Our planning teams typically include lawyers who uphold ethical guidelines of the bar associations, CPAs who uphold standards of the AICPA, and other professionals who promise to maintain the highest standards of professionalism. All of our planning team members are expected to uphold the following standards published by the Financial Planning Association.
Principle 3 - Competence
An FPA member shall provide services to clients competently and maintain the necessary knowledge and skill to continue to do so in those areas in which the designee is engaged.
One is competent only when he or she has attained and maintained an adequate level of knowledge and skill, and applies that knowledge effectively in providing services to clients. Competence also includes the wisdom to recognize the limitations of that knowledge and when consultation or client referral is appropriate. In addition to assimilating the common body of knowledge required and acquiring the necessary experience, an FPA member shall make a continuing commitment to learning and professional improvement.