Advisor credentials and certifications

Our financial advisors are licensed and registered, and many are certified financial planners and have other professional credentials.

Our advisors are licensed and registered

Ameriprise advisors are dedicated to doing what's right for their clients. All advisors are required to meet certain educational and business qualifications to help ensure they assess your financial situation, recommend solutions and transact business according to your best interest. A number of Ameriprise advisors have also received national recognition in several independent lists by Barron’s, Financial Times, Forbes and Working Mother.

Many have additional training and certification in specialized areas

Your financial situation and goals are unique and may require more specialized guidance. In addition to the required licenses and registrations, you’ll find Ameriprise advisors with extensive training and experience helping clients address more complex issues such as: 

Many of our experienced advisors have earned additional professional credentials including:


CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional  

The standard for financial planning excellence, CFP® professionals have a fiduciary obligation to always act in the best interests of their clients when providing financial advice. 


Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM 

Advisors with this certification have pursued additional education on all aspects of the retirement planning process. 


Chartered Financial Consultant® 

This designation can be helpful if you’re seeking comprehensive planning, from retirement and estate planning to investments, income taxes and insurance.


Chartered Life Underwriter® 

This is earned after in-depth training on life insurance needs, which can be important if you have complex business or estate-planning needs. 


Certified Fund Specialist

These advisors specialize in investments by analyzing and constructing efficient portfolios of mutual funds and other investment vehicles.

 

Ameriprise financial advisor recognition

Ameriprise recognizes advisors who have achieved a certain level of success, experience and exceptional level of service to their clients. 

Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors 

Among the most qualified and credentialed advisors in financial services. They have extensive experience in helping affluent clients preserve and grow their wealth. 

Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services® advisors 

These advisors hold industry-recognized financial planning credentials. Experienced in helping clients with more complex needs achieve their goals. 

Nationally recognized, top-tiered advisors

More than 350 advisors recognized for excellence in 2019. 

 

  • Three Hall of Fame Advisors1 

  • 63 Top 1,200 Financial Advisors2

  • One Top 100 Financial Advisors2

  • 10 Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors2

  • Nine Top 100 Women Financial Advisors2 

  • 47 400 Top Financial Advisers3 

  • One 401 Top Retirement Advisers 4

  • 180 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors5

  • 150 Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors5

  • Eight Top 250 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors6

  • Five Top Wealth Advisors6

  • Five Top Women Wealth Advisors5

 

  • 36 Top Wealth Advisor Moms7

Stay focused on your financial future

What matters most is that you find an advisor who is right for you. Someone who will listen to you and work with you the way you want. Someone who can help you navigate your financial situation — today, tomorrow, for life. 

Take the next step

An Ameriprise advisor can help you prepare for your financial future, simple or not-so-simple. Join the more than 2 million individual, business and institutional clients who trust Ameriprise. 

Choose an Ameriprise financial advisor today, or learn more about why Ameriprise can be the right choice for you. 

1 Barron’s Hall of Fame Advisors have been ranked for 10 or more years on one of the following lists: Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors, Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors or Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors. Barron’s listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, which is then submitted to and judged by Barron’s. Key factors and criteria for each award include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and years of professional experience. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones, L.P.; all rights reserved. This award is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the ranking.

2 Barron’s listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, which is then submitted to and judged by Barron’s. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and years of professional experience. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones, L.P.; all rights reserved. This award is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the ranking.

3 The Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times. The FT 400 is based on data gathered from advisors, firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management (AUM), asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and online accessibility. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its advisors pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 400.

4 The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times. The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: defined contribution (DC) plan* assets under management (AUM), DC AUM growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials and compliance record. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its advisors pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401. *For defined contribution plans defined under Internal Revenue Code 401(a).

5 Forbes/SHOOK Research listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, selected by their firms, which is then submitted to and judged by SHOOK Research. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and credentials/years of professional experience. Selection of winners is done by comparing advisors at a national level, selecting winners, and then sorting them into state-specific lists. A separate evaluation is not done for each state. Portfolio performance is not a factor. This award is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.

6 Forbes/SHOOK Research listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, selected by their firms, which is then submitted to and judged by SHOOK Research. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and credentials/years of professional experience. Portfolio performance is not a factor. This award is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.

7 This listing is based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, selected by their firms, which is then submitted to and judged by SHOOK Research. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and credentials/years of professional experience. SHOOK Research considered wealth advisors who are mothers with children living at home and under the age of 18. Portfolio performance is not a factor. This award is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Neither Working Mother nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
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