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Professional Designations and Credentials:
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™: Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (“CFP Board”) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with flame design) logo in the United States (these marks are collectively referred to as the “CFP® marks”). The CFP Board authorizes use of the CFP® marks by individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. To earn the right to use the CFP® marks, an individual must currently fulfill specific requirements in the areas of education, examination, experience, and ethics. Individuals who become certified must complete ongoing education, ethics, and certification requirements in order to maintain the right to continue to use the CFP® marks. CFP® professionals who fail to comply with the above standards and requirements may be subject to CFP Board’s enforcement process, which could result in suspension or permanent revocation of their CFP® certification.
Chartered Financial Analyst®: The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charter is a globally respected, graduate-level investment credential established in 1962 and awarded by CFA Institute — the largest global association of investment professionals. CFA® designates an international professional certificate that is offered by the CFA Institute. There are currently more than 178,000 CFA® Charterholders working in over 170 countries and regions. To earn the CFA® charter, candidates must: (1) pass three sequential, six-hour examinations; (2) have at least four years of qualified professional investment experience; (3) join CFA Institute as members; and (4) commit to abide by, and annually reaffirm, their adherence to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®: (CDFA®) The Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) designation is issued by The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFATM), which is a national organization dedicated to the certification, education, and promotion of the use of financial professionals in the divorce arena. The CDFA® designation is available to individuals who have a minimum of three years experience as a financial professional, accountant, or matrimonial lawyer. To acquire and maintain the designation, a candidate must successfully pass all exams, be in good standing with their broker dealer (if applicable) and the FINRA/SEC or other licensing or regulatory agency, and must obtain fifteen divorce-related hours of Continuing Education (CE) every two years.
The Chartered SRI Counselor℠ (CSRIC ®): is a graduate-level program for advanced financial planners that provides a blend of foundational knowledge and scenario learning to work with sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investments for a variety of clients. The CSRIC® program provides financial advisors and investment professionals with a foundational knowledge of the history, definitions, trends, portfolio construction principles, fiduciary responsibilities, and best practices for sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investments. It is offered by the College of Financial Planning, a Kaplan Company.
Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP): refers to a financial professional who specializes in retirement income planning. Financial professionals earn the RICP designation after completing three required courses. The RICP designation-holder is required to complete continuing education. The designation is offered through the American College of Financial Services.
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA): Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) is a professional designation granted by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association to candidates who have completed Level I and Level II examinations. The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association has established the designation of CAIA to certify that the holders have met the association’s educational standard for specialists in the area of alternative investments. Individuals must meet minimum education and experience requirements and must pass a two-level curriculum that includes topics ranging from qualitative analysis and trading theories of alternative investments to indexation and benchmarking.