Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: FICF
Designation Full Title: Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow
Definition: Provide better customer service with insurance specific training and support your organization by improving your knowledge as a fraternal professional

Issuing Organization: Kaplan University
Is the designation still offered: FINRA reports status not verified and issuing organization appears to be defunct, but appear to be offered at Kaplan University
Is the designation still supported: 
What are the prerequisites? Complete basics, ethics, intermediate, and advanced exams unless candidate received CLU, ChFC or CFP designation
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? Take a final exam
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? Final proctored exam
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? none
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? None found
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? None found
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? none found
Who is the accreditation through? Higher Learning Commission
Recommended for: Insurance agents or brokers
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? Take ethics class but no posted code or topics
Length of Time For Completion: have 3 years to complete designation and online classes offered 1 year