IARFC® is the sole body authorized to award and support the Association’s designations, credentials, and membership which are widely recognized and exemplify a level of competence in the field. The Governing Documents provide an overall source of leadership and direction for the Association.
Part of that competence relates to an understanding that the designee/credential holder and member will abide by the Code of Ethics, thereby protecting the public they are called to serve.
All designees/credential holders and members must agree to uphold, abide by, and practice in accordance with the IARFC Code of Ethics in order to protect the value of their designation/credential and provide assurance to all members of the public, most importantly those who are served by the designee/credential holder.
Code of Ethics
I will put my clients’ interests above my own at
all times within the scope of my abilities.
I will maintain proficiency in my work
through continuing education.
When fee-based services are involved, I will charge a fair and
reasonable fee based on the amount of time and skill required.
I will abide by both the spirit and the letter of the laws and
regulations applicable to financial planning services.
I will give my clients the same service I would
provide to myself in the same circumstances.
I will disclose all facts about fees, commissions, and any other
sources of compensation received for services provided to clients.