Sounds like you were a grandfathered CFP, not a real CFP. You have done everyone a favour by getting out. Hopefully the other grandfathered CFPs will quickly follow.
The FPA's greatest failure has been their unwillingness to force grandfathered CFPs to upskill or get out. That's how we ended up in a situation where the FPA has no credibility, and a bunch of conflicted course providers was handed the role of educational standards setting. If the FPA had a genuine commitment to professionalism they could have ended up in a similar role to CA, and FASEA would have been completely unnecessary. The continued protection of grandfathered CFPs by FPA board members over the years has landed everyone in the current mess.
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