The public is looking for a financial planner who demonstrates a commitment to competency, and financial professionals want an established certification that sets them apart in a globally spreading financial planning profession. Formed in 1983, the Registered Financial Planners Institute ® has grown into a worldwide membership organization with thousands of members who use the established RFPI ® designations to help them distinguish themselves in the pool of those who call themselves "financial advisers". Whether you are already a financial planner or have recently decided to enter the profession, RFPI has a designation type to match your educational and experience background.