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The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa is the only professional body in South Africa to offer the FSA™, RFP™ and internationally recognised CFP® professional designations. FPI is a South African Qualifications Authority registered professional body and our professional designations are registered on the National Learning Registered Database.

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2023 FPI Professional’s Convention

Join us at the BACK TO THE FUTURE: 2023 FPI Professional’s Convention and supercharge your financial planning continuous professional development. Our speakers will guide you on a journey of personal and professional growth, where you’ll have the chance to meet our esteemed international speakers face-to-face this year. Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity to collaborate with your peers and collectively drive our profession forward, focusing on people, practice, and technology.

The event will be hosted as a hybrid event on the 14th and 15th of November with a line-up of over 30 speakers covering over 20 different topics over the two days.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
CPD: Earn up to 13.5 Hours (4 Technical, 5 General, 4.50 Ethics)

Click here to watch the highlights of the 2022 Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa Convention.

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28 February 2023

2024 Top Candidate Award

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28 February 2023

2024 Harry Brews’ Award

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28 February 2023

2024 Diversity and Inclusion Award

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Registrations for the 2024 Professional Competency Examinations are currently open. Register online as a candidate member of FPI and apply to sit for the examination from the member portal.

Examination dates for 2024:

CFP® Professional Competency exams

8 & 9 February 2024

25 & 26 April 2024


FSA™ & RFP™ Professional Competency exams

8 February 2024


Registrations will close two weeks before the examination date.

Cost for the examinations for 2023 is as follows (prices include VAT):
o CFP® full examination – R3,695.00
o CFP® rewrite – R 1,975.00
o FSA™ & RFP™ – R1,975.00

  • Examinations are conducted online via a proctoring platform.
  • Once candidates are registered and have paid for the examination, they will receive access to the PCE support portal, which includes webinars, previous exam papers and reports and a forum where you can chat with fellow candidates and our technical manager will assist with queries on the subject matter.
  • In addition to the study material found in the PCE support portal, the following learning material is prescribed:

o CFP® PCE – Financial Planning Handbook (latest version)


o FSA™ & RFP™ PCE – Fundamentals of Financial Planning Handbook (latest version)

o Both these texts can be purchased from https://store.lexisnexis.co.za

  • A candidate’s employer can contact INSETA to obtain funding for the candidate to write the examination. INSETA can be contacted at 011 381 8900 or email to workerprogrammes@inseta.org.za


  • Familiarise yourself with the requirements of the examination by downloading the following documentation:
    o Professional Competency Examination Policy
    o Financial Planner Competency Profile (CFP®)
    o Financial Planner Curriculum Framework (CFP®)
    o Financial Advisor Competency Profile & Curriculum Framework (FSA™ and RFP™)
    o FPI Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.


Exam Guidelines are static and this is accessible on the learning portal once you have access upon exam payment, should the examination guidelines change we will notify all registered examination candidates.


Contact us at certification@fpi.co.za or telephone 011 470 6000 if you have any queries.

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