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Designations

It is important to know whether your advisor has taken the steps necessary to continue to increase their knowledge base in personal finance.

AIF®

Advisors who have earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary®(AIF®) designation are able to immediately show that they are interested in and working towards the best interests of their clients. Instruction covers pertinent legislation and best practices, thus designees are able to implement a prudent process into their own investment practice. Designees attest to both a Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards on an annual basis, as well completing six hours of continuing education to maintain the designation.

AAMS®

The Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM (AAMS®) is a professional designation awarded by the College of Financial Planning® (CFP®). Individuals who hold the designation have completed a course of study encompassing investments, insurance, tax, retirement, and estate planning issues. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations. All designees have agreed to adhere to Standards of Professional Conduct outlined by the CFP® and are subject to a disciplinary process. Designees renew their designation every two-years by completing 16 hours of continuing education, reaffirming adherence to the Standards of Professional Conduct and complying with self-disclosure requirements.

AWMA®

The Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM (AWMA®) is a professional designation awarded by the College of Financial Planning® (CFP®). Individuals who hold the designation have completed a course of study encompassing wealth strategies, equity-based compensation plans, tax reduction alternatives, and asset protection alternatives. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations. All designees have agreed to adhere to Standards of Professional Conduct and are subject to a disciplinary process. Designees renew their designation every two-years by completing 16 hours of continuing education, reaffirming adherence to the Standards of Professional Conduct and complying with self-disclosure requirements.

BPC®

The Bucket Plan® (BPC®) Certified designation is awarded by Clarity 2 Prosperity, a financial training, coaching, and IP development organization.  The Bucket Plan Best Interest Process that is mastered during this certification process provides a strategic, structured, approach to bucketing assets for today's biggest financial dangers and challenges.  This program trains advisors on how to use a range of planning tools to simplify the planning process for clients while addressing complex challenges.  In order to attain this comprehensive financial planning certification, an intensive two-day training course is required as well as successfully passing a proctored exam.  

CMT®

The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT®) is a professional designation awarded by the Chartered Market Technician Association. CMT designation candidates must pass three exam levels and agree to the CMT Association’s code of ethics.  Individuals who hold the designation attain extensive knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management, as well as market behavior, the gap between intrinsic value and market price, behavioral finance, quantitative systems design and risk management.  The CMT is the highest certification within the industry and is well-known by other industry professionals around the world. Essentially, a CMT designation is the gold standard in the technical analysis field.

CFTe®

The Certified Financial Technician® (CFTe®) is a professional designation awarded by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). CFTe designation candidates must pass two exam levels and agree to the IFTA’s code of ethics. Individuals who hold the designation are tested not only on technical skills, but also ethics and international market knowledge as well. The CFTe is the award of an international professional qualification in technical analysis.