The Legacy Capitals Academy Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions


For what type of professionals is this training program designed?

The Whole Family Advisor Program is designed for an Advisor who is responsible for providing services to financially successful individuals, couples, and families. For example: Financial Advisor, Private Wealth Advisor, Private Banker, Financial Planner, Wealth Strategist, Family Office Executive, Trust Officer, Insurance Advisor, Philanthropy Advisor, and Estate Attorney.

How is the Whole Family Advisor Certification Program different from other industry certifications such as the CFP, CPWA, CLU, CPA, CAP, and so forth?

It is different in two primary ways. Firstly, it is based on over two decades of consulting, coaching, and training advisors and financially successful families, as well as Legacy Capitals’ proprietary research. Secondly, it focuses exclusively on the qualitative aspects of family wealth, family business, and multigenerational planning.

Can an Advisor just complete one or more courses and earn the respective CE credits, without also registering for the Capstone Experience leading to certification?

Yes. You can just register for the courses and attain all the benefits (e.g., 5-step practice management process, scripts, family engagement tools, process to design and facilitate family meetings, discussion boards, CE credits, etc.) without also registering for and completing the Capstone Experience leading to certification.

How much time does it take to complete each course?

Each course takes approximately five to seven hours to complete. This time frame factors in the completion of all assignments, lectures, and quiz.

Are there required prerequisites that have to be met in order to register for the Capstone Experience leading to certification?

Yes. An Advisor must first successfully complete all courses (including passing the quiz at the end of each course). And, an Advisor shall be eligible to pursue certification so long as he or she meets two of the three following requirements:

  • Has received a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Has two or more years of work experience in his or her present job or related professional discipline.
  • Has received one or more of the following designations or degrees: Certified Financial Planner, Certified Private Wealth Advisor, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, Chartered Financial Analyst,Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Retirement Management Advisor, Certified Investment Management Analyst, Certified Senior Advisor, Wealth Management Certified Professional, Certified Professional Coach, Juris Doctor Degree (or Bachelor of Legal Letters), Masters in Tax, Masters of Business Administration, Masters in Social Work, Masters in Counseling Psychology, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctorate Degree in Psychology, or such other designation or degree separately approved in writing by Legacy Capitals, LLC on a case-by-case basis.

Does an Advisor have to take the courses in any particular order?

No. An Advisor can start with any course he or she prefers. However, the courses were designed to be completed in the following sequence:

Becoming the Whole Family Advisor | Family Engagement Tools | Essential Skills | Multigenerational Family Meetings

Who are the Instructors for this program?

The instructors are part of the Legacy Capitals team. Our team is comprised of professionals who have an intimate understanding of family wealth and family business, hold advanced degrees and various certifications, have authored books and numerous articles, and have over two decades of experience consulting, coaching, and training advisors and financially successful families.

After an Advisor registered for one or more courses, can he or she then make copies of the program materials (e.g., client-facing materials) and give the materials to other Advisors – who have not registered and completed the respective courses – to then use with shared or different clients or prospective clients?

No. The program materials and the Capstone Experience leading to certification are solely for the use and benefit of the Advisor who registers and completes the course or courses, and the Capstone Experience.

What happens if an Advisor fails the quiz at the end of a course?

Each Advisor will have a total of three attempts to pass each quiz (70% or higher passing grade). If the Advisor does not pass a quiz in the first two attempts, we suggest he or she take a few days to restudy the course materials before retaking the quiz for the third time. If an Advisor is not able to pass the quiz after three attempts, the Advisor will not be able to earn the CE credits for the respective course. Nor will the Advisor be eligible to pursue the Capstone Experience leading to certification.

Will an Advisor be refunded the course/program registration fee if he or she does not complete one or more of his or her registered courses?

No. However, the Advisor’s registration will stay active for a minimum of twelve months enabling him or her to complete the course(s) at a future date.

Is there a discount for registering more than one Advisor from the same firm or institution?

Yes. If a firm or institution wants to register between ten and twenty Advisors for all courses, there is a ten percent discount per Advisor. Please contact us (via our Contact Us page or 609- 917-0161) before registering.

Yes. If a firm or institution wants to register twenty plus Advisors for all courses, please contact us for enterprise pricing via our Contact Us page or 609- 917-0161.

Is there an annual fee to maintain the Whole Family Advisor Certification?*

There is no annual fee to maintain the certification. However, there is an annual $795 USD licensing fee to continue using the co-branded version of the tools provided in the program.

*The licensing fee is subject to change and Legacy Capitals maintains the future right to integrate the licensing fee into an overall certification membership fee.