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Volunteer with Women's Money Matters and advance your professional development with an AFC Certification.

What Is The Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) Certification?

According to ACFPE, the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) certification provides you with the knowledge and experience to meet individuals and families where they are, help them build a strong financial foundation, realize their goals and achieve lasting financial well-being. AFCPE®️ is a national nonprofit organization and the nationally recognized leader in financial counseling, coaching and education.

How Can Women's Money Matters Help You Achieve AFC Certification?

Eligible Volunteer Activities include volunteer presenting and coaching hours which apply towards your AFCPE Certification at a bonus rate of 1.5x as you are working under the guidance of Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC®️) on our team.

How Do I Start?

  1. Sign up on AFCPE
  2. Join WMM as a Coach
  3. Track Volunteer Hours (Example Calculation: If you spend 1.5 hours in a workshop, 1 hour in a 1:1 session, and 30 minutes researching, that totals 3 hours for the week. With the bonus rate, this equates to 4.5 experience hours).
  4. Submit hours to Women’s Money Matters for verification


Additional Resources and Submission

  • Certification Rules: Refer to the AFCPE certification rules for final guidance on what is considered an experience hour. The AFC Experience Guide is available at

Submission: Once your volunteer hours are complete you will submit your approval forms, along with an itemized list of hours, a brief description, and the relevant AFC Experience Category, to our AFC Certified team.

Support and Contact

If you’re interested in learning more about how the AFC self-paced financial education certification can advance your professional development, view the AFCPE website.

Still not sure? Register on the AFCPE website for a free AFC Info Session to get all the information you need to make your decision. You can also always reach out to the Women’s Money Matters Team to better understand how your volunteer hours can contribute, please reach out to us. We are here to support you in your professional development and are excited to see our volunteers advancing their expertise in financial counseling.

Please note that AFCPE is the governing body that decides what is considered ‘experience hours.’ While we are here to support you, we recommend visiting the AFCPE website to learn all the details and confirm which hours meet their criteria. The volunteer has the relationship with AFCPE, and we are here to support that relationship but are not the decision-makers beyond the approval of the hours that you have confirmed fit the criteria of AFCPE at any point in time.