CTEP® Chartered Trust and Estate Planner® 

Estate planners typically work with individual investorsfamily offices, business owners, and high-net-worth individuals. The role of an estate planner is complex and involves many moving parts.

  • Becoming an estate planner requires financial, tax, and accounting knowledge. 
  • Estate planners typically have law, accounting, or finance degrees and certifications.  
  • Common certifications estate planners may hold include chartered trust and estate planner (CTEP), accredited estate planner (AEP), and certified trust and fiduciary advisor (CTFA).

The Bottom Line

Becoming an estate planner can be difficult and requires experience and a breadth of knowledge, including law, accounting, and finance. Earning an estate planning certification enhances the skills of estate planners and their credibility, especially in the eyes of potential clients.

The Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ® charter is a gold-standard certification that demonstrates the attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge in estate planning, and ethical behavior. It forms the basis of the assessment that applicants must pass to gain the certified Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ® credential and inclusion in the Register of The Global Academy of Finance and Management® GAFM Certified / Chartered Professional.     Take the challenges ahead with Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ® certification.
 

American Academy of Financial Management® International Board of Standards issues the Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ® Certification 

The American Academy of Financial Management® is a member of the Global Academy of Finance and Management GAFM.  GAFM is the first graduate global Board of Standards for industry professionals to earn Accreditation under the TUV-OE European Standards for ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 29990 Certification. GAFM is also a chartered member of the CHEA  Council for Higher Education Accreditation – International Quality Group (CHEA/CIQG) Memorandum of Affiliation is designed to engage quality assurance and accrediting organizations in a shared effort to affirm and promote fundamental principles for higher education quality. 

Requirements:  i) Estate Planner needs a minimum of a bachelor’s degree preferably in a finance-related major, such as accounting, statistics, or economics.    ii) 3 or more years of experience as a trust and estate planner, or  financial management iii) pass the CTEP examination

HOW TO APPLY: To qualify for the Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ® certification, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Mandatory Candidate Information (MCI) 
  2. Complete the payment upon receipt of the invoice
  3. Take the exam when you’re ready

Course delivery:  1) Course material will not be provided if you are exempted from the examination based upon your past work experiences.  2) If your experience is not sufficient to qualify for the exemption, we shall provide you with video tutorial associated with the following topics: 

  • Estate Planning Essentials
  • Estate and Will Planning
  • Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Fundamentals
  • Will and Estate Planning – webinar
  • Wills versus Trusts
  • Estate Planning – What are your options?
  • 10 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Examination: email to request the link to the examination questions when you are ready to take the exam.  Examination comprised of 40 questions; Passing grade is 70%.   

Course fee:   Includes Chartered Trust and Estate Planner ® certificate, 2-year membership, examination fee, and shipping. 

Mandatory Candidate Information : please include the Title of the Certification Course that you wish to apply in the subject line when submitting the following information and attach a latest copy of your C.V. email to certification@gafm.com.my  

  1. Full Name    2. Shipping Address   3.  Name to print on Certificate    4. Mobile number

Welcome to GAFM®/IBS  Global Academy of Finance and Management ® International Board of Standards.  

Our International Board of Standards Accreditation council is located in the EU and USA.  Our  Certification Body regulates the  standards for certification and accredited education criteria for qualified training and degree programs which are a direct path to our certifications. The Board of Standards  awards designations and board certification in the finance, accounting, risk, economics, and management consulting areas.  The AAFM/IBS  is TUV Accredited and ISO Certified for Quality and Training.

Because our certifications and designation requirements are based on accredited-earned degrees and exams from the best global degree programs, our standards are unmatched. Thus we confer designations which are based on accredited degrees, training, education and qualified exams.

The GAFM® was established in 1996 by the original founders of the Chartered Graduate Leadership Society. Our Advisory Board is composed of members from over 50 nations including:  CEOs, Executives, Professors, Deans,  and industry experts from around the globe. We desire to raise education standards and ethics in the business and management industries.

Types of GAFM ® Certifications: Our Standards Policy Board awards specialized board certifications, designations, and charters in the fields of:   management, engineering, human resources, quality,  financial engineering, accounting, management consulting, risk management, communications, procurement, logistics, construction,  and consulting fields to qualified professionals who have completed internationally recognized or accredited training exams & education, government recognized degrees and documented management credentials and experience. See our list of Certifications

GAFM ® Standards: Since 1996, the Academy has been promoting accredited graduate standards for certification in business, management, law, and finance.   Since our inception, the Academy has been focused on quality assurance based on: accredited education, exams, assessment, ISO Standards,  education, ethics, and continuing education.  Experience: Further, applicants must also have the necessary experience in practice, research or publications in their respective areas of expertise.

GAFM ® International Governance: The GAFM IBS is a US & European based council for certification standards with governance and management offices located in the USA. Our standards council and international offshore certification body confers credentials from the GAFM IBS Board.

GAFM ® Accreditation and Quality Assurance: GAFM is accredited by the TUV Austria and certified with both ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 29990 recognition (Learning Services for Education and Training).  GAFM is the First US/EU based organization to achieve this global accreditation. Also, the GAFM was the first to effect a direct legal articulation with a government recognized national business accreditation agency for certification standards. Approved Sanctioned by the Arab League’s  Academy for over 20 Arab Nations.

GAFM ® Quality: Also obtaining the ISO 9001: 2008, GAFM continues to forge ahead to ensure the quality of its programs. Therefore, GAFM is honored to be the first private certification body in EU and the USA to have obtained the ISO 29990: 2010 Learning Services for Certification Education, Professional Development, and Training.

GAFM® is ISO 29990 Certified – The objective of ISO 29990:2010 is to provide a model for quality professional practice and performance, and a common reference for learning service providers (LSPs) and their clients in the design, development and delivery of non-formal education, training and development. The standard encourages a focus on the learner and the results of the process, and emphasizes the full range of options available for delivering learning services.

GAFM ® Applications: Individuals who desire board certification, may apply to the Academy and petition for membership, certification and fellow status.   

GAFM ® Top Certification Programs and Federally Protected Trademarks

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Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral.  ACBSP ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. By evaluating aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support, ACBSP assesses whether or not business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and commitment to continuous quality improvement.

For more than 10 years, ACBSP and GAFM have benefited from a mutual articulation agreement.  The current agreement between ACBSP and GAFM International Board of Standards states: 

  • All ACBSP baccalaureate/graduate degree schools that have attained accredited status will be officially recognized by the GAFM with an educational and degree path toward certification eligibility. 
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  • ACBSP accredited business school programs are recognized as GAFM/AAPM eligible programs for credentials listed at GAFM.COM.MY
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