AIF Designation


The Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation represents a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply the fiduciary Practices. Through fi360's AIF Training programs, AIF designees learn the Practices and the legal and best practice framework they are built upon. AIF designees have a reputation in the industry for the ability to implement a prudent process into their own investment practices as well as being able to assist others in implementing proper policies and procedures.


In order to earn and maintain the AIF Designation, individuals must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Meet the prerequisites and qualification and conduct standards
  • Accrue six hours of continuing professional education with at least four coming from fi360-produced sources (outlined in the section below)
  • Attest to a code of ethics
  • Maintain current contact information in fi360's designee database

Continuing Education Requirements:

AIF designees must obtain six combined hours of continuing professional education each renewal year from the sources listed below (at least four hours must be accumulated from the listed fi360-produced sources):

  • The fi360 annual conference (live event)
  • Archived recordings from past fi360 conferences (from the on-demand fi360 CE directory)
  • fi360 Resources webinars (live)
  • Archived recordings of Resources webinars (from the on-demand fi360 CE directory)
  • Relevant events produced by sources outside of fi360 (max of two hours per year allowed)
  • Web-based AIF Training (course audit)
  • Participation in a CEFEX Certification team or as a liaison officer at a firm being Certified (max of 3 hours/year)

Fi360 Center for Fiduciary Studies