The Accredited Estate Planner Designation is a graduate level accreditation program obtained from the non-profit national association of estate planners and councils (naepc.org.) These holding one of only six licenses are allowed to attempt to obtain the AEP designation. These are JD attorney CPA certified public accountants, CLU chartered financial consultants, Certified Trust and Financial advisor and recently allowed the addition of CFP certified financial planners.
These Advanced Level Accredited Estate Planners Professionals must meet and maintain the following eight strict requirements of education: Experience, Knowledge, Professional Reputation, and Character. The AEP™ designation is a graduate level accreditation in estate planning obtained from the Non-profit National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC.org) that has been awarded to 1,300 recognized estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation and character.