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Experience the Valuable Benefits of FPA Membership

Member Benefits - National

Member Benefits - Illinois Chapter

Grow Your Business 

  • Posting of position openings or resume on local and national online Career Center
  • CFP certification courses and review materials at reduced pricing
  • Links to FPA programs designed for new planners and to online New Planner’s Community
  • Additional educational programs at member rates with partnership organizations such as the Chicago Council on Planned Giving
  • Free annual subscription to the Journal of Financial Planning
  • Free annual subscription to Money magazine
  • Access to Best Practices, FPA’s new weekly practice management e-zine and JFP Between the Issues, featuring web-only articles, essays and surveys
  • Regulatory and Licensing Information

Build Your Knowledge

  • Virtual Learning Center – Online educational programs, many sponsored and free to members
  • Journal of Financial Planning – annual subscription
  • Money Magazine annual subscription
  • Member discounts to national conferences and meetings
  • Continuing Education Credits at chapter and council meetings: CFP, Illinois Insurance, CIMA and CPA
  • Member discounts to chapter and council meetings
  • Two day CAP conference in the fall featuring nationally-known speakers
  • Full day Spring Forum featuring nationally-known speakers
  • Five regional councils in Illinois enabling you to network with those in your immediate geographic area
  • Social/Networking events
  • Season tickets for chapter and council events for even greater discounts

Support Your Profession

  • Illinois was the first chapter to have its own lobbyist acting in our best interests in Springfield
  • Stay informed with Capitol Update of regulatory initiatives and legislation that could affect the way you do business.
  • Have an advocate. FPA is the only major organization representing the financial planning professional.
  • Help shape policy in Washington and your state capital by becoming actively involved.
  • Participate in FPA's Political Action Committee to help FPA build relationships with federal legislators whose decisions affect FPA members.

Public Relations

  • Money Smart Week with the Federal Reserve - Meet the general public and promote FPA and offer free 15-minute consultations
  • Financial Planning Day - Meet general public, opportunity to present to attendees various financial planning topics
  • Opportunity to be trained in working with the media
  • Opportunity to present to various groups, including libraries, schools, service organizations, during Financial Planning Week and Money Smart Week.
  • Receive media referrals from national trade and consumer publications

 

Why Should You Become Active in FPA of Illinois?

We asked our most active members why they joined FPA. Here are the most frequent answers:

  •  Meet people/network
  •  Network with other planners and allied professionals
  •  Learn from Other Practitioners
  •  Continuing Education Credits
  •  Exposure to industry, keep current
  •  Training
  •  Belong to professional association, be part of the solution
  •  Marketing Opportunities
  •  Practice Management
  •  Best Practices

 

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