The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™) is the premier national organization dedicated to the certification, education and promotion of the use of financial professionals in the divorce arena.

LEARN MORE

Already a CDFA?

  • Renew Your Certification
  • Access Your Profile
  • View the Calendar of Events
  • Take the Next Step and Become an ADFA
LOG IN

Become a CDFA

CDFA Professionals are in demand! More than two million North Americans will divorce this year and 100% of divorces involve financial settlements.

LEARN MORE

Buy Products

Find the modules, exams, marketing materials and books that you need to complete the requirements for your IDFA certification.

SHOP NOW

The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™)

Founded in 1993, IDFA provides specialized training to accounting, financial, and legal professionals in the field of pre-divorce financial planning. Over the years, we have certified more than 5,000 professionals in the US and Canada as Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) professionals.

The Institute provides comprehensive training using a variety of knowledge and skill-building techniques. CDFA candidates learn how to help their clients with financial issues that will affect the rest of their lives, including:

  • Personal vs. marital property
  • Valuing and dividing property
  • Retirement assets and pensions
  • Spousal and child support
  • Splitting the house
  • Tax problems and solutions
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Tax law and financial issues affecting divorce

To acquire the designation, a candidate must successfully pass all exams (modules) with a minimum score of 70% for each one and be in good standing with their Broker Dealer (if applicable) and the FINRA/SEC or other licensing or regulatory agency.

LEARN MORE

find-cdfa

news

calendar

webinar

divorce

Success Stories

“Becoming a CDFA has been both personally and professionally rewarding. I have become the financial ‘go to’ person for many of the top Massachusetts attorneys, and as a result, many of their clients have become my clients at settlement time.”

-Barbara Shapiro (CFP®, CDFA, CFS, EdM, MSF), Dedham, MA

READ MORE

What are you waiting for? Register today to become a CDFA professional.

REGISTER NOW