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Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Designation Notes

Formerly known as: Chartered Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA).


Issuing Organization Investments & Wealth Institute
Qualification and Training Requirements

Candidate must meet all of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or one of the following designations or licenses:  CIMA, CIMC, CFA, CFP, ChFC or CPA license
  • A satisfactory record of ethical conduct, as determined by IMCA’s Admissions Committee
  • Five years of professional client-centered experience in financial services or a related industry
Designation Training Requirements

Candidate must complete the following:

  • Six-month pre-study educational component
  • In-class program at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, or online program through Yale School of Management. View more information.
Designation Exam Type

Final exam for in-class portion (online, proctored)

Continuing Education Requirements

40 hours every two years

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource

Online at Find a Certified Professional

Investor Complaint Process

In writing and mailed. See Report a Complaint

Published List of Disciplined Designees

Yes at Public Disciplinary Actions