and Other Requirements
Education: The CIWM requires applicants to complete an approved learning path.
Examination: The CIWM Certification Examination will assess candidate's expertise in developing strategies and relationships with high net worth clients. The examination has three components based on a high net worth client scenario to be completed over the course of 8 weeks. The level of effort required is estimated at 25-35 hours.
Experience: Candidates applying for the CIWM Designation, must have at least 3 years of experience working directly with, or in support of, the wealth management needs of retail clients.
Code of Ethics: When applying for the CIWM you must commit to the CIWM Code of Ethics.
Trademarks: You are also required to agree to the terms of the CIWM Certification Mark License Agreement,
which grants you the right to use the CIWM trademarks in your own marketing.
Application/License: The initial application fee is $275 and includes your license fee for the year.
To maintain your CIWM designation in good standing, you must:
- Complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education (CE) (per calendar year)
- Re-commit to the CIWM Code of Ethics (annually)
- Re-commit to the Certification Mark License Agreement (annually)
- Pay a license fee of $275 (annually)
Learn more about CIWM Maintenance Requirements