International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, founded in 1984, is a non-profit professional association dedicated to educate, train, support and advance the professionalism of financial advisors who are helping people spend, save, insure, invest and plan for the future.
The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) is a nonprofit professional credential organization of proven financial professionals formed to foster public confidence in the financial planning profession to help financial advisors exchange planning techniques, and to give deserved recognition to those practitioners who are truly committed to ethical standards and continuous professional education.

Because there are no consistent licensing requirements for the various persons who call themselves requirements for the various persons who call themselves “financial planner” the public has a critical need for a method of distinguishing the qualified and dedicated financial advisor.

The IARFC provides the public with a convenient access to a pool of well-qualified practitioners from which to choose a financial advisor. It is the only professional organization that requires all of its members to meet and document seven stringent requirements, of education, experience, examination, integrity, licensing, ethics and a significant amount of professional education.