Anyone can put up a sign designating him or herself as a financial coach. NFEC coaches have proven that they meet the educational, experiential, and background criteria which ensure your security. The Certified Personal Finance Consultant designation indicates that the coach has a fiduciary commitment to your success and is obligated to act in your best interests.
Earning this designation means a coach has completed hundreds of hours of education; undergone comprehensive background checks; and passed a difficult examination. But that’s not all: Certified Personal Finance Consultants also must pass performance and implementation evaluations by conducting supervised coaching practice, then recording and documenting the outcomes of these coaching endeavors.