THE CREDENTIALS to serve you well
Professional designations indicate financial professionals who are committed to expanding their knowledge to better serve their clients. James D. Sheehan is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. Together with our team’s extensive industry experience, it helps us serve you.
CFP® - Certified Financial Planner™
In life, it’s important to find a financial planner you trust to provide sound, unbiased advice and professional services. Being CFP® certified means someone has voluntarily taken the extra steps needed to provide the highest possible standard of financial planning to those they serve. To become a Certified Financial Planner™ one must pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam, have a minimum of three years’ professional experience in financial planning process and must be approved by the CFP Board, which involves an extensive background check – including an ethics, character and criminal check. To maintain certification, CFP® license holders must complete 30 hours of continuing education accepted by the CFP Board every two years.
How does working with a CFP® certified advisor benefit you? Certified Financial Planner™ professionals are held to the utmost standards of ethics and professional responsibility, which prepares them for a career-long commitment to provide truly personalized services to meet your needs; all while maintaining high levels of financial planning and professionalism. CFP® professionals maintain their professional edge through ongoing education and training in addition to the rigorous requirements to represent a high level of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when working with you.
CPWA® - Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
A Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) better understands the challenges and responsibilities of those with significant wealth. The CPWA® program is an advanced credential created specifically for wealth managers who work with successful families to address their distinct needs and wants. Advisors with this designation have dedicated their time and acquired the necessary education to be able to ensure that all of those needs and wants are met.
Certified wealth managers focus on your needs at every stage of your life, from your working years to your retirement ones, and we understand what you and your family need to preserve your assets in the years in between. CPWA® professionals understand your goals to preserve and grow your wealth, minimize taxes and pass that wealth on to the next generation.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks “CPWA®,” and “Certified Private Wealth Advisor®.” Use of CPWA®, and/or Certified Private Wealth Advisor® signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for wealth advisors.