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Earn CE credits toward the CFP® and other professional designations

To assist in fulfilling professional designation and Firm Element requirements, we offer over 120 courses from FINRA, the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, AI Insight and other sources—including periodic webinars for CE credit. For a complete listing of e-learning courses available on AI Insight, click here.

COMING SOON - AI Insight Introduction to Opportunity Zones

In this course, we explore and discuss many of the applicable rules (as currently constructed), as well as the potential benefits, pitfalls and risks involved with Opportunity Fund investments. This course was created in collaboration with Kyla M. Ehrisman, JD, MBA and Alan Lincoln, MBA, CCIM of Mick Law P.C. LLO and as such are the content references for much of the material information. This course is eligible for 1 credit toward the CFP® and other designations.

AI Insight Course: Introduction to Internal Revenue Code §1031 Private Placements

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of §1031 Exchanges, to include what it is, the identification rules, different types and structures, a discussion of §721 Exchanges, an overview of energy §1031 Exchanges and the importance of due diligence on these private placements. This course is eligible for 1 credit toward the CFP® and other designations.

Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants Courses

The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants offers nine e-learning courses on topics such as: oil and gas, ESOP Valuations, succession strategies, paying for college and more. Each course is eligible for one credit toward the CFP® and other designations.

AI Insight Course: Introduction to Alternative Mutual Funds

This course summarizes the key aspects of Alternative Mutual Funds (“AMFs”) and discusses some of the key issues facing the industry. After completion of the course, an individual should have a thorough understanding of defining and applying alternatives, risks and limitations, fund fees and expenses, performance and due diligence considerations. This course is eligible for 1 credit toward the CFP® and other designations.

AI Insight Course: Introduction to Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

Leveraged ETFs are investment vehicles for sophisticated investors who are looking to gain short-term magnified exposure to the markets. However, it’s important to clearly understand that their unique characteristics come with inherent risk. This course covers the composition of leveraged ETFs, mechanics of how they operate, and risks associated with them. This course is eligible for 1 CE credit toward the CFP® and other designations. 

Institute for Portfolio Alternatives Courses

The Institute for Portfolio Alternatives offers five alternative investment e-learning courses, plus a course on the “Customer Account Statement Rule” related to NASD Rule 2340 and FINRA 2310 amendments. These courses qualify for two CE credits toward the CFP® and other professional designations.

AI Insight Course: Introduction to Hedge Funds

The training is designed to provide a better understanding of the hedge fund market, different hedging strategies, risks and benefits of hedging strategies, structure, regulation, suitability and due diligence requirements. This course is eligible for 1 credit toward the CFP® and other designations.

AI Insight Course: Introduction to Interval Funds

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of interval funds, including how they compare to other funds, potential advantages, performance measures, fees and expenses, financial reports and statutory and regulatory requirements. This course qualifies for one CE credit toward the CFP® and other professional designations.

FINRA E-Learning Courses

The FINRA e-learning courses cover common compliance topics, including trading practices, private placements, securities products, suitability, cybersecurity, sales practices and more. FINRA e-learning courses are eligible for .5 to 2 CE credits toward the CFP® and other designations. 

AI Insight CE Credit Webinars

AI Insight regularly offers webinars for CE credit on industry-relevant topics in partnership with our alternative investment managers.