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.
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.
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.
January 24, 2018
In September 2017, The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) released its 2017 Investment Adviser Coordinated Examinations Report. NASAA’s report looked at 1,227 routine investment adviser examinations of state registered investment advisers. Once again, the area with the most deficiencies was books and records. Almost two out of every three investment advisers examined (64.6%) reported a deficiency in books and records retention.