Category Archives: Investment Adviser Rep Continuing Education
 

Vermont Adopts IAR Continuing Education Rule

December 10, 2021

On December 9, 2021, the Securities Division of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation announced it had adopted an investment adviser representative continuing education requirement, making it the second state to now require investment adviser representatives to complete investment adviser representative continuing education (“IAR CE”). Closely tracking the NASAA’s Model IAR CE Rule and effective for the 2022 calendar year, investment adviser representatives who are registered in Vermont must now complete 12 credit hours of IAR CE each year.

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RIA Compliance Consultants Approved as IAR CE Provider

October 26, 2021

We are excited to announce that RIA Compliance Consultants, Inc. has been approved as an investment adviser representative continuing education (“IAR CE”) provider by Prometric on behalf of the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”). RIA Compliance Consultants plans to offer a diverse lineup of IAR CE to help investment adviser representatives meet the regulatory obligations of the state(s) where they are licensed. Even when not required by the state securities regulator, investment adviser continuing education courses are a great training resource for investment adviser firms and their IARs.

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Mississippi Adopts IAR Continuing Education Rule

July 29, 2021

Mississippi is the first state to adopt the Model Rule on Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education (“Model Rule”) published by the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) in 2020. Adopted without substantive changes, Mississippi’s new IAR CE rule closely tracks the Model Rule which will simplify compliance for investment adviser representatives registered in multiple states. As states continue to adopt the IAR CE Model Rule, NASAA will update its list of member states that are adopting the Model Rule.

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NASAA Publishes Handbook for Prospective IAR CE Content Providers

May 14, 2021

The North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) recently published a new handbook to guide investment adviser firms and other professionals that are interested in becoming content providers under NASAA’s Model Rule on Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education (“Model Rule”). The handbook is the most recent resource published by NASAA as it works to implement the compliance and logistical framework needed to facilitate the Model Rule. To view NASAA’s Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education Program Handbook, click here.

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NASAA Investment Adviser Representatives Continuing Education Model Rule Moves Closer to Implementation

January 26, 2021

The North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) recently announced an updated timeline for the implementation of its Model Rule on Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education (“Model Rule”). Adopted on November 24, 2020, the Model Rule provides a framework for requiring investment adviser representatives registered with a state securities regulator to complete twelve hours of continuing education each calendar year. To read the Model Rule on Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education, click here.

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NASAA Seeks Input on Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education Program

September 05, 2020

The North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (“NASAA”) is currently seeking input from NASAA members (i.e., state and provincial securities regulators) and other industry professionals, including registered investment advisers and their representatives regarding potential content for classes in its proposed investment adviser representative continuing education program. NASAA intends to utilize survey responses for design and implementation of the proposed IAR continuing education program.

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New NASAA Report on Diminished Capacity Among Investment Adviser Representatives

August 08, 2020

The North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (“NASAA”) recently released a white paper detailing the results of a study conducted by its Senior Issues/Diminished Capacity Committee. While many investment adviser firms are increasingly aware of issues related to diminished capacity in clients, NASAA has found that not all registered investment advisers are prepared to identify and address diminished capacity among investment adviser representatives. As part of the study, NASAA surveyed a number of financial institutions and industry professionals including Bryan Hill, President of RIA Compliance Consultants, Inc.

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