For Financial Advisers

Credibility is crucial to performing well as a financial adviser or financial planner, and credibility comes from showing your clients you have the technical knowledge coupled with the business, interpersonal, and communication skills that are vital for success.

Professional IQ College is dedicated to financial services education, and the on-going training and professional development of finance professionals in all roles within the financial advice sector; from financial planners, to management, to support roles.

That means you and your financial services staff will gain the best possible combination of practical knowledge and required business skills to enable you to progress along your pathway to success.

Financial Advisers are required to meet Financial Markets Authority (FMA) expectations, and be registered as a Registered Financial Adviser,(RFA) or Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA). This means you have an obligation to remain competent to provide the advice and service that you are giving, and ensure that your knowledge remains up to date.


New Zealand Certificate of Financial Services Level 4 - For staff not providing advice but involved in the Financial Services Industry the is suitable to provide an introduction into the regulatory environment.There are 2 strands - the Banking Strand, and the Insurance Strand. 


New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5 - Contains a core module with a choice of elective modules in order to satisfy the wider financial advice industry. For Advisers looking to achieve Authorised Financial Adviser status the benchmark is the full qualification including the financial advice strand, as well as the strand appropriate to the advice being given. If providing personalised advice for category 1 products the investment advise strand of the qualification is required.

For Registered Financial Advisers the recommendation is to complete the core knowledge module, plus the appropriate strand.



Structured CPD points are offered on completion of all PIQ learning material, including the NZQA Qualifications.


Professional IQ college can provide tools to identify gaps in your knowledge, plan your intentions to fill those gaps, and record outcomes.

Our partnership with the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) and the Professional Advisers Association (PAA) ensures Professional IQ College can support ongoing training to meet your professional development plans. Discounts are available to members of these organisations. 

Professional IQ also have the expertise to develop and deliver  to suit your specific needs. We can even deliver and manage online your own content for your own staff.

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