Category Archives: Maryland Investment Adviser

New WSP/CoE Section Update – IAR CE

May 19, 2022

RIA Compliance Consultants has released a new WSP/CoE section update, IAR CE.  This is a sample investment adviser compliance manual section related to the investment adviser representative continuing education (“IAR CE”) requirements of certain state securities regulators.

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Maryland Adopts IAR Continuing Education Rule

December 27, 2021

On December 7, 2021, the Maryland Securities Division announced its new investment adviser representative continuing education requirement, joining Mississippi and Vermont 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 Maryland must now complete twelve credit hours of IAR CE on an annual basis. Of those twelve credit hours, six must be completed in “Products and Practices” and six in “Ethics and Professional Responsibilities,” with at least three focusing specifically on ethics.

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