Certification in the Life and Annuity Certified Professional (LACP) Program governed by the NAIFA Certification Commission is intended primarily to be a benefit to the public, in selecting or employing members of the insurance and financial advisor profession, as well as a benefit to members of the insurance and financial advisor profession itself, in providing benchmarking and criteria for the services those professionals provide to the public.
The purpose of the Commission is to develop and govern the Program, including the process through which qualified insurance and financial professionals can apply for and receive certification, with that process being valid, credible, and transparent according to standards outlined in the Commission’s Charter and accreditation standards accepted in the certification industry.
The NAIFA LACP certification program is governed by the NAIFA Certification Commission which functions as an independent certifying body. To become an LACP, practitioners must meet the eligibility criteria and successfully complete the LACP examination. The NAIFA Certification Commission and its staff are solely responsible for the policies and administration of the NAIFA LACP Certification program including defining its purpose, qualification and re-certification requirements; exam application components and deadlines; exam development, delivery, administration, fees, testing sites and accommodations; retesting policy for failing candidates; non-discrimination and fairness policy; policy relating to reconsideration of adverse certification decisions; disciplinary standards and procedures; and issuance of a program annual report. For more information see the LACP Candidate Handbook and additional details, including an online registry of LACP certificants, see the NCC Certifications tab on the NAIFA Certification Commission website.