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CFP Examination Candidates Recognized For Top Performance

President’s List honours Canada’s highest scorers on the CFP® examination

Toronto, ON – March 13, 2017 … Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) has announced the members of the esteemed President's List for the November 2016 sitting of the CFP examination, recognizing candidates who achieved the highest marks out of hundreds of exam writers from across the country.

The President’s List honourees are:

  • Kouros Ghanavizchian – Vancouver, BC (1st place)
  • Kyle Snowden – Grimsby, ON (2nd place)
  • Muizz Saleh – Mississauga, ON (3rd place)

All three candidates have subsequently obtained CFP certification.

Members of the President’s List were recognized from a total of 439 candidates who wrote the final, standardized national CFP examination.

“FPSC congratulates these exceptional individuals for their performance on this challenging case-based examination,” says FPSC President and CEO Cary List. “We wish them great success as CFP professionals who will play a critical role in assisting Canadians achieve financial well-being.”

To qualify to write the six-hour CFP examination, candidates must have first successfully completed an FPSC-Approved Core Curriculum education program, the FPSC Level 1® Examination in Financial Planning, and an FPSC-Approved Capstone Course. Successful CFP Examination candidates with three years of relevant work experience are then eligible to apply for CFP certification, the only globally recognized mark of financial planning professionalism.

President’s List recipients will be recognized at FPSC’s Celebration of the Profession Dinner in Toronto, taking place November 21, 2017 during Financial Planning Week.

Examinations on the path to CFP certification are offered twice per year in locations across Canada, with the next sitting taking place on June 2, 2017. Registration is available here.

About Financial Planning Standards Council
As a professional standards-setting and certification body working in the public interest, FPSC’s purpose is to drive value and instill confidence in financial planning. FPSC ensures those it certifies―CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals and FPSC Level 1® Certificants in Financial Planning―meet appropriate standards of competence and professionalism through rigorous requirements of education, examination, experience and ethics. With FPSC’s formal partnership with the Institut québécois de planification financière (IQPF), which is the only organization authorized to certify Financial Planners in Québec, there are more than 23,500 financial planners in Canada who have met, and continue to meet, FPSC’s standards. More information is available at and


For more information, please contact:
Caroline Horcher
Manager, Public Affairs
Financial Planning Standards Council 416.593.8587, ext. 232 or 1.800.305.9886