Professional Development Programs


NRS offers two programs: The Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP®) Program, the gold standard credential for Compliance Professionals and the Investment Adviser Core Compliance program a stepping stone to the IACCP®

Earn top credentials as a compliance professional with the NRS Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional® (IACCP®) program. The certification responds to growing industry demand for advanced compliance education and nationally recognized professional standards.

The NRS certification, co-sponsored with 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.

Participants receive a compliance education based on a solid understanding of all – including the latest – regulations and rules with which all investment advisers must comply. The program curriculum includes a detailed, step-by-step examination of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and related state and federal regulations, provides guidance for building a strong compliance program and highlights best practices that can immediately be implemented at firms.

The IACCP® Designation provides:

  • Industry-wide recognition and enhanced credibility for individuals and firms
  • Experience-based learning that produces a highly effective new breed of compliance professionals, and
  • Professional competence necessary to help ensure both routine and newly required procedures are consistently met
  • Strategies for transforming rules and regulations into meaningful compliance policies and procedures,
  • Flexible Learning, with all courses offered online and/or attend in-person events
  • The opportunity to earn continuing education credits for attorneys, accountants/CPAs, certified financial planners and compliance professionals

Learn more about the IACCP Program
IACCP Examination Site

Investment Adviser Core Compliance program includes 10 courses, which can then be applied towards future IACCP® program requirements.

The Investment Adviser Core Compliance program provides essential training on the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and is a stepping-stone to the IACCP Program and designation.

This program provides:

  • Flexible Learning, with all courses offered online and/or attend in-person events
  • The opportunity to earn continuing education credits for attorneys, accountants/CPAs, certified financial planners and compliance professionals