IACCP® Program

The NRS Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional® (IACCP®) program, co-sponsored by the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), is a professional education program granting the designation, Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP®), to individuals who complete an online and/or in-person instructor-led program of study, pass a certifying examination, and meet its work experience, ethics and continuing education requirements.

The program, developed by NRS in 2005 and has been co-sponsored since 2007 by the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), acknowledges the heightened role of compliance and responds to growing industry demands for advanced compliance education and nationally recognized professional standards.

The IACCP® Program provides foundation knowledge associated with job responsibilities and functions that most investment adviser compliance professionals with two years of experience or more.

Participants receive a grounding in the rules and regulations required for investment advisers. The program provides a step-by-step examination of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and related state and federal regulations, guidance for building a strong compliance program and highlights best practices that can immediately be implemented at firms.


NRS IACCP® program provides:

  • Industry-wide recognition of an enhanced knowledge, skill level, and competency requirements,
  • Flexibility for busy professionals; take required education online and/or onsite and receive experienced-based learning that results in highly effective compliance professionals,
  • An additional layer of risk management for firms that train compliance personnel,
  • Increased credibility from earning an established designation, and
  • Continuing education credits for attorneys, accountants/CPAs, certified financial planners and compliance professionals.

View the full program requirements

View the IACCP® Lookbook