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Accredited Estate Planner® Designation Information

How can you gain a "leg-up" on your competition in your estate planning practice? Obtain the Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designation. Professional estate planners can achieve a nationally-recognized, graduate-level accreditation that acknowledges their experience and specialization in estate planning. The AEP® designation is available to attorneys, Chartered Life Underwriters, Certified Public Accountants, Certified Trust and Financial Advisors, Chartered Financial Consultants, and Certified Financial Planners® and is awarded to professionals who meet the stringent experience and education qualifications. The educational requirements can be met through graduate-level coursework offered by The American College and other accredited colleges, universities, and schools of law. To see a complete list of qualifications and to download an application, visit our website at

Join the growing group of professionals who recognize the value of holding the premier estate planning professional designation.  Become an Accredited Estate Planner® designee. 

Estate Planning Law Specialist Designation Information

The Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) designation is available to attorneys and is administered by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., an attorney-run subsidiary of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Attorneys who become board-certified under this program demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment to the concept of specialization. This program is currently the only program, other than certain state bar association programs which are only for residents of their particular states, accredited by the American Bar Association to Board-certify attorneys as Estate Planning Law Specialists. Many states permit lawyers to hold themselves out as specialists if their certification is awarded by an ABA-accredited program. Each lawyer, however, must consult the rules in his or her own state to determine how such a designation can be presented to the public. To see a complete list of qualifications and to download an application, visit our website at

Guide to Teaming

We believe in the team concept of estate planning. The core value of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils is that the team concept of estate planning best serves the client.  Everything we do builds on this single principle.  No two clients are alike, nor are their planning needs. NAEPC

61st Annual NAEPC 
Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Conference
& Council Leadership Conference
October 20 - 24, 2024 - Anaheim, California
Disneyland® Resort

Click here for more details.

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