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Retirement Planning and Pension Income Courses

Your Pathway to the
DMA™ - Retirement Income Services Specialist Designation

EARN YOUR DESIGNATION
Take six courses

As a designated specialist, provide high level advice with deep knowledge and top skills in your field. Study time is flexible—take up to 18 months to finish.

EARN A CERTIFICATE
Take one course

A great way to start. Earn a respected Certificate of Achievement in a course of your choice and up to 30 CE/CPD Credits. Take up to 3 months to complete your studies.

Design Your Study Path

Take 6 Courses to Earn Your Designation

Differentiate Yourself as a Specialist


The baby boomer demographic is retiring and they have lots of financial issues that a highly qualified retirement income services specialist can answer: all generations in the family are having difficulty saving adequate money in an emerging high interest, high tax, high inflation environment.


Tax Efficient Retirement Income Planning

This course allows advisors to develop a consistent process for multi-generational planning that looks at the tax-efficiency of both income and capital left for partners and beneficiaries.


Advising Family Businesses

Many small businesses in Canada are owned and operated by individuals who are at or near retirement age and qualified advisors have an opportunity to assist them in planning and implementing succession plans. This course will teach you to create strategies that can help clients and their companies’ function smoothly.


Introduction to Trusts

The Introduction to Trusts course offered by Knowledge Bureau covers everything from basic trust mechanics to essential details on trusts for disabled beneficiaries.


All generations within families are having difficulty saving adequate money in this emerging high interest, high tax, high inflation environment. Become the highly-qualified trusted specialist poised to provide the financial peace of mind they need.


Succession Planning for Owner-Managers

This course focuses on roles and financial issues, from both the perspectives of a business leader and successor. It also addresses the impact of succession on employees and the business as a whole, and succession of the business to third parties.


Personal Pension Planning

In light of the new tax rules that penalize passive investments within CCPCs, advisors must understand how pension legislation can become a power tool to deal with wealth succession, business succession and tax optimization within a corporate environment.


Behavioural Finance in Risk Management

Largely due to advances in preventing heart disease, more awareness, and healthy lifestyles, Canadians who reach age 65 are more likely than ever to live into their 90s. As a result, retirement income planning is a much longer process in which a focus on continued accumulation and investing is as important as the tax-efficient withdrawal of funds.


Preferred Tuition Rates for Designates and Graduates

(Your tuition rates will be calculated during registration)


Accreditation

Most organizations recognize courses provided by Knowledge Bureau, awarding 1 CE/CPD per hour of studies. If submitting to any professional body, review their standards for continuing education prior to submission. All education provided by Knowledge Bureau is recognized for Knowledge Bureau Designation requirements.

DMA™ Designation Program: 180 CE credits with Knowledge Bureau​

“What surprised me about the courses was the outcome. My new understanding of the mechanics made it significantly easier for other advisors to implement my advice because I was confident I knew how to explain it.“

Ian Wood,
RWM™
MFA™-Retirement and Succession Services Specialist

Your Tuition Includes
These All-Inclusive Resources

• Personal course selection consultation
• Virtual campus orientation
• Lesson and study plans
• Personal instructor email support
• Comprehensive Knowledge Journal
• EverGreen Online Research Library
• Knowledge Bureau calculators
• Testing and certification
• CE/CPD accreditation
• Examination, certification and designation

Learn Your Way

Online 24/7

Every course you take with Knowledge Bureau counts on your academic pathway. Qualify for tuition rebates by taking a certificate course, diploma program or designation program.

In-Class

Complement your online education with CE Summits. Held in November, January and May, these one-day, instructor-led workshops offer peer-to-peer learning experiences to students who prefer studying in groups.

In-Conference

Annual three-day Distinguished Advisor Conferences focus on finding solutions for the challenges faced by businesses in a global marketplace.

Knowledge Base

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