FINANCIAL ASSOCIATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS
By: Edwin P. Morrow, ChFC, CFP, RFC
Many professional designations, degrees or memberships indicate that the financial
advisor has met educational, experience and ethical qualifications. Many organizations
are continuing to expand and enhance their qualification standards for the two-fold
purpose of elevating their profession and assuring the public of more qualified
Possession of a financial designation is not an assurance that the client will receive
excellent service, but the leaders of the financial services industry all possess one or
more designations. Membership in a professional association likewise does not
guarantee performance, but the most highly respected practitioners tend to be
members of professional associations, and are frequently local or national officers.
The following information is presented in several categories and is provided by
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1. Professional Designations, Certifications, Degrees
2. Financial Professional Organizations
3. Contact, Address and Website Information
4. Financial Publishers List
AAMS Accredited Asset Management Specialist. A designation awarded by the
College for Financial Planning upon completion of a 12-module self-study program and
a comprehensive final exam. Approximately 1,380 now hold this designation. This
program qualifies for CE credits.
AEP Accredited Estate Planner. A credential awarded by the National Association
of Estate Planners and Councils to estate planning practitioners who complete a
comprehensive exam grounded and trust, insurance, accounting, and law, and need
annual education requirements. About 1,200 members are holding licenses.
ABA Accredited Business Accountant. A credential by the Accreditation Council for
Accountancy & Taxation to individuals who have demonstrated technical proficiency in
financial accounting, compilation services, managerial accounting, taxation, business
law and ethics.
AFC Accredited Financial Counselor. A designation awarded by the Association of
Financial Counseling and Planning Educators, primarily to academic military or
extension persons who pass an exam and experience requirements. 250 AFC
designations have been awarded, while 1000 students are now enrolled.
ATA Accredited Tax Advisor. A designee who had completed six courses through
the College for Financial Planning. However, the College for Financial planning has
discontinued enrolling new students into this program. The ATA designation was
granted by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT). The
designation is now held by 3,500 persons.
ATP Accredited Tax Preparer. A designee who has completed a one module
program through the College for Financial Planning. The ATP designation is granted by
the ACAT also, and about 1,300 have been awarded. The ACAT is no longer accepting
new enrollees for this program. Students must complete education programs along
with case studies relating to these programs.
Board Certified Programs. Most of those individuals who earn the following
designations have a CFP or insurance license already. Now these programs are finally
available to those who want to have a specialty in a certain financial discipline. The CE
units individuals earn from Board Certified programs can also go towards other
BCE Board Certified in Estate Planning. Students learn about liquidity, business
and postmortem planning, along with property and lifetime transfers, federal taxation
and constraints and techniques of planning.
BCF Board Certified in Financial Planning. Students must have meet certification
requirements, had five years in the financial services industry, and have completed four
education programs along with case studies relating to these programs.
BCI Board Certified in Insurance. Students become fluent in the health and life
insurance arenas, while learning about financial planning, employee benefits, insurance
taxation and annuities.
BCM Board Certified In Mutual Funds. This seven-module course deals with
issues like annuities, wealth management, planning cycles, strategies, asset allocation
and investor relations. After successfully completing the CFS program, students may
apply for the BCM designation.
BCS Board Certified in Securities. Students learn to do Financial and Risk Factor
Analyses, while learning about different investment opportunities, the quirks of the
marketplace and diversification.
BCT Board Certified in Income Taxes. Students will gain knowledge in order to help
clients file their individual tax forms, get deductions or credits, and file corporate or
CDP Certified Divorce Planner. Participants must be financial planners, CPAs, or
have a strong financial background. The Institute of Certified Divorce Planners offers
with audio tapes, books, software, handouts and other materials, a 20-hour seminar
that qualifies attendees to earn this designation. After passing an exam, graduates
have other benefits such as: a free consultation on first case, membership to ICDP and
participation in referral system. The ICDP has awarded 350 CDP designations and has
plans to train 200 more participants yearly.
CEA Certified Estate Advisor. Currently 80 people have earned his designation. A
designation awarded by the National Association of Financial and Estate Planning.
Students must complete a home study course and pass an exam.
CEBS Certified Employee Benefit Specialist. This credential is gained by
completing a 10-course program. The courses cover every aspect of employee benefit
package development. Organizational and financial areas are discussed. No license is
required unless a participant gives advice on policies. Enrollees include: may be:
bankers, attorneys, government employees, accountants, insurance company
representatives, agents, actuaries, trust fund managers, benefit personnel and anyone
interested. In Canada and the U.S., there are over 8,000 graduates of the program.
CFM Certified in Financial Management. A designation offered by the Institute of
Management Accounts to measure skills, experience and knowledge of a financial
manger. Currently 1,400 hold this certificate.
CFSSP Certified Financial Services Security Professional.
CFP Certified Financial Planner. A Certified Financial Planner licensee has
completed the CFP Board's curriculum requirements, has three or more years of
experience in the person financial planning process, passed a rigorous 10-hour two-day
exam and has abided by the CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional
Responsibility. All CFP licensees must complete 30 continuing education hours every
two years. About 33,000 people have this license.
CFS Certified Fund Specialist. This credential is given and sponsored by a private
company, but is regulated. After enrolling in the program, participants complete a 60-
hour self-study course and take a two-hour final exam. All materials and testing
supplies cost $725. There are currently 10,000 people with this designation. The
Institute of Business and Finance offers this designation.
CIMC Certified Investment Management Consultant. The Institute for Investment
Management Consultants awards this credential to financial advisors who pass two
levels of NASD-administered exams. The IIMC's self-study course is what the exam is
based on, and it covers Investment Theory and the Management/Elements of
Investment Consulting. 250 have received the CIMC designation while 250 are in the
process of obtaining it. Moreover two-thirds of the IIMC consultants have or are getting
CISP Certified IRA Services Professional.
CLTC Certified in Long-Term Care. A multidisciplinary curriculum covering topics in
housing, tax-law, home care, government programs, financial planning and elder law.
The CLTC is the first professional program focused solely on the sale of long-term care
insurance. The designation is sponsored by the Corporation for Long-Term Care
Certification and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. It is awarded to
those who complete an eight-part course, pass a test from the NAELA, and who submit
letters of recommendation, an affidavit, and a certificate of good standing. This CE
approved program receive 15-30 credits, with a requirement of renewal every two
CMA Certified Management Accountant. A designation offered by the Institute of
Management Accounts to measure competency of those individuals in management
accounting. There are 22,500 professionals currently holding this designation.
CPhD Certified Philanthropic Development. A professional designation awarded by
the National Association of Charitable Estate Counselors. Participants must complete a
course of study, examination, present a record of successful philanthropic activity and
have a commitment to pursue philanthropic counseling. Several hundred CPhDs have
been awarded this designation.
CPA Certified Public Accountant. Has met educational qualifications, such as a
bachelors or masters degree in accounting, passed four state-certifying examinations
and met experience qualifications in the area of public accounting. CPAs are licensed
individually by state and can hold licenses for more than one state at a time. An
approximate number of CPAs is 471,000 with 70% of them being AICPA members.
CPA/PFS Certified Public Accountant – Personal Financial Specialist. A
designation awarded by the AICPA to accountants who have completed additional
study and examination requirements in personal financial planning.
CPC Certified Pension Consultant. A designation granted by the American Society
of Pension Actuaries.
CRCM Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager.
CRA Certified Retirement Administrator. A designation given by the International
Foundation for Retirement Education to plan sponsors. Requirements are two letters of
recommendation, a higher application fee, exam fee, and eight completed courses
taking two years. Certificates can also be granted to those with 10 years experience, a
letter of recommendation and a $150 exam fee.
CRSP Certified Retirement Services Professional.
CRC Certified Retirement Counselor.TM A designation given by the International
Foundation for Retirement Education to human resources and benefits personnel.
Participants can earn certificate if they have ten years of professional experience,
complete an application, and submit letter of recommendation. Otherwise, they must
complete four courses and pay an application fee. Also required is holding to a code of
ethics and maintaining this certificate with continuing education.
CCRA Certified Review Appraiser. Applicant must be currently active in the Review
of Real Estate. Applicants submit a resume to join membership, and it is accepted or
rejected according to the experience level of that person. There are currently 800-900
professional with this designation.
CSOP Certified Securities Operation Professional.
CSA Certified Senior Advisor. Participants can become certified in two ways:
through a correspondence course or through an intensive 3-day educational program
plus testing. This designation is offered through the Society of Certified Senior
Advisors. All current 1500 members of the SCSA hold the CSA designation.
(Membership requires this certification.) Advisors are trained to establish a relationship
with their clients, not just advise them on their medical or financial issues. There are
annual continuing education requirements
CTFA Certified Trust and Financial Adviser. The American Institute of Banking
awards this designation. Recipients must meet educational requirements, pass exam,
and pledge to meet continuing education requirements in the future. The designees
have studied tax law, investments, personal finance and fiduciary responsibilities.
CSTSA Certified Specialist in Tax Sheltered Accounts. A professional designation
awarded by the National Tax Sheltered Annuity Association. Granted to persons
completing six examinations, meeting experience requirements and agreeing to a Code
ChFC Chartered Financial Consultant. Has completed an educational program
offered by The American College, passed 10 exams covering financial planning,
investments and insurance. Has also met experience and ethical standards and unless
exempted, completes 30 hours of continuing education every two years. More than
32,000 have received the ChFC designation.
CLU Chartered Life Underwriter. Has completed an educational program offered by
The American College comprising of 10 courses covering the application of life and
health insurance in filling needs for survivor income, estate planning, business
continuation and employee benefits. Also has also met experience and ethical
standards and unless exempted, completes 30 hours of continuing education every two
years. Approximately 85,000 have received the CLU designation.
CLF Chartered Leadership Fellow. Has completed an educational program offered
jointly by The American College, LIMRA International, and GAMA International
comprising of seven courses in management, leadership, creative problem solving,
strategic planning and other areas. Also has met experience and ethics standards and,
unless exempted, completes 30 hours of continuing education every two years. This is
the first managerial leadership designation specially created for financial services
CFA Chartered Financial Analyst. Has completed three comprehensive exams on
ethics and professional conduct, securities and portfolio management and investment
valuation offered by the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).
Candidates must also meet reference, ethics and work experience requirements.
There are over 26,000 CFA charterholders worldwide.
CMFC Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor. A nine-module program must be
completed by graduates, with an examination given by the College for Financial
Planning. A code of ethics must be followed. Taking this course qualifies for CE
requirements as well. There are 2,130 graduates.
CPCU Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. The AICPCU awards this
property and liability insurance designation to those who passed a series of 10 national
exams, met experience requirements and pledge to keep a code of professional ethics.
There are more than 49,000 individuals with the CPCU designation.
CRPC Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. A person who has completed an
11-module course from the College for Financial Planning, which culminates in a
comprehensive final exam. The course focuses on assisting individuals with selecting
and using retirement plans effectively. 363 persons hold the CRPC designation.
CRPS Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist. A person who has completed a 10-
module course from the College for Financial Planning culminating with a final exam.
The course focuses on plan design and features, and there are 28 graduates.
EA Enrolled Agent. A designation is awarded by the Internal Revenue Service (202
662 5000) to individuals who wish to represent persons before the IRS. Persons must
pass a comprehensive, IRS two-day exam on all aspects of tax law, including tax filing
EA Enrolled Actuary. A designation granted by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of
Actuaries (part of the U.S. Department of Treasury)
EA Evaluation Actuary. Granted by the International Conference of Financial
ELS Estate Law Specialist. This specialization program for attorneys has been
approved by the American Bar Association and is only two years old. Participants must
pass an exam, present CLE credits, have documentation of education, have work
experience and must have references from other attorneys in the financial planning
field. Currently only eight participants have completed the ABA Estate Law Specialist
program, but many are enrolled.
FIC Fraternal Insurance Counselor.
FLMI Fellow Life Management Institute designation. This designation is LOMA's
(Life Office Management Association) flagship education program. Participants must
agree to a code of ethics, and complete ten university-level courses covering topics in
administration, law, marketing, management, technology, economics, accounting,
operations, insurance, solvency and profitability. Currently, there are 40 FLMI active
societies and interest groups chartered by LOMA around the world.
JD Juris Doctor. An attorney licensed to practice law. Some state Bar Associations
have authorized legal specialties, but none of them have unique designations.
LLM Masters in Law. Normally in taxation or estate planning. This is awarded to
attorneys that have completed additional schooling at an accredited graduate school.
LUTCF Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow. Awarded to persons in the life
insurance industry who have completed a series of study/work courses in the
application and service of life and health insurance. About 60,000 have completed
MS Master of Science Degree. The College of Financial Planning offers an MS
degree with an academic emphasis in financial planning. The curriculum focuses on
Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Tax, Retirement and Estate Planing. The
financial planning concentration fulfills the educational requirement for the CFP
MSFS Master of Science in Financial Services. Offered by the American College,
this is an educational degree, similar to an MBA, with concentration on personal
financial planning, investments and taxation. The MSFS program requires completion
of 36 course credits to graduate. The sequence of courses is designed to provide
maximum flexibility for the student through self-study and two, one-week residency
sessions on the College's campus. Twelve of the 36 credits are earned by attending
the two residencies. The remaining 24 credits are earned through distance courses.
More than 1,700 students have received the MSFS degree.
PFS Personal Financial Specialists. A number of CPAs have also taken additional
financial planning study and are accredited as Personal Financial Specialists. About
2,500 CPAs have acquired the PFS designation. Participants must pass an exam and
already be a CPA. Also, they must have experience in financial planning before being
allowed to take the examination.
QPA Qualified Pension Administrator. A designation awarded by the American
Society of Pension Actuaries after the completion of a six-part exam process. There
are about 1,500 QPAs.
REBC Registered Employee Benefits Consultant. Persons have completed five
courses on the employee benefits and retirement plans. Also has met experience and
ethics standards, and unless exempted, completes 30 hours of continuing education
every two years. This designation, instituted by National Association of Health
Underwriters, has been owned and administered by the American College since 1995.
More than 700 hold this designation.
RFA Registered Financial Associate. Has completed an undergraduate curriculum
in financial planning and counseling from an accredited institution. The RFA must meet
requirements of ethics and a significant annual continuing education of 40 hours yearly.
After four years, an RFA may apply for conversion to RFC. A new designation with
about 100 designees.
RFC Registered Financial Consultant. Has a professional financial planning
designation or has passed a comprehensive RFC examination. Meets requirements of
experience, education, examination, ethics, licenses, business conduct and maintain
significant annual continuing education of 40 hours yearly. About 1,500 have received
this designation from the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.
RHU Registered Health Underwriter. Applicants have completed three courses on
the use and application of disability, health, medical and long-term-care insurance.
Also the person has met experience and ethics standards and, unless exempted,
completes 30 hours of continuing education every two years. This designation,
instituted by National Association of Health Underwriters, has been owned and
administered by the American College since 1995. More than 6,000 hold the RHU
RIA Not a professional designation. A Registered Investment Adviser (sic) is a
person or firm that has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and adheres
to certain disclosure requirements. This qualification is necessary for the rendering of
investment advice. Investment Advisers who manage less than $25 million are
generally state registered.
RMU Registered Mortgage Underwriter. An applicant must be active in the field of
Mortgage Underwriting. Applicants submit a resume to join membership, and it is
accepted or rejected according to the experience level of that person. There are
currently 300-400 professionals with this designation.
FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
These professional organizations may be of value to you, even if you are not a
member. For example, the Million Dollar Round Table offers a wide variety of
educational and motivational materials, which might be useful even to a fee-only
financial planner or a bank trust officer.
AFS Academy of Financial Services. An international academic organization, the
AFS holds annual meetings where CE can be earned. Financial planners are invited to
speak and faculty members present papers. The organization is made up of faculty
from different colleges who teach individual personal finance and financial planning.
Other members include financial planners, financial consultants and other
professionals. Currently there are 450 members of the AFS.
ACAT Accreditation Council for Accountancy & Taxation. The Council was
founded in 1973 and is affiliated with the College for Financial Planning and National
Society of Accountants. It is an independent monitoring, testing, and accrediting
organization. Professionals earn accreditation in the accounting or tax field through
coursework and examination, and keep credentials through continuing education and
adhering to rules, and a code of ethics. The Board of Directors is made up of
educators, practitioners, and representatives of the business, tax and government
ABA American Bankers Association. The ABA is the uniquely the solitary national
trade and professional association assisting the entire banking community. Some of its
well-known products are the National FBI Fingerprint Service, Internet Sources for
Bankers: A Selective Guide to Websites and many of ABA's training programs.
Products and services cover topics in Business Banking, Community Banking,
Compliance, Staff Training and Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Consumer
Banking, Trusts and Investments and Consumer Education. The ABA has its own
school called ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking for bank officers and
ABA American Bar Association. Established in 1878, this organization is for
attorneys and others in law-related fields. About 33,000 attorneys are a part of the
ABA's Real Property Probate and Trust Section. Financial planners often need
attorneys for advice in estate, business, trust and tax areas.
American College. The American College is an independent, nonprofit, accredited
institution located in Bryn Mawr, PA that offers professional certification and graduate-
degree distance education to men and women seeking career growth in financial
services. The College offers educational programs leading to the CLU, ChFC, RHU,
and REBC, and in conjunction with LIMR International and GAMA International, the
CLF designation. The College also offers a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®)
Educational Curriculum, whereby students may qualify to sit for the CFP Certification
Examination. (CFP® and Certified Financial Planner® are federally registered marks of
the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.)
AIB American Institute of Banking. A service of the American Bankers Association,
it provides training and education for bankers. Masters and undergraduate degrees are
both offered. Professional seminars, an Internet Masters Program and courses and a
"College on a Computer" program are also offered. An International Training Center is
AICPA - PFP American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Personal
Financial Planning division. A section within the AICPA that is devoted to personal
financial planning services. About 30,000 CPAs are members. Awards the PFS
Personal Financial Specialist designation to 2,500 persons who have completed the
PFS seven hours exam and other requirements. There are currently 330,000 members
of the AICPA.
AICPCU American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. An
independent, nonprofit organization offering 26 educational programs and professional
certification to those in the business of property and liability insurance. The Institute
offers programs also for those wishing to receive certificates and associate
designations. Classes are also offered through the Institute's website called Institutes
Online Learning. There are 30,000 PFP section members.
ARIA American Risk and Insurance Association. Dedicated to research and
education, this organization has members employed by colleges and universities,
reinsurance companies, consulting firms, bureaus and associations, investment
organizations, and insurance departments. Members may do the following through
ARIA's website: learn guidelines to submitting articles to the association's two journals,
join on the Web, access teaching tools, read papers that were presented in
conferences, view job openings and/or candidates and listen to presidential addresses.
ASPA American Society of Pension Actuaries. A group devoted to the design and
administration of qualified retirement plans. Has about 3,000 member. The ASPA
awards the CPC - Certified Pension Consultant and QPA - Qualified Pension
AALU Association for Advanced Life Underwriting. A conference of the National
Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (Formerly NALU) for agents and
advisors who specialize in estate planning and employee benefits. Holds an annual
meeting in Washington and is involved in meeting with congressional committees on
relevant topics. There are about 3,000 members.
AFCPE Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. This
international organization was founded by a group of students and academicians in
1979. Members include financial counselors, planners, educators in private practice,
academic, state cooperative extension specialists and educators, military and
government personnel. This association, with about 600 members, offers the
designation AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) by way of an examination,
experience and recommendation.
AHIA Association of Health Insurance Agents. Founded in 1990, it seeks to
enhance the professional skill of those providing health products and foster greater
financial independence for the public. The AHIA is operated as a conference of NALU,
with about 200 members.
AIMR Association for Investment Management and Research. Provides a variety
of services to its members, who are financial analysts and portfolio managers. AIMR
also administers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program. It has over 80
societies and chapters and 36,000 members worldwide. AIMR offers conferences,
seminars, and publications and sets the AIMR Performance Presentation Standards
BMA Bank Marketing Association. Founded over 75 years ago, BMA presents the
most immense financial marketing package. As an affiliate of the American Bankers
Association, it currently has 2,500 members in the U.S. and in 40 countries abroad.
The Center for Banking Information, a very comprehensive library of financial
information, can be accessed through the BMA/ABA websites. Members can compete
at the Best of Advertising Competition and for the Golden Coin Award. Many schools
and programs are available to members.
CAFP Canadian Association of Financial Planners. Awards Registered Financial
Planners the RFP designation to Canadian planners who may have another educational
qualification, such as CFP. An RFP must submit to an additional comprehensive
examination and review of a financial plan. About 2,400 RFP members
CAIFA Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. This
association is composed of insurance and investment representatives. Holds an
annual conference, ten schools and over 180 CE qualifying seminars each year. The
CAIFA has about 18,000 members and 59 chapters in Canada. It offers Canadian
courses leading to the following designations: CFP, CLU, ChFC, REBC and RHU.
CAPP Canadian Association of Pre-Retirement Planners. This national, non-profit
organization is governed by a Board of Directors and consists of chapters and persons
all dedicated to the improvement and provision of retirement planning programs.
Member benefits include networking, international affiliations, national magazine
subscription, membership directory, annual conferences and annual meetings. Its
objective is to endorse and develop public awareness, professional development,
quality, networking and encouragement.
CIFP Canadian Institute of Financial Planning. Administers the CFP educational
program in Canada, under license from the FPSC Financial Planners Standard Council.
It is the longest operating correspondence course of its kind in Canada. Courses are
also offered through 60 colleges and universities across Canada. Six courses, each
with their own exam, are required. CFP licensees must complete a comprehensive
proficiency exam and have two years work experience in financial planning. Continuing
education is then required on an annual basis. CIFP also offers continuing education
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. The Certified Financial Planner
Board of Standards (CFP Board) was founded to benefit the public by fostering
professional standards in personal financial planning. The marks CFP® and Certified
Financial Planner® identify an individual who has met the CFP Board's education,
examination and experience requirements to provide comprehensive financial planning
advice, and has agreed to adhere to the CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional
Responsibility. Approximately 40,000 individuals licensed to use the mark worldwide.
College for Financial Planning. An academic institution located in Denver that offers
a variety of professional financial education programs, including a course that qualifies
the students to sit for the CFP Board's licensing exam. Now a for-profit institution, the
College is part of the Apollo Group Inc. The five CFP preparation courses include
subjects such as insurance, tax, assets, mutual funds, and retirement planning. The
College offers a Masters of Science degree in Financial Planning and offers the ATP,
ATA, AAMS, CMFC, CRPC and CRPS designations.
CPCU Society. Founded in 1944, the Society consists of 28,000 CPCUs who have
passed ten national examinations by the American Institute for CPCU. Currently, there
are 154 chapters nationally representing all sectors of business and levels of
CFTC Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Created by Congress in 1974,
the CFTC regulates commodity future and option Markets in the U.S. and protects
market participants against manipulations, abusive trade practices and fraud.
CLTCC The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification. This independent for-
profit organization has a governing board that includes members from the law, senior
housing, home care, government financing and senior advocacy fields. Although
endorsed by major insurance companies, the CLTCC is not associated or funded by
and insurance vendor or company. CLTCC offers the CLTC designation in conjunction
FPA Financial Planning Association. New entity created by the merger of the IAFP
and ICFP, in operation as of January 2000. This 30,000 member association provides
these benefits: access to industry education, complimentary individual memberships,
discounts on exhibit space, free FPA mailing lists, free FPA website hyperlinks, and first
right of refusal for all FPA event sponsorships.
GAMA International General Agents and Managers Association. For persons who
recruit, select, train, supervise and motivate career life and financial services
associates. The 8,000 members must also have membership in NALU/NAIFA. GAMA
presents awards to outstanding agencies and agency leaders. Members privileges are
a showcase audio tape series, preferred tuition rates, recognition leaders'
Teleconferences, GAMA International Journal, periodic e-mails called Learner's Link,
volunteer opportunities and advocacy of other professionals.
IIAA Independent Insurance Agents of America. As the biggest and oldest
independent agent association nationally, the IIAA is now a dominant force in the
insurance business field. A small handful of local fire agent founded it in 1896, but it
now represents 300,000 agents and their assistants. With its federation of 51 state
associations, it offers "advocacy, business tools and media visibility to it members." Of
all the independent insurance agencies nationally, over half are members of IIAA.
IBF Institute of Business and Finance. The IBF's objectives are to enhance the
professionalism of the financial service industry, to serve persons who deal with this
industry and to offer quality education. To enroll persons must have a high school
diploma or GED and complete application. The Institute offers programs to earn
designations CFS, BCS, BCE, BCI, BCM and BCF.
ICDP Institute for Certified Divorce Planners. The ICDP, formerly Quantum
Institute for Professional Divorce Planning, was founded in 1993. The Institute was
created to give financial and legal professionals training in pre-divorce financial
planning. Instructors are attorneys and CFPs who are experienced in this field. A client
newsletter and referral service is available to members. Currently, the ICDP is the only
training location to offer the CDP, Certified Divorce Planner designation.
ICFP Institute of Certified Financial Planners. The ICFP and the IAFP have now
merged. A professional membership organization for CFPs. Had local societies in
many major cities or states. The ICFP held an annual meeting, a practice management
conference, a retreat for master members and a weeklong residency for new entrants.
About 15,000 members.
IFP Institute of Financial Planning. The Institute helps in the enhancement and
advancement of the multi-disciplinary profession of financial -planning. Its mission is "to
develop and promote the profession of financial planning to the general public and to
those people involved in providing advice and guidance to the clients, in order to most
effectively fulfill every client's financial and lifestyle objectives." Originating in 1986, the
Institute could grant CFP and Certified Financial Planners designations starting in 1995
by a license from the CFP Board.
IIMC Institute for Investment Management Consultants. With approximately 900
members, the IIMC has 15 chapters with 12 twelve more in the works. Memberships
are divided into two categories: corporate and consultant. Most members already hold
several professional designations. An educational facility, it holds two conferences a
year, offers benefits and discounts to members, and sells software.
IMA Institute of Management Accountants. Accountants and corporate finance
persons make up this professional organization devoted to management accounting
and financial management. Currently, 75,000 members enjoy benefits like: group
insurance, member interest groups, a Catalog of Publications, Research Publication
Service, member discounts, job listings, scholarships and a newsletter for each of the
300 chapters. The IMA offers the designations CMA and CFM and publishes the
Strategic Finance magazine monthly.
IAFP International Association for Financial Planning. Now a part of FPA. A
general membership trade organization. Had local chapters in major cities. Also had a
broker/dealer division for participation of investment firms and a corporate division for
product vendors. Conducted three annual conferences and offered a wide variety of
publications, cassettes and books. About 17,000 members.
IARFC International Assn. of Registered Financial Consultants. A professional
membership group for Registered Financial Consultants (RFC) and Registered
Financial Associates (FRA). Provides two continuing education conferences: one on a
week cruise and the other held at a college campus of an institution that offers a
financial planning curriculum. The IARFC provides practice management oriented
benefits to its members. About 1,500 members.
International Forum. Founded in 1973, the Forum "provides an opportunity for free
exchange of ideas and high level sales expertise between top producers in the life
insurance profession." Ideas such as the 401K, producer groups, agent reinsurance
companies and broad-based corporate insurance plans were created or enhanced at
International Forum meetings. The Forum is governed by its own members, not
corporate sponsors or industry groups. The registration fee and membership dues are
$750. Workshops provide continuing education credits for members. Membership
guidelines require certain commission and income levels and Top of the Table
InFRE International Foundation for Retirement Education. Giver of the CRC and
CRA designations, InFRE is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization "dedicated to
advancing the quality of retirement for American workers through objective, non-biased
academically driven initiatives."
ISRP International Society for Retirement Planning. Founded in 1975, this
organization has worked to improve the quality of life for mature adults. Regional
chapters are located in three states: California, Michigan and Washington. The current
400 members are of the following groups of individuals: human resources personnel,
adult educators, financial and insurance advisors, attorneys, corporate retiree-relations
executives, pension administrators, senior executives, labor union leaders, researchers,
individuals in marketing, religious and community leaders and advocacy groups leaders.
ICAA Investment Counsel Association of America, Inc. This non-profit
organization solitarily represents federally registered RIAs. Founded in 1937, the ICAA
played a major role in enacting the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Today, the ICAA
consists of over 225 investment firms. It provides advocacy for its members to the U.S.
Congress, the SEC and other federal and state agencies.
ICI Investment Company Institute. The Investment Company Institute is the
national association of the American investment company industry. Its membership
includes 7,546 open-end investment companies ("mutual funds"), 457 close-end
investment companies and 8 sponsors of unit investment trusts. Its mutual fund
members have assets of about $5,730 trillion, accounting for approximately 95% of total
assets, and have over 73 million individual shareholders. The purpose of the Institute is
to represent members and their shareholders in matters of legislation, statistics, public
information, regulation, taxation, economic and market research.
LIMRA International. LIMRA (Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association)
was founded in 1916 to support and improve the marketing functions of life insurance
companies by providing products and services based on its own original research. It
also helps in consultation and educational services. Today there are over 700
members in almost 60 countries.
LOMA Life Office Management Association. LOMA's goal to its 1,100 members it
to "improve management and operations through quality education, employees
development, research, information sharing and related products and services."
Members enjoy benefits like reading an association monthly column; training through
seminars, workshops, studies, conferences seminar and special interest publications
and audio-tapes; and learning through its maintained and updated Information Center/
insurance database of over 10,000 documents. LOMA's education programs cover
many topics of interest, some of these programs of which 100,000 professionals have
enrolled each year.
LUTC Life Underwriter Training Council. An organization that offers and
administers educational programs with a practice orientation in the fields of life
insurance and financial services. Awards the LUTCF - Life Underwriter Training
Council Fellow designation, of which 60,000 have been granted to persons who
complete five courses and an ethics program. Not a membership organization; courses
are taught locally in several hundred cities and on demand.
MDRT Million Dollar Round Table. An organization of the elite producers of life
insurance. Membership is based on production requirements that are adjusted
annually. About 66% of membership are U.S. Those with greater production may
qualify for Court of the Table or Top of the Table. Holds an annual conference with
5,000 members attending and produces a variety of productivity aids for the members.
About 22,000 members.
NAELA National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Established in 1987, this
non-profit organization assists those who work with older clients and their families -
including lawyers and bar organizations. As stated in its mission statement, the NAELA
promotes, "improvement in substantive law, legal education, and ethical guidelines in
serving older persons.'" Students receive pertinent information, qualified training and
networking opportunities. Benefits include an annual symposium, the annual advanced
institute, special interest groups and National Elder Week celebrations.
NACEC National Association of Charitable Estate Counselors. A non-profit group
of 3000 financial advisors, a portion of whom have been granted the CPhD designation.
Membership in NACEC is required by the National Heritage Foundation, an umbrella,
nationally chartered foundation that promotes philanthropy by permitting donors to
establish sub-foundations into their specific interests. About 3000 sub-foundations
have already been established and founded.
NAELA National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. Established in 1987, this
non-profit organization assists those who work with older clients and their families -
including lawyers and bar organizations. As stated in its mission statement, the NAELA
promotes, "improvement in substantive law, legal education, and ethical guidelines in
serving older persons." Students receive pertinent information, qualified training and
networking opportunities. Benefits include an annual symposium, the annual advanced
institute, special interest groups and National Elder Week celebrations.
NAEPC National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. Each professional
must complete an exam in his or her specialty. The NAEP introduced a new program
format its national conference in November 1998. This association of about 1,200
members enhances the professionalism of estate planners and assists them to deal
with the important issues that impact their clients, the consumer and the general
society. It now incorporates a Web Partner Program for its member councils, and has
joined an alliance with the American College to offer graduate-level courses as the
education requirement for the AEP designation.
NAFIC National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors. A professional
and educational association with a membership of 6,000 fraternal insurance agents
internationally. It hosts an annual conference (this year being its 50 th) with normally
200-400 registered attendees.
NAFEP National Association of Financial and Estate Planning. A private
association guided by its Board of Advisors. It has an on-going consulting service for its
members. Approximately 200 people are members currently, but 50-100 have seem to
be added a year for the last couple of years. Members must be financial, accounting or
legal professionals. Members are guided in estate planning, business planning, the law
NAILBA National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies. This non-
profit trade association began in 1981 and serves the United States and North
American life brokerage agencies. In Canada and the U.S., its 300 independent
agencies serve 125,000 high performing agents. In order to gain membership,
agencies have a license, have two years experience, have three or more companies
they represent and have their primary business of selling life/health insurance directly to
customers. A quarterly magazine, The NAILBA Magazine is a product of the
NAIC National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The NAIC, established
in 1871 by state insurance commissioners, provides a level of uniformity among
individual states’ regulatory activities, serves as a clearing house for information among
each state, develops exceptional regulatory legislation to be approved by each state,
and organizes political unity among the insurance commissioners of each state.
NAIFA National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
A U.S. based association of life insurance agents, multi-line agents and financial
advisors. Coordinates with 50 state associations and 1000 local associations. Holds a
national annual conference and states hold similar events, usually of shorter duration.
About 100,000 members. A new Division of Financial Advisors provides services and
programs to persons offering broader services. (Formerly NALU - National Association
of Life Underwriters)
NAPFA National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. An association of
financial advisors who do business only on a fee basis, accepting no commissions.
Licenses the use of “F-O" (fee-only) trademark for its members. Hold annual and
regional conferences. About 525 members.
NAPIA National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. Members enjoy a
Fax-on-demand service, hands-on training, networking, information resource center on
the Web, PIA Newsline (online newsletter), discounts on software, and annual
conventions. Its Governmental Affairs Department represents the legislative and
regulatory interests of PIA members and customers before Congress, the Executive
Branch and other governmental bodies. The association's mission is "to serve as your
ultimate business resource."
NARA/MU National Association of Review Appraisers & Mortgage Underwriters.
This non-profit organization of 12,000 members fills the gap of having an organization
represent these specialized fields. Membership includes a subscription to the
NARA/MU Appraisal Review & Mortgage Underwriting Journal, The Reviewing Times
newsletter, Guideline booklets and a membership directory. It offers one- and two-day
seminars, three-day conferences and annual national conferences.
NASD National Association of Securities Dealers. The NASD is the largest
securities-industry self-regulatory organization in this country. Through its subsidiaries,
NASD Regulation, Inc., and The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., the NASD, provides a
dispute resolution forum, develops rules and regulations, holds regulatory reviews of
member activities, and creates, operates and regulates securities markets for the
benefit of investors. The NASD manages the nation’s 5,500 plus brokerage firms and
more than 553,000 registered brokers.
NASBA National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. NASBA,
established in 1908, is the national organization of 54 state boards of accountancy in
the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NASBAs
purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of state boards of accountancy. It encourages
cooperation among the individual state boards of accountancy, analyzes major issues
affecting the boards, and fosters relationships with organizations that impact the
regulation of public accounting.
NASRA National Association of State Retirement Advisors. Members administer
the state retirement systems for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, territories of
American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Persons can become
associate or affiliate members. Only 165 firms can become associate members, with
their requirement being that they must work with governmental retirement systems,
belong to a firm and could be transferred from that firm. Affiliates do not pay dues, can
participate in conferences and are the administrators, staff and trustees of other public
NCFE National Center for Financial Education. A non-profit education organization
dedicated to helping people do a better job of spending, saving, investing, insuring and
planning for their financial future, so as not to be entirely dependent upon Social
Security or Medicare. Founded by Loren Dunton, the financial planning pioneer, the
NCFE offers a variety of benefits to financial advisors and the public.
NEFE National Endowment for Financial Education. An independent, non-profit
foundation dedicated to helping Americans acquire the information and gain the skills
needed to make knowledgeable and positive decisions about their personal finances.
The foundation accomplishes this mission by partnering with others to provide financial
education to youth, segments of society with special needs, and the general public.
NEFE is the former parent organization of the College of Financial Planning. A
quarterly newsletter is available from the foundation at no charge.
NFA National Futures Association. A Congressionally authorized self-regulatory
organization of the futures industry, NFA is completely financed by the futures industry.
No individual or firm may engage in any business that involves buying or selling futures
contracts publicly without being a member. The mission of NFA is to provide innovative
regulatory programs and services that ensure futures industry integrity, protect market
participants and help our Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.
NHF National Heritage Foundation. The NHF is a nonprofit charitable foundation
whose purpose it to take on projects that "restore, maintain and extend out heritage of
people making peoples' lives more meaningful." These projects could be religious,
charitable, educational or scientific. The process is presenting the project's goals,
reviewing of it by the board and then accepting if it falls within the purposes of the
NTSAA National Tax Sheltered Annuity Association. An independent, non-profit
group of about 800 financial advisors and about 30 corporate members who focus on
TSA marketing and service - using both annuities and qualified mutual fund accounts.
Established in 1989, the focus is on the 403(b) market. Conducts national and regional
conferences and offers a bimonthly newsletter and other publications. Has chapters in
several major cities. Offers a professional designation program (CSTSA) for specialists
in tax sheltered accounts.
NASAA North American Securities Administrators Association. NASSA is the
national organization representing 65 securities administrators from all 50 states, the
District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, and is responsible for investor
protection and regulatory oversight of the securities industry. NASAA recommends
national policies in the securities industry and provides model legislation for state
securities agencies to adopt affecting the regulation of financial planners and
investment advisers. Serves as co-regulators of the securities industry with the SEC
and work to protect the interests of all investors in the securities markets, particularly
small or individual investors.
RFPI Registered Financial Planners Institute. Formed in 1983, the Institute
endorses courses from IAFP, NASD, and the CFP. Affiliate members of the RFPI need
to complete coursework within two years and are given a subscription to a newsletter.
Members gain a designation when they have two years experience in their respective
field, attend an Institute course or complete a similar program from another
organization. A five-year designation is for applicants who have at least five years of
financial planning in their field. Fees are due for all members.
SCSA Society of Certified Senior Advisors. The Society is provides continuing
education addressing developments and research concerning the particular age group -
seniors. Its members are required to stay current on new issues dealing wit seniors. A
quarterly journal, Research Library and National Network is available to members.
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission. An independent, quasi-judicial U.S.
government agency, the SEC was created by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Its
mission is to administer laws in the securities field and to protect investors and the
public in securities transactions. The SEC has the authority to audit Registered
Investment Advisers and registered representatives and bring enforcement actions
against them if it believes they are violating any securities acts or other federal
securities laws. Currently, 7,000 Registered Investment Advisers are registered with
SITE Society of Insurance Trainers. An organization established in 1953 for
insurance educators. Provides regional and national conferences and resources for
training expertise to help its members. Produces a bimonthly newsletter.
SFSP Society of Financial Service Professionals. Formerly the American Society of
CLU & ChFC. A professional membership organization with continuing education and
ethical practice requirements. Members may hold designations such as CLU, ChFC,
REBC or RHU. Some are specialists in personal financial planning, others in employee
benefits, brokerage, law, accounting, business insurance or estate and business
planning. It has sections for various specialties and local chapters in all major cities.
SFSP has about 32,000 members.
TAN The Advisor Network. A national group of financial advisors, TAN has 250
members. To avoid local competition and have geographic diversity, TAN limits
membership to only one member per town or city. Its monthly publication, TAN
Member News includes articles submitted by the TAN members along with their current
market positions and favorite securities. It references any member who has been
quoted, published or appeared on television.
CONTACT AND ADDRESS INFORMATION
Academy of Financial Services V: 970 491 0610
Dept. of Finance & Real Estate F: 970 497 7665
Colorado State University www.vakron.edu/cba/fsr
Ft. Collins, CO 80523
Accreditation Council for V: 703 549 2228
Accountancy & Taxation F: 703 549 2984
1010 N. Fairfax Street www.acatcredentials.org
Alexandria, VA 22314-1574
American Bankers Association 1-(800)-338-0626
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW www.aba.com
Washington, DC 20036
American Bar Association V: 312 988 5000
750 N Lakeshore Dr. F: 312 988 6281
Chicago, IL 60611 www.abanet.org
The American College V: 610 526 1000
Student Services 888 AMERCOL
270 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue F: 610 526 1465
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 www.amercoll.edu
American Institute of Banking V: 212 480 3200
80 Maiden Lane F: 212 480 3705
New York City, NY 10036 www.aibny.edu
American Institute for Chartered V: 800 644 2101
Property Casualty Underwriters F: 610 640 9576
720 Providence Road www.aicpcu.org
P.O. Box 3016
Malvern, PA 19355-0716
American Institute of V: 888 777 7077
Certified Public Accountants F: 800 362 5066
Personal Financial Planning Division PFP:201 938 3659
1211 Avenue of the Americas www.aicpa.org
New York, NY 10036-8775
American Risk and Insurance Association T: 610 640 1997
716 Providence Road F: 610 725 1007
P.O. Box 3028 www.aria.org
Malvern, PA 19355-0728
American Society of CLU & ChFC (renamed, see SFSP)
American Society of Pension Actuaries V: 703 516 9300
4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 820 F: 703 516 9308
Arlington, VA 22203-1619 www.aspa.org
Association for Advanced V: 202 331 6081
Life Underwriting F: 202 331 21641922
F Street, NW www.aalu.org
Washington, DC 20006-4390
Association of Financial Counseling V: 614 485 9650
and Planning Education F: 614 485 9621
2121 Arlington Ave. www.afcpe.org
Upper Arlington OH 43221
Association of Health Insurance Agents V: 202 331 2160
1922 F Street, NW F: 202 835 9604
Washington, DC www.agents-online.com/ahia
Association for Investment V: 800 247 8132
Management & Research F: 804 980 9755
P.O. Box 3668 www.aimr.org
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Bank Marketing Association V: 800 433 9013
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW F: 202 828 4540
Washington, DC 20036 www.bmanet.org
Canadian Assn. Ins. and Financial Advisors V: 416 444 5251
41 Lesmill Road F: 416 444 4356
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada www.caifa.com
Canadian Assn. of Financial Planners V: 416 593 6592
439 University Ave., Suite 1710 F: 416 593 6592
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1Y8 www.cafp.org
Canadian Association of V: 403 455 0501
Pre-Retirement Planners T: 403 459 3923
10429 143 Street www.retirementchallenge.com
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2S5
Canadian Institute of Financial Planning V: 416 865 1237
151 Yonge Street, 5th Floor F: 416 366 1523
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7 www.multifunds.com/cifp
Certified Financial Planner V: 303 830 7500
Board of Standards F: 303 860 7388
1700 Broadway www.CFP-Board.org
Denver, CO 80290-2101
Chartered Property Casualty V: 800 932 2728
Underwriters F: 610 251 2761
720 Providence Road www.cpcusociety.org
Malvern, PA 19355-0709
College for Financial Planning V: 800 237 1200
6161 S. Syracuse Way F: 303 220 0838
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-4707 www.fp.edu
Commodity Futures Trading Commission V: 202 418 5000
3 Lafayette Centre F: 202 418 5538
1155 21st Street, N.W. www.cftc.gov
Washington, DC 20581
Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification V: 877 771 2582
233 Needham F: 617 796 9268
St. Newton, MA 02464-1502 www.ltc-cltc.com
Financial Planning Association V: 800 322 4237
3801 East Florida Avenue F: 303 759 0749
Suite 708 www.fpanet.org
Denver, CO 80210
GAMA International V: 202 331 6088
1922 F Street, NW F: 202 785 5712
Washington, DC 20006 www.gamaweb.com
Independent Insurance Agents of America V: 800 221 7917
127 S Peyton Street F: 703 683 7556
Alexandria, VA 22314 www.iiaa.org
Institute of Business and Finance V: 800 848 2029
7911 Herschel Ave. Suite 201 F: 619 454 4660
La Jolla CA 92037-4413 www.icfs.com/icfs
Institute for Certified Divorce Planners V: 800 875 1760
2724 Winding Trail Place F: 303 444 9202
Boulder, CO 80304 www.InsitiuteCDP.com
Institute of Certified Financial Planners V: 303 759 4900
3801 E. Florida Avenue F: 303 759 0749
Suite 708 www.icfp.org
Denver, CO 80210
Institute of Financial Planning V: 0117 930 4434
Whitefiars Centre F: 0117 929 2214
Lewins Mead firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol BS1 2NT
Institute of Investment Management V: 800 449 4462
Consultants F: 602 922 0391
10214 N. Tatum Blvd. www.theiimc.org
Phoenix, AZ 84028
Institute of Management Accountants V: 800 638 4427
10 Paragon Drive F: 201 573 8438
Montvale, ID web.imanet.org
International Association for V: 404 845 0011
Financial Planning F: 404 845 3660
5775 Glenridge Drive, NE V: 800 945 IAFP
Suite B-300 www.iafp.org
Atlanta, GA 30328-5364
International Association of Registered V: 800 532 9060
Financial Consultants F: 513 424 5752
P.O. Box 42506 www.iarfc.org
Middletown, OH 45042-0506
International Forum V: 800 499 0974
401 North Michigan Avenue F: 312 527 6658
Chicago, IL 60611 email@example.com
International Foundation for V: 703 250 3075
Retirement Education F: 703 250 0238
8201 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102
International Society Retirement Planners T: 888-456-ISRP (4777)
4248 Park Glen Road F: 612-929-1318
Minneapolis, MN 55416 www.isrplan.org
Investment Counsel Assn. of America, Inc. V: 202 203 ICAA
1050 17th Street, NW F: 202 293 4223
Washington, DC 20036-5503 DavidT@icaa.org
Investment Company Institute V: 202 326 5800
1401 H St. NW www.ici.org
Washington, DC 20005
Life Insurance Marketing and V: 860 688 3358
Research Assn. F: 860 298 9555
P.O. Box 208 www.limra.com
Hartford, CT 06141
Life Office Management Association, Inc. T: 800 ASK-LOMA
2300 Windy Ridge Parkway, Ste. 600 F: 770 984 6420
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 www.loma.org
Life Underwriting Training Council V: 301 913 5882
7625 Wisconsin Avenue F: 301 913 0123
Bethesda, MD 20814-3560 www.lutc.org
Million Dollar Round Table V: 847 692 6378
325 W, Touhy Avenue F: 847 518 8921
Park Ridge, IL 60068 www.mdrt.org
Nat'l Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. V: 520 881 4005
1604 North Country Club Road F: 520 325 7925
Tucson, AR 85716 www.naela.com
Nat'l Association of Charitable V: 800 986 4483
Estate Counselors F: 703 820 5100
6218 Beachway Drive www.nhf.org
Falls Church, VA 22041
Nat’l Assn. of Estate Planners & Councils V: 610 526 1389
270 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue F: 610 526 1224
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2195 www.naepc.org
Nat’l Assn. of Financial And Estate Planning V: 801 266 9900
525 East 4500 South, Suite F-100 F: 801 266 1019
Salt Lake City, UT 84107 www.nafep.com
National Association of Fraternal V: 920 457 3763
Insurance Counselors F: 920 457 4661
P.O. Box 357 no website
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0357
National Association of Independent V: 703 610 9020
Life Brokerage Agencies F: 703 610 9005
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300 www.nailba.com
McLean, VA 22102
Nat'l Association of Insurance Commissions V: 816 842 3600
120 W 12th St, Suite 1100 F: 816 471 7004
Kansas City, MO 64105 www.naic.org
Nat'l Association of Insurance and (NAIFA) V: 703 770 8100
Financial Advisors F: 703 770 8224
2901 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA 22042 www.naifa.org
Nat’l Assn. of Personal Financial Advisors V: 847 537 7722
355 West Dundee Road F: 847 537 7740
Suite 200 www.napfa.com
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
National Association of Professional T: 703 836 9340
Insurance Agents F: 703 836 1279
400 N Washington Street www.pianet.com
Alexandria, VA 22314
Nat'l Assn. of Review Appraisers and V: 320 763 6870
Mortgage Underwriters F: 320 763 9290
1224 North Nokomis NE www.iami.org/nara
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 USA
National Association of Securities Dealers V: 202 728 8000
1735 K St. NW www.nasd.com
Washington, DC 20006
National Association of State V: (202) 624-1417
Retirement Advisors F: (202) 624-1419 FAX
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 234 http://www.nasra.org
Washington, DC 20001
National Association of State V: 615 880 4200
Boards of Accountancy F: 615 880 4290
150 Fourth Ave. N Suite 700 www.nasba.org
Nashville, TN 37219
National Center for Financial Education V: 619 232 8811
P. O. Box 34070 F: 619 297 3076
San Diego, CA 92163-4070 www.ncfe.org
National Endowment for Financial Education V: 303 741 6333
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 1300 F: 303 220 0838
Englewood, CO 80111-3334 www.nefe.org
National Futures Association V: 312 781 1300
200 W Madison St F: 312 781 1467
Chicago, IL 60606 www.nfa.futures.org
National Heritage Foundation V: 800 986 4483
6218 Beachway Drive F: 703 820 5100
Falls Church, VA 22041 www.nhf.org
National Tax Sheltered Annuity Assoc. V: 800 543 0152
4708 Cherry Hills Court F: 785 865 3731
Lawrence, KS 66047 www.ntsaa.org
North American Securities V: 202 737 0900
Administrators Assn. F: 202 783 3571
10 G St. NE, Suite 710 www.nasaa.org
Washington, DC 20002
Registered Financial Planners Institute V: 440 282 7176
20001 Cooper Foster Park Rd. www.rfpi.com
Amherst, OH 44001
Securities and Exchange Commission V: 202 942 7040
450 Fifth Street F: 202 942 9634
Washington, DC 20549 www.se.gov
Society of Certified Senior Advisors V: 800 653 1785
1777 So. Bellaire, Suite 230 F: 303 757 7677
Denver, CO 80222 www.society-csa.com
Society of Financial Service Professionals V: 888 243 2258
270 Bryn Mawr Avenue F: 610 527 4010
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 www.financialpro.org
Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators V: 415 621 2830
2120 Market Street, Suite108 F: 415 621 0889
San Francisco, CA 94114 www.connectyou.com\ins\site.htm
The Advisor Network V: 503 297 5470
5419 SW Scholls Ferry Rd F: 503 297 8116
Portland, OR 97225 www.theadvisornet.com
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