Who We Are
Founded in 1984 International Association of Registered Financial Consultants IARFC is a non-profit professional association formed to foster public confidence in the financial services profession, to help financial consultants exchange planning techniques, and to recognize practitioners who are truly committed to ethical standards and continuous professional education.
We simply want the public to have the best financial advice available. In a world of constant economic, political and social change, consumers engage the guidance of financial consultant to achieve financial security and independence. A qualified, trained, educated, experienced and ethical consultant to guide individuals, families and small businesses is essential. Our mission is to support these professionals in helping their clients attain financial independence and minimize risk.
We are a professional organization that requires all of its designated and certificant members to meet and document stringent requirements: Experience, Education, Examination, Licensing, Conduct, Ethics, Application and Fees, Continuing Education, Re-Certification.
IARFC Mission Statement
The IARFC will foster and enhance the growth of our association for the benefit of our members and the clients they serve by providing a continuing source of information, education and networking. The organization will strengthen the financial services profession through adherence to and promotion of ethical behavior by our members and a focus on continuing professional education for our members.
Our designations and certifications represent a level of competency of our members at following a financial planning process from start to finish and an ability to run a practice efficiently.
Part of that competence relates to an understanding that the designee and/or member will abide by the Code of Ethics and Practice Standards, thereby protecting the public they are called to serve. All designees and members must agree to uphold, abide by, and practice in accordance with this Code of Ethics in order to protect the value of the designation and provide assurance to all members of the public, most importantly those who are served by the designee or member.