Leave of Absence Request

A Financial Counsellor who is no longer practicing can apply for a Leave of Absence. They must continue to meet annual professional development requirements and are able to attend training and professional development opportunities provided by FCAWA without charge. They are not required to undertake supervision. An Accredited Financial Counsellor who is not working as a financial counsellor can continue with their Accredited membership as long as they fulfill the professional development requirements and pay the full membership fee. If they return to the workforce they will be required to undertake 10 hours of supervision for the first year of their return, regardless of the number of hours they work.
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    So that financial counsellors remain connected and engaged with the financial counselling profession when taking a temporary period of absence from their role as a Financial Counsellor an application for leave of absence can be submitted to the Membership Support officer. All leave of absence requests will be considered by the Board and the member will be advised of the outcome.
  • You may want to upload a supporting document
  • Date in which leave of absence is to start
  • Date in which leave of absence is anticipated to conclude
  • If you have not, please discuss this with your Supervisee before proceeding with submitting this application, if you are unable to provide supervision and meet the requirements of compliance while on a leave of absence ie. 20 CPD points per annum .