FP2 - Protection, savings and investment products (CII)
This exam accesses understanding of protection, savings and investment products.
CMLIBF - Chartered Member of the London Institute of Banking & Finance
Having achieved the IFS Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice, advisers can go onto to achieve this recognisable benchmark of quality and ethical practice for financial services professionals, elevating financial planning and advice in the public eye to the same standing as other Chartered professions. The holder must demonstrate a combination of experience, financial qualifications, ongoing educational activity (continuous professional development) and ethical behaviour.
FP3 - Identifying and satisfying client needs (CII)
This exam accesses understanding of identifying and satisfying client needs.
FP1 - Financial services and their regulation (CII)
This exam accesses understanding of the financial services and their regulation.
AwPETR - Award in Pension Transfers
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of pension transfer options available and their implications, including income options, legislation and regulations impacting pension transfers, transitional issues as a result of different forms of protection, and the relationship between pension returns and options and investment and capital risk.
R04 - Pensions and Retirement Planning (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse pension and retirement planning issues.
R05 - Financial Protection (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of an ability to analyse financial protection planning issues.
R02 - Investment Principles (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of investment products and the application of the investment advice process.
R01 - Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry, including regulation, legislation and the Code of Ethics.
R06 - Financial Planning Practice (CII)
This qualification helps advisers develop and demonstrate their financial planning capabilities.
Dip PFS - Personal Finance Society Diploma (PFS)
To achieve DipPFS individuals must achieve 140 credits. At least 80 credits must be at Diploma or AFPC level.
CF9 - Pensions Simplification (CII)
This examination assesses a knowledge and understanding of the Government’s simplified pension taxation regime which came into full effect on 6 April 2006 (A-Day). Eight tax regimes for pensions were reduced to one, radically affecting planning and transactions.
CF8 - Certificate in Long-Term Care Insurance (CII)
This qualification assesses a knowledge and understanding of the UK regulation environment in the financial services industry, long term care insurance products and the giving of long term care insurance advice.
AdvDipFA - Advance Diploma in Financial Advice (LIBF)
This qualification is for those individuals that wish to undertake additional qualifications above the benchmark requirement and covers investment strategies, taxation, trusts and later life planning.