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Attention: The same training program may only be added to your certification record one time during a 3-year CE cycle.

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Renewal Requirements

To maintain your Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) in good standing, the following are required:

To enter your continuing education credits and pay your annual fee, go to the Certification Manager.

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Pre-Approved ABA Options

The following ABA programs have been pre-approved for Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) continuing education (CE) credits as indicated below:

Course TitleCredits
Account Acceptance and Termination1.00
A Deeper Dive into Non-Financial Assets0.50
Alternative Investment Products1.00
Applied Behavioral Finance1.25
Applying Fiduciary Principles and Ethics0.75 
Asset Allocation and Diversification1.00
Banking Law and Referrals1.00
Bond Selection and Analysis1.00
BSA/AML: CIP Advanced0.75
BSA/AML: Exempting Customers from CTR Reporting0.50
BSA/AML Fundamentals0.75
BSA/AML: Recordkeeping-Wires, Money Orders, and Other Challenges0.50
BSA/AML: Reporting0.50
BSA/AML: Risk Assessment and Customer Due Diligence0.25
BSA/AML: SAR Reporting1.00
Developing a Personalized Wealth Management Strategy0.75
Discretionary Distributions1.00
Duties and Powers of the Trustee1.00
Economics & Markets1.25
Education Planning for Minors1.00
Effective Client Engagement Through "Wealth Personas"0.75
Emotional Intelligence for Wealth Advisors0.50
Engaging in Multigenerational Conversations with Clients0.75
Engaging With Centers of Influence0.50
Environmental Liabilities of Fiduciaries0.50
Estate and Probate Administration1.00
Estate Planning Fundamentals0.75
Estate Planning for the Marital Deduction1.00
Estate Planning for the Business Owner1.00
Ethical Issues for Bankers1.00
Federal Estate Tax0.75
Fiduciary Compliance0.50
Fiduciary Ethics0.75
Fiduciary Income Tax1.25
Full Balance Sheet Advice
Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax1.25
Gift Strategy and Taxation1.00
Health Savings Account (HSA) Expert Certificate
Importance of Proper Titling of Assets and Regular Titling Reviews0.50
Individual Income Tax1.50
Interacting with Financial Advisors0.50
Introduction to Analyzing Financial Statements3.75
Introduction to Fiduciary Risk Management and Compliance0.50
Introduction to Integrated Planning and Advice0.50
Introduction to Investment Management0.50
Individual Retirement Accounts0.75
Introduction to Trust Administration.75
Investment Policy0.75
Investment Products1.25
Investment Strategies for Inherited Wealth0.50
IRA Online Institute29.5
Know Your Competition0.75
Life Insurance Policies0.75
Managing Fiduciary Risk and Litigation0.75
Managing the Dynamic Nature of Client Financial Needs0.75
Mastering the Art of Inquiry0.75
Developing and Delivering a Compelling Personal Value Proposition0.75
Philanthropic Planning0.75
Planning Considerations for Life Insurance0.75
Planning for Retirement1.00
Post-Mortem Tax Planning
Preparing the 7060.75
Prudent Portfolio Management0.50
Qualified Retirement Plans1.00
Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA)0.75
Selling Value0.50
Special Needs Trusts0.75
Stock Selection and Analysis0.75
Structure Analysis and Advice0.75
Sustainable and Responsible Investing0.50
Trust Fundamentals0.75
Fundamentals of Insurance1.50
Types of Trusts0.75
Understanding and Explaining Investment Performance1.00
Understanding Fiduciary Principles0.75
Understanding Gender, Culture, and Generational Influences in Managing Wealth0.50

Browse Available Programs

Program TitleCredits
2025 Post Election Implications for Wealth Clients, December 17, 20241.25
Recent Developments (2024), December 5, 20242.00
Strategic Philanthropy in 2025-New Year Conversations for Advisors, November 14, 20241.25
Managing Conflicts in a Trust, November 7, 20242.00
Sunset 2025? Planning with the Estate Tax Exclusion Given Future Uncertainty, October 3, 20242.00
Couples and Conflict: Tactics for Identifying and Managing Differences, September 17, 20241.25
Planning Challenges for Families with Multi-National Family Members or Assets, September 5, 20242.00
Get More Comfortable with Uncomfortable/Difficult Client Conversations, July 16, 20241.25
Asset Rich, Cash Poor: Planning for the Illiquid Estate, June 6, 20242.00
Fiduciary Litigation Annual Review (2024), May 2, 20242.00
What Every Advisor Needs to Know to Be Successful, April 23, 20241.25
Where Does Your Trust Live?, April 4, 20242.00
What Clients need to Know to Manage their Taxes in 2024, March 14, 20241.25
Estate Planning for the Modern Family, March 7, 20242.00
The Role of Multigenerational Planning in Your Estate Plan, February 8, 20242.00
Advisor Insights: 2024 Market and Economic Outlook, January 18, 20241.25
Recent Developments in 2023 for Estate and Trust Administration, December 7, 20232.00
Post-Mortem Planning and Trust Administration, November 2, 20232.00
Charitable Planning: Making the Charitable Vision a Reality, October 5, 20232.00
How to Create an Inclusive Client Experience, September 21, 20231.25
Estate Planning for the Family-Owned Business – Part 2 (Tax planning), September 7, 20232.00
Wealth Management Considerations with Business-Owning Families, August 3, 20231.25
Financial Well-Being and Your Clients, July 13, 20231.25
Managing Inherited Wealth vs. Created Wealth, June 22, 20231.25
Planning for Family Members with Special Needs, June 1, 20232.00
Fiduciary Litigation Annual Review (2023), May 11, 20232.00

Due to changes in content, new program credits are added 30 days prior to the date of the event. Please check back to see actual credits approved.

Program TitleCredits
Wealth Management and Trust Conference, February 21-23, 202415.00
Wealth Management and Trust School - Advanced,October 16-19, 2023 Atlanta, GA30.00
 Wealth Management and Trust Conference, February 27 - March 1, 202315.00

Other CE Options and FAQs

See links below for all general types of programs that do and do not qualify for continuing education credits, along with frequently asked questions.

Annual Fee Dates

You will receive a notice to pay your annual fee by email in October of each year. The fee is due no later than January 31 of the following year.

*The fee notice will be sent to your Certification Manager account’s primary email. Please be sure your primary email is up to date on your dashboard. We also encourage you to add a back-up email in the space provided to ensure that we can stay in contact with you.

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