Application Process: Becoming a NAPFA Member

The process of becoming a NAPFA member varies depending on your membership category. In order to become a member, you'll have to complete the following steps:

  1. Create an account on
  2. Complete the membership application for the category of your choice. (Please click here for membership categories)
  3. Complete payment for your membership.
  4. If you're applying as a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor or NAPFA Associate, make sure the current version of your firm's ADV is posted on the SEC IAPD website. If you're applying as a Student Affiliate, you'll submit your proof of schooling.
  5. If you're applying as a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor, you'll submit a comprehensive plan, a request to do a peer review, or proof of completion of a plan through the Capstone Course. For more information on these requirements, click here.
  6. Once the ADV review is complete and you have passed the review requirement, you will receive your membership approval. This process generally takes 4 to 6 weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact We look forward to welcoming you to the community!

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