Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

CFP® Professionals are required to abide by and be held accountable to the FFSC Code of Ethics contained within the Standards of Professional Responsibility.  The code is based on eight principles that recognize a CFP professional’s responsibility to the public, clients, colleagues, employers and the financial planning profession. 

The Eight Principles

Principle 1:  Client First - A CFP professional shall always place the client’s interests first.

Principle 2:  Integrity - A CFP professional shall always act with integrity

Principle 3:  Objectivity - A CFP professional shall be objective when providing advice and/or services to clients

Principle 4:  Competence - A CFP professional shall develop and maintain the abilities, skills and knowledge necessary to competently provide advice and/or services to clients

Principle 5:  Fairness - A CFP professional shall be fair and open in all professional relationships

Principle 6:  Confidentiality - A CFP professional shall maintain confidentiality of all client information

Principle 7: Diligence - A CFP professional shall act diligently when providing advice and/or services to clients

Principle 8: Professionalism - A CFP professional shall act in a manner that reflects positively upon the profession

For a full description of the FPSC Code of Ethics contained within the Standards of Professional Responsibility please visit the Financial Planning Standards Counsel website at:

http://www.fpsc.ca/guidance-code-of-ethics

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