CIEL's core products are its certification programs and publications.
Its wealth management certifications have been offered since 2007 to professionals employed in investment advice, relationship management, wealth advice and private banking roles, and have now been integrated into the Certified Private Wealth Manager (CPWM) and Accredited Wealth Planner (AWP) programs.
CIEL's approach to creating and delivering its products can be described by the following principles:
Practice-oriented learning must be relevant to performance on the job.
Technical content of any level of complexity can be simplified to enable self-learning.
Multiple delivery models should be used to enable flexible pace of learning.
The assimilation of the content must be assessed with a robust and fair examination.
These principles ensure that the Certification programs and publications of CIEL address the knowledge and learning needs of the industry effectively.