Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: RFG
Designation Full Title: Registered Financial Gerontologist
Definition: Financial Gerontology is multidisciplinary, building on relevant teachings from biology, psychology, sociology and demography to understand the lifelong wealth span issues and aspirations of aging individuals and their families.

Issuing Organization: American Institute of Financial Gerontology
Website/URL: http://aifg.org/index.cfm
Is the designation still offered: Currently offered & recognized by the issuing organization
Is the designation still supported: 
What are the prerequisites? None
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? http://aifg.org/requirements.cfm; submit application and financial back ground check, complete 4 courses and 2 electives
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? Comprehensive exam
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? Complete continuation education courses and renew ethics pledge
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? None
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? Yes, http://aifg.org/findrfg.cfm
Who is the accreditation through? None
Recommended for: Accountants, Attorneys, CPA’s, Insurance agents, Financial Planners, Reverse Mortgage Lenders
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? Yes, http://aifg.org/ethics.cfm
Length of Time For Completion: 24 contact hours