RMA Professional Toolkit

As a RMA certificant, the following resources can help you communicate the value of your certification and answer other questions you may have.

RMA logo for website use—Display the RMA logo on your website. Right-click the image, save it to your computer, and upload it to your website. For RMA certificants only. Right click the image below to download:
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Customizable correspondence suite: Customizable news release templates—RMA certification news release template. Customize this press release template to alert media, clients and business partners that you earned the CIMA certification.

RMA-Professional-Brochure-Cover-web.pngRMA program brochure—This brochure provides details about the return on investment of RMA certification, topic overview, steps to certification, and the educational program. Share it with colleagues who are considering starting the certification process.

Marks Use Guide—Guidance on using the Investments & Wealth Institute marks in business communications, marketing materials, articles, books and newsletters.

RMA client brochure—This visually engaging resource can be used with your clients to discuss your qualifications as a RMA professional. Consult your compliance officer as needed.  FINRA Reviewed (order here).

Form ADV Brochure Supplement Description
Under SEC regulations that went into effect on October 12, 2010, investment advisors registered with the SEC must provide brochure supplements describing their educational and business backgrounds. Advisors whose fiscal years end on December 31 must deliver the brochure supplement (Part 2B) to new clients by July 31, 2011, and to existing clients by December 30, 2011. Full descriptions available for use in Brochure Supplements for the RMA certification can be found below.

Recommended Form ADV Brochure Supplement Description

Retirement Management Advisor® (RMA®)
The RMA designation signifies that an individual has met initial and on-going experience, ethics, education, and examination requirements for the professional designation, which is centered on retirement management topics and strategies. Prerequisites for the RMA designation are: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or one of the following designations or licenses: CIMA®, CPWA®, CIMC ®, CFA®, CFP®, ChFC®, or CPA license; have an acceptable ethical background/compliance history as decided in an admissions peer review process governed by the Ethics Board and three years of experience in financial services. RMA designees have completed a rigorous educational process that includes an online course, in-person educational Capstone and successful completion of a comprehensive certification examination. RMA designees are required to adhere to the Investments & Wealth Institute Code of Professional Responsibility and Guidance Document, Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, and Rules and Guidelines for Use of the Marks. RMA designees must report 40 hours of continuing education credits, including two ethics and one tax/regulatory hours, every two years to maintain the certification. The designation is administered through the Investments & Wealth Institute.
Updated 11/5/2020

Certificant Complaint Process
Certificants can file a complaint with Investment & Wealth Institute about certification policy, practice, or decisions. Complaints must be in writing, and can be submitted by email, mail, or fax to Investment & Wealth Institute. Complaints must originate directly from the certificant and be incorporated into the Certification Complaint Form.

All complaints will be reviewed by an Investment & Wealth Institute management team including its Chief Executive Officer. After review, complaints involving a request to change certification policies may be forwarded to the appropriate volunteer body with governing authority over the particular certification policy. With regard to complaints about all other certification activities, the certification department management team will make a determination. If the complaint does not relate to certification activities, it will be forwarded to the Senior Director of Administration and Chief Executive Officer for review and resolution. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.