President and CEO
Cary List has led FP Canada and its predecessor, the Financial Planning Standards Council, since 2006. As president and CEO, List has worked to ensure that CFP certification is recognized as the standard for financial planning. At the beginning of 2020, he oversaw the launch of the Qualified Associate Financial Planner (QAFP) certification, which has replaced the FPSC Level 1 certification.
While the June 2020 CFP and QAFP exams were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the past year has been a positive one for FP Canada. In late November, a record 1,832 candidates wrote the FPSC Level 1 or CFP examination. The overall pass rate of the FPSC Level 1 exam was 68%, including a 73% pass rate among first-time writers and a 49% pass rate among repeat writers.