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 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, help financial consultants exchange planning techniques, and 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. We support these professionals in helping their clients attain financial independence and minimize risk.  

As a professional Association, we require all of our designated and credentialed members to meet and document stringent requirements in: Experience, Education, Examination, Licensing, Conduct, Ethics, Application/Fees, Continuing Education and Re-Certification. Our designations and credential represent a high level of competency of our members at following a financial planning process from start to finish and an ability to run a practice efficiently
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IARFC Governance Structure

 

IARFC Mission

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

Governing Documents

Board of Trustees

The IARFC is governed by a Board of Trustees, who are charged with helping the Association grow in membership, adhere to the Association's Governing Documents, and provide an overall source of leadership and direction. Only Registered Financial Consultants (RFC®) designees and Master Registered Financial Consultants (MRFC®) credential holders who are in good standing may serve on the Board of Trustees except for the position of the Chief Operating Officer


 

US Chapter Board of Directors


The US Chapter is governed by a Board of Directors, who are charged with helping the specific chapter grow in membership, adhere to the Association's Governing Documents, and provide an overall source of leadership and direction. Only Registered Financial Consultants (RFC®) designees and Master Registered Financial Consultants (MRFC®) credential holders who are in good standing may serve on the US Chapter Board of Directors.
 

International Chapter Directors

The IARFC is an international Association with continued expansion across the globe. This is accomplished in two manners: 1) Individual Recognition of Qualified Professionals. Qualified financial professionals may apply for the RFA and RFC designations. Approval is based on meeting the same standards as those in the US with adjustments considering different institutions, education courses and licensing.  2) National Organizations. Individual professionals in many countries who become aware of the IARFC’s high standards of support and education, may establish a national association affiliate.
 

Team Associates

The IARFC is supported by a Team of Associates located at the Home Office in Middletown, OH - dedicated to assisting the Association in fulfilling its goals. The Team is made of Operations, Membership Services, Editorial, Marketing, Public Relations, and Information Technology professionals. Team Associates also serve as Committee Liaison's to Standing Committees or Association Task Forces. The Team adheres to the IARFC By-Laws, Mission Statement, and Privacy Policies in order to provide the best service to the Association's designations and credential (RFA®, RFC®, MRFC®), and Association Memberships.