Financial advisors assist clients in the planning of their financial affairs, such as investing, retirement planning, college savings, wills, estate planning, and taxes. This could include advice regarding life insurance or other types of insurance such as long term care or income protection.
A career in financial advising - for which specialized financial advisor training is required - includes stockbrokers, insurance sales representatives, accountants, and many others.
Each of these Financial Advisor careers need training or licensing - and the Agent Broker Training Center offers several financial advisor training and licensing course options, including live classroom, online, and self-study financial advisor training courses.
HOW TO BECOME A FINANCIAL ADVISOR
To become a Financial Advisor, you must obtain the necessary professional license(s). License requirements will vary depending on what type of assets you will be handling.
For example, if you want to sell securities, you must obtain a Series 7 license. If you wish to sell mutual funds and variable annuities, you would need to get a Series 6 license. There are also specific license types for selling options, futures, and being an investment banker.
To see available Financial Advisor licensing types, click here. To see a list of insurance-related Financial Advisor licensing, click here.
EXPAND YOUR CAREER: FINANCIAL PLANNER TRAINING
Would you like to expand your career in Financial Advising? Many advisors provide more than one service to their clients. Many offer insurance, such as Life & Health or Property & Casualty, while others provide counsel in areas such as annuities and mutual funds. For these areas and more, a professional license or advanced training is required.
Would you like to pursue a financial certification, such as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), to accelerate your Financial Planner Training? Or maybe you would like to specialize in areas such as annuities, retirement planning, or estate planning? Then you've come to the right place!
The AB Training Center provides several financial advisor training courses and professional certifications to assist with your financial advisor training needs, including:
Note: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulates all securities and can advise potential licensees on which license(s) suit your individual needs. Additionally, you must be sponsored by a member of FINRA (Broker/Dealer) or a Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) before you will be allowed to sit for your licensing exams.