Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) License Continuing Education Course


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How to Complete Your Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) License Continuing Education

Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) Continuing Education Requirements

  • IAR Continuing Education. Every investment adviser representative registered under section 404 of the 2002 Act (or 201 of the 1956 Act) must complete the following IAR continuing education requirements each Reporting Period:
    1. IAR Ethics and Professional Responsibility Requirement. An investment adviser representative must complete six (6) Credits of IAR Regulatory and Ethics Content offered by an Authorized Provider, with at least three (3) hours covering the topic of ethics; and
    2. IAR Products and Practice Requirement. An investment adviser representative must complete six (6) Credits of IAR Products and Practice Content offered by an Authorized Provider.
  • Agent of FINRA-Registered Broker-Dealer Compliance. An investment adviser representative who is also registered as an agent of a FINRA member broker-dealer and who complies with FINRA’s continuing education requirements is considered to be in compliance with the sub rule (1)(B) IAR Products and Practice Requirement for each applicable Reporting Period so long as FINRA continuing education content meets all of the following baseline criteria as determined by NASAA:
    1. The continuing education content focuses on compliance, regulatory, ethical, and sales practices standards.
    2. The continuing education content is derived from state and federal investment advisory statutes, rules and regulations, securities industry rules and regulations, and accepted standards and practices in the financial services industry.
    3. The continuing education content requires that its participants demonstrate proficiency in the subject matter of the educational materials.
  • Credentialing Organization Continuing Education Compliance. Credits of continuing education completed by an investment adviser representative who was awarded and currently holds a credential that qualifies for an examination waiver under Rule USA 2002 412(e)-1(d) comply with sub rules (1)(A) and (1)(B) of this rule provided all of the following are true:
    1. The investment adviser representative completes the credits of continuing education as a condition of maintaining the credential for the relevant Reporting Period. 2
    2. The credits of continuing education completed during the relevant Reporting Period by the investment adviser representative are mandatory to maintain the credential.
    3. The continuing education content provided by the credentialing organization during the relevant Reporting Period is Approved IAR Continuing Education Content.
  • IAR Continuing Education Reporting. Every investment adviser representative is responsible for ensuring that the Authorized Provider reports the investment adviser representative’s completion of the applicable IAR continuing education requirements.
  • No Carry-Forward. An investment adviser representative who completes Credits of continuing education in excess of the amount required for the Reporting Period may not carry forward excess credits to a subsequent Reporting Period.
  • Failure to Complete or Report. An investment adviser representative who fails to comply with this rule by the end of a Reporting Period will renew as “CE Inactive” at the close of the calendar year in this state until the investment adviser representative completes and reports all required IAR continuing education Credits for all Reporting Periods as required by this rule. An investment adviser who is CE inactive at the close of the next calendar year is not eligible for investment adviser representative registration or renewal of an investment adviser representative registration.
  • Discretionary Waiver by the Administrator. The administrator may, in its discretion, waive any requirements of this rule.
  • Home State. An investment adviser representative registered or required to be registered in this state who is registered as an investment adviser representative in the individual’s Home State is considered to be in compliance with this rule provided that both of the following are true:
    1. The investment adviser representative’s Home State has continuing education requirements that are at least as stringent as the NASAA Model Rule on Investment Adviser Representative Education.
    2. The investment adviser representative is in compliance with the Home State’s investment adviser representative continuing education requirements.
  • Unregistered Periods. An investment adviser representative who was previously registered under the Act and became unregistered must complete IAR continuing education for all reporting periods that occurred between the time that the investment adviser representative became unregistered and when the person became registered again under the Act unless the investment adviser representative takes and passes the examination or receives an examination waiver as required by Rule USA 2002 412(e)-1 [or 1956 Act Exam Rule] in connection with the subsequent application for registration.

Included in This Course

IAR Total Access CE gives you access to our entire online library of IAR continuing education courses, allowing you to complete unlimited CE credits. Total Access CE is our most convenient and economical way to stay compliant.

Total Access CE includes:

  • 365 days of unlimited access
  • Immediate results with instant exam scoring
  • Unlimited exam retakes
  • An interactive CE tracking system
  • Printable certificate
  • Designation CE credit for all courses

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