Become a Financial Adviser

The finance industry is highly interesting, fast paced and provides considerable variety for those eager to start a career that stretches their ability. In a profession increasingly regulated and a role responsible for providing expert guidance to consumers, engaging the support of a professional association when starting out is a smart move.

The PAA offers new advisers a range of support tools and comprehensive guidance when learning the ropes in the first years of business. As a Delegated Assessment Organisation (DAO), the PAA is authorised to facilitate and assess Registered Financial Advisers (RFAs) and Authorised Financial Advisers (AFAs) on competencies and continued professional development in accordance with the Financial Advisers Act (2008). A significant benefit for advisers starting out who need guidance and support to navigate the skills and regulatory requirements of the finance industry.


An interesting and challenging profession, we welcome you to contact us if you are interested in becoming an adviser and joining the PAA.

Please find at the bottom of this page an application form to join the PAA. Please email the completed application to cheryl.cassidy@paa.co.nz with the appropriate documentation or alternatively you can post the application form to us with original documentation to the following address;

Professional Advisers Association
PO Box 911335
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142


Helpful links

How to register as a Financial Adviser
How to apply to be an Authorised Financial Adviser
Code of Professional Conduct for AFAs (The Code)
Approved Financial Service Provider Disputes Resolution Schemes