Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor℠

Professional Designation Program

As of 4/29/16, the College for Financial Planning has academically suspended the Accredited Domestic Partnership AdvisorSM or ADPA® Professional Designation Program. The course may be revived sometime in the future depending upon what the future holds.

Created in 2009, the ADPA® was the first and only financial education program specifically focused on the unique needs of domestic partners. The curriculum addressed the unique financial planning needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, as well as heterosexual couples who have chosen not to marry. However, the June 2015 SCOTUS ruling on same-sex-marriage rendered the majority of the program content no longer relevant. Other CFFP programs (like the AWMA® and CFP Certification Professional Education Program) contain the still-relevant information related to the financial planning for domestic partnerships. However there is no longer enough content to maintain a separate professional designation program.


If you’re looking for an education program that fits your personal needs, we recommend using our Professional Education Planner.