We see a need for professionals in the field to have training in crowdfunding so they can accurately speak on the subject and represent clients seeking to crowdfund and/or seeking to invest in or back a crowdfund offering.
To meet that need the NLCFA is currently developing a professional certification as a Certified Crowdfund Advisor (CCA) for those professionals. Individuals who have successfully passed the CCA Exam (currently being designed) will be a certified CCA in the United States and allowed to market themselves as either a CCA (in this context) or a Certified Crowdfund Advisor. Starting in 2013, people will be able to place inquiries with the NLCFA to confirm the CCA status of anyone claiming such.
NLCFA Soon to Offer Certified Crowdfund Advisor (CCA) Certification!
Prior to 2013, registration to become a CCA is free (both the exam and the first year fee). Beginning in 2013, there will be a fee for sitting for the examination, and an annual certification fee (discounted for NLCFA members). In addition, as for any professional certification, some level of Continuing Education will be required. Further, this CCA program is being designed with the specific objective and intent that it be sanctioned and recognized by relevant government agencies.
The NLCFA will administer the CCA examination process through its CCA Committee, also to be referred to as the CCA Board of Standards, mirroring much of the CCA program on the Certified Financial Planner examination and certification process. This committee is responsible for designing and administering the CCA Exam, as well as managing the CCA certification system as a whole.
If you have an interest in obtaining your CCA certification, please use the below form to contact us. We will be in touch shortly. Also, if you are a voting member and would like to help this committee in the design and administration of the CCA Exam and/or continued education and certification maintenance, please use this same form to contact us on those matters.