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Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS)

Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA)

Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA)

Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA)

Associate in General Insurance (formerly Program in General Insurance) (AINS)

Associate, Financial Services Institute (AFSI)

Associate, Secure Retirement Institute (ASRI)

Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM)

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)

Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC)

Certified Debt Management Professional (CDMP)

Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF)

Certified Equity Indexed Annuity Specialist (CEIAS)

Certified Estate and Trust Specialist (formerly Board Certified in Estate Planning) (CES)

Certified Financial Divorce Practitioner (CFDP)

Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI)

Certified Financial Education Professional (CFEP)

Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP)

Certified in Social Security Claiming Strategies (CSSCS)

Certified Income Specialist (Formerly Retirement Income Specialist) (CIS)

Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC-Certified-Insurance-Counselor)

Certified Insurance Industry Professional (CIIP)

Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)

Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)

Certified Investment Management Consultant (CIMC)

Certified Kingdom Advisor (Formerly Qualified Kingdom Advisor) (CKA)

Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA)

Certified Personal Retirement Specialist (CPRS)

Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA)

Certified Professional Insurance Woman (CPIW)

Certified Professional Retirement Coach (CPRC)

Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP)

Certified Retirement Education Specialist (CRES)

Certified Retirement Financial Advisor (CRFA)

Certified Retirement Services Professional (CRSP)

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (CSEP)

Certified Specialist in Retirement Planning (CSRP)

Certified Wealth Management Specialist (CWMS)

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

Chartered Estate Planning Practitioner (CEPP)

Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC)

Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC-Chartered-Investment-Counselor)

Chartered Market Analyst or Financial Analyst Designate (CMA or FAD)

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC)

Christian Financial Professionals Network Certified Member (CFPN)

College Funding and Student Loan Advisor ( CFSLA)

Employee Healthcare Benefits Associate (EHBA)

Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU)

Financial Analyst Designate or Chartered Market Analyst (FAD or CMA)

Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP)

Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)

Master Registered Financial Consultant (MRFC)

Personal Retirement Planning Specialist (PRPS)

Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)

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