Certified IRA Services Professional (CISP)

The Certified IRA Services Professional certification was launched in conjunction with a strategic partner, Ascensus.  The ICB and Ascensus recognized the need to establish a high standard of knowledge and competency for IRA's that is acknowledged by the profession and gives formal recognition to those individuals meeting specific standards of experience, ethics, knowledge and performance in the IRA industry.

The Certified IRA Services professional certification is designed to:

  • Establish a recognized standard of knowledge and competence for operations transaction processing, and wealth management professionals specializing in IRA services
  • Formally recognize those who meet these standards
  • Provide customers, beneficiaries, IRA rollover candidates, and employers with a tool to identify skilled, knowledgeable professionals
  • Support the benefits of professional continuing education and development
Note: Effective 2/19/16 there is an online application for new exam candidates.
​Questions? Please contact ICB for more information. Keep Me Informed.

ABA’s Professional Certifications are federally registered* with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
*CAFP is currently pending federal registration.


 Who Should Apply?

  • Operations personnel
  • Marketing directors
  • IRA product managers
  • Compliance personnel
  • Database specialists
  • Retail and branch managers
  • Training specialists