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Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization The American College
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites Candidates must be engaged in the following professional activities three of the five years immediately preceding the application:
  • Advising individuals or charitable organizations in wealth and estate planning, financial planning, charitable planning, charitable giving, planned giving, nonprofit or foundation management or services, investment management of charitable assets or accounting; or
  • Employed in the nonprofit sector in a capacity related to nonprofit management, development, planned giving or fundraising.
Education Requirements Three graduate-level courses, equivalent of 9 semester credit hours
Examination Type Final closed-book, proctored exam for each course
Continuing Education Requirements 15 hours every two years
Verification, Complaints and Accreditation
Check Designation Status Online None
Investor Complaint Process Online at Submit a Customer/Consumer Complaint
Published List of Disciplined Designees None
Accredited By The issuing organization (The American College) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Agency