Todd Talk: IAR CE Explained – Why STC is the Best

Todd Rosenfeld, Chief Learning Officer at STC, discusses why you should choose STC for Your Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education (IAR CE). 


Continuing education is essential for Investment Adviser Representatives (IARs) to stay ahead in a constantly evolving industry, and choosing the right provider can make all the difference.

Since the Model Rule was enacted in 2022, we have dedicated ourselves to creating a top-notch IAR CE program. In this video, we discuss why STC should be your go-to choice for your Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education (IAR CE).

What is IAR CE?

Investment Adviser Representative Continuing Education (IAR CE) is a mandatory program for registered IARs in these states that have adopted the Model Rule. It ensures that IARs stay current on best practices, standards, and regulations related to investment advice.


IARs must complete training on an annual basis and earn the following credits:

  • 6 credits in the area of Products and Practices
  • 6 credits in the area of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • These courses must be delivered by a CE provider approved by both NASAA and Prometric like Securities Training Corporation

Dually Registered IARs

An IAR registered with a FINRA member firm and compliant with FINRA’s Regulatory Element CE requirements meets the six-credit Products and Practices content requirement. Essentially, these IARs only need to complete six credits of Ethics and Professional Responsibility content.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Provider

Selecting the right provider for your continuing education is crucial. This will allow you to complete your CE requirements easily, leaving you time to focus on your clients.


STC is more than just another IAR CE provider. We distinguish ourselves through our steadfast commitment to quality, innovation, and user satisfaction. We have leveraged our expertise to develop coursework that not only meets but exceeds industry standards.

Our courses are designed by experts in the field, ensuring that you get the most accurate and relevant information. This makes STC a trusted name in IAR CE, recognized by industry leaders and professionals alike.

Available IAR CE Courses

As an approved provider, STC offers 44 courses in the Products and Practices and Ethics and Professional Responsibility categories.

To make completing CE easy, STC offers both 6-hour and 12-hour bundles. In addition to the selected number of online courses, each bundle includes the mandatory CE assessment, a Certificate of Completion, 24/7 tech support, and automatic completion reporting to FINRA.

STC expects to add courses throughout the year and will update its offering list here.

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