How to Join

How to Join

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The Institute of Financial Consultants ® welcomes new members.

Choosing membership to a professional body can be a big step forward in your career and public standing.  The Institute of Financial Consultants offer four membership grades for you to choose from. Choose the grade that feels the most appropriate for you and complete the application form.  The completed form can be returned to our administrative office via mail, email or FAX.


The Institute of Financial Consultants® has an ongoing commitment to high professional and ethical standards. Our membership benefits include excellent online CPD courses to help our members stay ahead of their game in an increasingly competitive profession.


Find out more about our membership grades

The Institute of Financial Consultants ® offer four grades of membership to meet the educational and professional needs of potential members. Click on one of the four links below to find out more:

The Certified Financial Consultant ® (CFC) designation is the premier designation of the Institute of Financial Consultants® . CFC certification is attained by meeting the eligibility of both education and professional experience.

Find out more about Certified Membership - Certified Financial Consultant ® (CFC)


This is an individual regular membership. This membership is open to applicants who have completed the education program and are waiting to complete the experience requirement and are working towards CFC® (Certified Financial Consultant) designation.

Find out more about Membership - MIFC

The associate membership is available to those engaged in degree program at college or university, provided such persons cannot qualify as MIFC.

Find out more about Associate Membership - AIFC


The IFC Fellowship (FIFC) is awarded to existing IFC members who are in good standing. As a Fellow, you will be recognised for your contribution to the financial profession. The Institute encourages Members of a least two year standing to seek Fellowship status.

Find out more about Achieving Fellowship - FIFC

Not sure which grade to apply for?  Contact the Membership Department for more information about IFC grades and which grade might suit you best.