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Advisor credentials and certifications

Our financial advisors are licensed and registered, many hold CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and have other professional credentials. 

Our advisors are licensed and registered

Ameriprise financial 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 financial 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 financial advisors with extensive training and experience helping clients address more complex issues such as: 

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



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. 

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. 

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.

Investment advisory services and products are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
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