Why become a CEA

Though the boomer generation was born from 1947 to 1967, the huge surge in Canadian births began in 1937, and those people all turn 80 in 2017.  The testator era isn’t coming soon; it has arrived.  The Conference Board of Canada called the massive wave of births “a slow-motion demographic tsunami, about to hit the Canadian economy”.  This is one wave you don’t want to miss!

The CEA designation is designed to provide applicants with broad, practical knowledge in all of the 17 disciplines required to advise an executor / executrix.  This knowledge empowers you to engage with executors; the most trusted and influential people in their testator parents’ lives and those with vested moral and legal responsibility for successful estate settlement.

Depending on your profession, you’ll want to engage executors prior to the death of their testators or at death, but either way you’ll need to be recognizable to the executor as the professional who can help them.  The Certified Executor Advisor (CEA) designation makes it clear.

The CEA is a great complement to many professional designations such as LLB or JD, CPA, or CFP, as it demonstrates specialized knowledge in this specific field.  The national Find A CEA directory ensures you’re visible to executors and the 16 other CEA professions.  With 17 professions in 13 jurisdictions, the Certified Executor Advisor Network (CEAN) will evolve into the largest professional networking organization in Canada.  The amazing convergence of events makes this the opportunity of a lifetime.

"I believe this is one of the absolute best courses any consultant can take to learn to gain referrals and introductions very easily through some basic estate planning questions. This course will absolutely help our consultant gain many new clients and greater income. I have also enrolled in the course so that I’ll be able to support the training with our consultant."

Daniel Collison, BA, CFP, TEP
Regional Director | Investors Group Financial Services

The Program:

CICEA Curriculum module - Executor Advisor

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The CEA Designation course has been awarded continuing education credits from the following Institutions:

Institute – Certified (Advocis) for 30 hours

FPSC – Accredited for 30 hours (25 Financial Planning and 5 Practice Management)

CAAMP accredited for 8 AMP CE units in the professional development category

For CPA and other accounting CE, 30 is recommended

RIBO Credits are pending

IIROC - Accredited for 30 CE Credits

Alberta Insurance Council - 30 CE Credits

IQPF accredited for 15 PDU (SFPA) & 1 PDU (SC)

CSF accredited for 30 PDU's: 16 general subject, 2 compliance, 12 Insurance for persons.

Appraisal Institute of Canada - 12 guaranteed continuous professional development credits

Insurance Council of Manitoba - 4 CE Credits

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