Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) Continuing Education at WebCE

By Julie S. Mendel, SILA-A, CDEi
Nov 30, 2021
Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) Continuing Education at WebCE

WebCE is approved as an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) Continuing Education provider! We are excited to now provide investment adviser representatives with IAR CE courses, each designed to keep investment advisers at the top of their field.

The WebCE catalog contains a comprehensive selection of investment adviser CE courses with everything you need to complete your continuing education requirements. WebCE is approved by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) as an investment adviser representative (IAR) CE content provider. Each of our IAR CE courses meet NASAA’s approval and renewal requirements.

Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) CE Model Rule

Unlike other financial service professions, investment adviser representatives have previously not been subject to a continuing education requirement to maintain their registrations with state regulators. NASAA has now adopted a model rule to close that gap. The new model rule sets the parameters by which industry regulators could implement continuing education programs for investment advisers in their jurisdictions.

“This model rule represents the culmination of years of work by state securities regulators and industry to develop a relevant and responsive continuing education program,” said Lisa A. Hopkins, NASAA’s President. “This successful collaboration will help promote heightened regulatory compliance while also helping investment adviser representatives better serve their clients by remaining knowledgeable of current regulatory requirements and best practices.”

The full model rule can be read online on NASAA’s website. NASAA will begin enforcing the new continuing education (CE) requirements for investment advisers in January 2022.

IAR Continuing Education Requirements

NASAA requires investment adviser representatives to complete 12 hours of continuing education (CE) course credits annually. The required 12 hours are divided into the two components:

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Requirement. Investment adviser representatives must complete six (6) credits of IAR regulatory and ethics content. At least three (3) of the six (6) hours must specifically cover the topic of ethics.
  • Products and Practice Requirement. An investment adviser representative must complete six (6) credits of IAR products and practice content.

The model rule’s division into two components makes the IAR continuing education requirements compatible with most other continuing education programs. 

Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) CE Courses for Businesses

WebCE offers full training solutions covering every stage of your representatives careers. Your firm can combine your order for investment adviser representative (IAR) CE courses with other important securities products like securities exam prep courses, Firm Element training, and more. We also offer volume discounts to our corporate partners.

Here are a few other reasons why businesses should choose WebCE for their investment adviser representative CE courses:

  • 20+ years of experience in online education with a 98% customer satisfaction rating
  • Easy, convenient access to our mobile-friendly platform for completing courses anytime, anywhere
  • Quality content written by industry experts and reviewed annually
  • In-house compliance department to provide up-to-date requirements and fast reporting of course completions
  • Live world-class support services available to assist with anything you need, and you can contact them by email, phone, or chat
  • Custom corporate programs allow you to receive volume discounts, set up invoicing, view course completion reports, and more

WebCE has everything you need for your business’s training courses. To learn more about our education programs for businesses and how WebCE can provide your firm with investment adviser representative (IAR) CE courses, you can contact our sales team at 877-488-9322 or by email at [email protected].

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