Understanding Financial Certifications
Glossary of Financial Certifications
Important information about the Glossary of Financial Certifications
- CIRO created the Glossary to assist investors in evaluating the professional certifications and designations an investment professional may hold. It is important to note:
- CIRO does NOT approve or endorse any financial designation or certification.
- Inclusion in CIRO’s Glossary of Financial Certifications does NOT imply that CIRO considers the certificate or designation to be acceptable for use by an advisor.
- CIRO is NOT responsible for and cannot verify information from sources other than CIRO and does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information.
The Glossary of Financial Certifications is by no means inclusive of all financial designations and specifically does not include certifications and designations related to business degrees from accredited colleges and universities. Representatives of organizations issuing financial designations may submit their securities or investment designation for possible inclusion in CIRO’s Glossary of Financial Certifications by emailing [email protected]. CIRO reserves the right to determine which certifications and designations are appropriate for inclusion in its Glossary of Financial Certifications.
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Additional Information and Resources
Unpaid Fines Report: Report listing individuals with outstanding fines owed to CIRO
Making a Complaint: CIRO’s glossary includes information about whether the issuing organization has an investor complaint process. If you are dealing with a CIRO-licensed advisor, we encourage you to contact CIRO.