treated.
Protect the confidentiality of all client information.
Act in a manner that demonstrates exemplary professional conduct.
Provide professional services diligently.