Founded in 1984, the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC®) is a non-profit association of proven financial consultants formed to strengthen public confidence in the financial services profession.


To recognize world-class financial consultants and enable them to make a transformational difference in the financial lives of the families and communities they serve.

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IARFC Members are qualified and trained consultants who meet a high level of competency. Each designation or credential addresses a specific level of a consultant's background and experiences.


Registered Financial Associate - RFA®
Registered Financial Consultant - RFC®
Master Registered Financial Consultant - MRFC®

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Consumers need the guidance of a financial professional to achieve financial security and independence. Finding a highly qualified consultant is essential when seeking sound financial advice.

A financial consultant guides the client through the financial process: goal identification, data organization, needs analysis, problem identification, recommendations, and plan implementation.

Financial consultants help their clients to save, spend, invest, insure, and plan wisely for the future.

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Guiding Principles

  • Vision - Clarity of purpose and direction will trigger our service to current members and stimulate consistent growth by attracting new members.
  • Love - Love is a matter of the heart. Our work matters and we are committed to serve our members and the public with a brand of love we call a Committed Benevolent Interest (CBI) in everyone. We are truly concerned about the outcomes for others and ourselves.
  • Servant - Leadership is about service. We are committed to serve our members with servant leadership as we provide resources to help them achieve their career and business objectives.
  • Integrity - Honesty, morality, and fairness are a bellwether of what we stand for and how we serve our members and affiliates.
  • Innovation - In an ever-changing profession, we are committed to introducing new ideas and methods to disrupt the status quo and support financial professionals and their business.
  • Proactive - In a profession of constant change, action is essential. We are constantly alert to changes and seek to become the catalyst for change and the opportunities they create.
  • Authentic - We are who we say we are. We invite our members to be so as well. This vulnerability builds a bedrock of trust with our members and the public.
  • Relevant - Relevance is essential to survival. We provide practical, thought leadership in an effort to make our membership relevant to practitioners and business owners.

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