Chartered SRI CounselorSM - CSRIC®

CSRIC® Professional Designation Program
$1,350.00

 

The Chartered SRI CounselorSM , or CSRIC® program, is a designation program that provides a blend of foundational knowledge and scenario learning to work with sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investments, alongside environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, for a variety of clients. This program provides experienced financial advisors and investment professionals with a foundation knowledge of the history, definitions, trends, portfolio construction principles, fiduciary responsibilities, and best practices for sustainable investing. This course was developed in partnership with US SIF, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment—the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible, and impact investing across all asset classes in the United States.

Choose your learning modality and complete your CSRIC® designation program.

  • Live Online Classes
    Our Live Online classes are best for individuals who prefer a structured schedule of instructor-led classes to stay on track with completing the program and the advantages of active learning features only possible in a live learning community. Features such as the following help you participate in the learning process, enabling you to apply new skills more quickly into your client interactions:
    • Interactive infographics
    • Activities using whiteboards
    • In-class polls as part of knowledge checks
    • Additional handouts to reinforce learning
    • Real-time access to instructors to ask questions or get clarifications on challenging concepts

Because this option is structured-pace, classes begin at certain times of the year.

  • OnDemand Classes
    Our OnDemand classes are best for individuals who need the flexibility to complete a professional designation program at their own pace based on their busy schedule. Your online learning platform will guide you through all your course-related activities, from reading assignments, recorded video lectures and module quizzes to your final exam.

Because this option is self-paced, you can begin the program at any time. 

      The CSRIC® designation streamlines the cost and time toward your next credential.
      As you advance your career, the College recognizes the time and investment it takes to earn industry-recognized credentials. Upon completion of the CSRIC®, graduates earn direct credit for one elective course in the College’s Master of Science Degree in Personal Financial Planning.

      Plus, completion of professional designations programs can also help you fulfill continuing education (CE) requirements:
      • If you are a CFP® professional, successful completion of the College’s professional designation programs can qualify for CE credit for CFP® certification renewal as follows:
        • ADPA® designation program fulfills 22.5 hours
        • All other designation programs (except the FPQP®, WMSSM and LUTCF® programs) fulfill 28 hours
      • If you currently hold a professional designation from the College, completion of a new professional designation fulfills CE hours as part of the renewal of your current designation.

      Learn More About the CSRIC® Program


      Jennifer Coombs, Associate Professor at the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company, explains how the rise in sustainable investing necessitated a program that covers trends in the industry, latest research and tools as well as the history of SRI. Watch the video to learn more about the knowledge and tools financial professionals gain through the College's Chartered SRISM Counselor program that can help them work with clients more deeply. 

      The CSRIC® designation package includes:

      Choose between Live Online or OnDemand classes to complete your program.

       

      Live Online Classes

      Our Live Online classes are best for individuals who prefer a structured schedule of instructor-led classes to stay on track with completing the program and the advantages of active learning features only possible in a live learning community. Features such as the following help you participate in the learning process, enabling you to apply new skills more quickly into your client interactions:
      • Interactive infographics
      • Activities using whiteboards
      • In-class polls as part of knowledge checks
      • Additional handouts to reinforce learning
      • Real-time access to instructors to ask questions or get clarifications on challenging concepts

      Because this option is structured-pace, classes begin at certain times of the year.

      OnDemand Classes

      Our OnDemand classes are best for individuals who need the flexibility to complete a professional designation program at their own pace based on their busy schedule. Your online learning platform will guide you through all your course-related activities, from reading assignments, recorded video lectures and module quizzes to your final exam.

       

      Because this option is self-paced, you can begin the program at any time.  







      • The Foundations and History of SRI
      • Approaches to SRI Practices
      • Shareholder Advocacy, Community Investing, and Corporate Responsibility
      • Portfolio Construction and Incorporating SRI into Financial Advising
      • ESG Performance, Risk, and Rating Metrics
      • The Fiduciary Standard and Communicating the Value of SRI
      • Current and Future Opportunities







      Electronic textbooks are your primary resource for course content. You will receive an electronic VitalSource eBook as part of the package price. eBooks in the ePub format that are compatible with Apple iPad and MOBI/Kindle will also be available on your student dashboard. 
       
      Printed textbooks are available as an add-on to your package for $150 plus tax and shipping. 


      Module Quizzes, located at the end of each unit in your program, are designed to gauge your comprehension of the material. Students must complete the 30-question quiz for each module (or 20-question quiz if you are pursuing the ADPA® program) before moving to the next module. For questions answered incorrectly, correct answers with detailed rationale are provided to help improve your comprehension.

      The Practice Exam is designed to closely replicate the Final Exam experience in terms of the degree of difficulty, timing, format, and topical coverage. This exam can be taken twice and provides unique practice questions that you haven’t seen at this point in your studies. The Practice Exam is a sound indicator of how you will perform on your Final Exam. It allows you to see areas of strength and weakness on your Performance Tracker. 

       

      For the AAMS®, APMA®, AWMA® ,CRPC® , CSRIC® ,FPQP®  and SE-AWMASM designations:
      To pass the designation program, you must achieve a score of 70% or higher on the Final Exam. Students have an allotted time of 3 hours to take the Final Exam and a maximum of two attempts to pass the Final Exam. 

      If you are pursuing the Sports & Entertainment (SE) Supplemental Education for AWMA® Program to earn your SE-AWMA℠ designation, you must achieve a score of 70% or higher on the Final Exam. These students have an allotted time of 1 hour to take the Final Exam and a maximum of two attempts to pass the Final Exam. 

      The grade earned on the Final Exam reflects your overall grade for the designation program.


      For the ABFPSM, ADPA®, LUTCF®  and WMSSM  designations:
      To pass the designation program, you must achieve a score of 70% or higher on the Final Exam. Students have an allotted time of 2 hours to take the Final Exam and a maximum of two attempts to pass the Final Exam. 

      The grade earned on the Final Exam reflects your overall grade for the designation program.

       




       


      Course Sessions

      You can enroll and begin OnDemand classes (pre-recorded class lectures) at any time.


      Frequently Asked Questions about the CSRIC® Designation

      The CSRIC® designation program is designed for advanced advisors who wish to obtain foundational knowledge and best practices for advising clients on sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investments.
       
      • Experienced advisors who desire financial planning credentials to advance their career
      • Advisors who wish to specialize in SRI investing for new or existing clients
      • Advisors who wish to pursue a master of science degree at a later date

      For all designation programs except the Sports & Entertainment (SE) Supplemental Education for the AWMA® program
      Students in all professional designation programs except the Sports & Entertainment (SE) Supplemental Education for the AWMA® Program have 120 days from the date they are provided online access to complete a designation program (including testing and passing the Final Exam). 
      • Students who enroll in Live Online classes will receive online access 20 days prior to the first class date.
      • Students who enroll in OnDemand classes will receive online access immediately after they enroll.

      If you need to extend your program, extensions of up to 60 days are available at a fee.  Extensions requests must be received on or before the fourteenth day following the course end date. Fees are non-refundable.

      Sports & Entertainment (SE) Supplemental Education for the AWMA® program

      Students have 30 days from the date they are provided online access to complete the program (including testing and passing the Final Exam). 

      If you need to extend your program, extensions of up to 60 days are available at a fee.  Extensions requests must be received on or before the fourteenth day following the course end date. Fees are non-refundable.

       

       

       

      The Final Exam for the CSRIC® program contains 70 questions. 

      Students have an allotted time of 3 hours to take the Final Exam and a maximum of two attempts to pass the Final Exam.

      A passing score on the Final Exam is a score of 70% or higher. The grade earned on the Final Exam reflects your overall grade for the designation program.

      A score of 70% or better is required to pass all professional designation final exams. Students who do not earn a minimum of 70% after the allotted number of final exam attempts will be required to re-enroll in the professional designation course, pursuant to the Professional Designation Re-Enrollment Policy.


      After a student successfully completes the academic requirements of the professional designation program, students are notified via email (typically within 48 hours of course completion) to apply for authorization to use the applicable certification marks in accordance with the designation requirements. You can also apply for authorization through home.kaplanlearn.com. Continued use of certification marks is subject to compliance with ongoing renewal requirements.










      For all professional designation holders except LUTCF®
      All professional designation holders (except LUTCF®) are responsible for completing 16 hours of continuing education (CE) credits every two years. A $95 renewal fee is also required every two years.

      For LUTCF® designation holders 
      All LUTCF® designation holders are responsible for completing 3 hours of Ethics continuing education every two years.

      A $50 renewal fee is also required every two years. 

      Learn more about your renewal options at this link: Renew Your Professional Designation

      This is one of the findings of a quantitative survey conducted by the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company between August 31 and November 18, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 798 2021 graduates of the College for Financial Planning was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 198 graduates whose most recent professional designation earned was a specialized financial designation (AAMS®, ABFP®, ADPA®, APMA®, AWMA®, CMFC®, CRPC®, CRPS®, CSRIC®, FPQP®, LUTCF®, WMS®) and who answered this question.

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