Update from FPI in light of the Presidents’ announcement last night

24 March 2020, By Lelané Bezuidenhout, CFP®

FPI is aware that your mailbox is in all likelihood flooded with messages regarding the Presidents' announcement last night that South Africa is in lockdown from midnight 26 March 2020 till 16 April 2020.

From FPI's side – we will keep our messaging short and to the point. Herewith a few important announcements and/or updates: 

1) Membership renewal window: is extended till 31 May 2020 to allow members to complete all renewal requirements. Please make use of this opportunity to access your membership benefits such as your 50+ free webinars.

2) FPI Annual Professional Convention: has been moved out to 27 and 28 October 2020 – still at the Sandton Convention Centre.

3) FPI working off site: all staff at FPI will be working remotely from 25 March 2020. We encourage members to make use of online solutions such as FPI Live chat via www.fpi.co.za; email and self-service options within your membership profile. You can still phone the office but we have limited lines (10) available. Thanks for understanding.

4) Professional Competency Examination (PCE): results will still be released, as originally planned, during the week of 20 April 2020.

We wish you well during this time and stay safe.

About FPI
The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI), a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recognised professional body for financial planners, which serves the public by ensuring that people who carry the CFP® designation are qualified, experienced and professional. FPI has recently been approved by the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) as a Recognised Controlling Body (RCB).

The Institute is also recognised internationally and is a founding, and a current affiliate member, of the international Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd (FPSB) based in the USA, along with 25 other affiliate member countries who offer CFP® certification, the highest recognised professional designation worldwide for a financial planning professional. For more, visit www.fpi.co.za or follow @FPISANews.