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Continuing Education (CE) Provider Accreditation

Through The Institute, the CE Accreditation Service provides an impartial third-party review and accreditation process for CE programs developed for financial advisors and planners. All applications for CE credit are evaluated against The Institute’s Practice Guidelines for Financial Advisors and Planners.

After reviews are complete, decision reports detailing the specific competencies that have been confirmed are issued to education providers. In an audit situation, The Institute’s decision reports offer near-universal acceptance toward meeting CE requirements of regulators and designation-granting bodies. Any questions about the applicability of specific programs should be directed to the respective regulator and/or designation-granting body.

Institute accreditation of a program is valid for two years following the accreditation date.

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