Accredited Designations

Many state securities and insurance regulators do not allow financial professionals to use a designation—in particular a “senior” designation—unless it has been accredited by either the American National Standards Institute or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

 

Designations accredited by the American National Standards Institute:

Designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies:

Numerous state regulators also allow financial professionals to use a designation if the organization that offers it is on the Department of Education’s list of Accredited Agencies, and the designation does not primarily apply to sales and/or marketing.