Raleigh, NC, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RegEd, the leading provider of compliance education, training and compliance technology solutions to the financial services industry, announced its acceptance as a Registered Continuing Education Sponsor of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®).   With this acceptance RegEd now offers online continuing education programs for designees seeking credit toward the CIMA® (Certified Investment Management Analyst®), CIMC® (Certified Investment Management Consultant®) and CPWA® (Certified Private Wealth Advisor®) certifications.     

Recognized for delivering premier investment consulting and wealth management credentials, IMCA® sets the standards and practices for the investment management consulting profession and provides investment consultants and wealth managers with the credentials and tools required to best serve their clients.  The IMCA certifications require ongoing education to ensure that individuals maintain necessary levels of knowledge and competency.  Specifically, certificants must complete and report a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education credit, including two ethics hours, every two years to maintain the certification.

As the largest provider of continuing education in the financial services industry, RegEd tracks and reports on more than 1 million CE course completions across the nation and supports several financial services professional designations.

Through the RegEd IMCA sponsorship, CIMA, CIMC and CPWA certificants can easily fulfill their continuing education requirements online with access to a course library of 100+ courses accepted for online, self-study CE credit. Designees can access the IMCA-accepted courses via RegEd's CEAuthority (www.ceauthority.com) or through their company's online CE program portal.   Course completion records are electronically reported to IMCA® on a daily basis.

"The attribute of 'trust' ranks high among consumers of financial advisory services.  The financial professional's reputation and qualifications, including experience and credentials, weigh heavily in that trust equation." states Angela Pace, RegEd's Chief Regulatory Officer, "IMCA has set a rigorous credentialing standard for their CIMA, CIMC and CPWA certifications, which demonstrate that the financial professional has met the prescribed standards of professional education and experience and has agreed to abide by a code of ethics and act in the best interest of the client.  RegEd is pleased to sponsor and support IMCA designees in fulfilling their continuing education requirements for these designations."   

In addition to being an IMCA Registered CE Sponsor, RegEd also supports the  CFP, CPE, CPCU and PACE designations including CASL, RICP, ChFC, CLF, ChSNC, RHU, CAP, CLU, REBC, and ChHC and provides a full suite of compliance education, training and compliance technology solutions to support the needs of broker dealers, investment advisors and insurance companies.

About RegEd
RegEd, Incorporated, a StoneRiver company, is a leading provider of compliance education, training and technology solutions serving over 800 enterprise customers including the nation's largest financial services firms.  Established in 1994 by former regulators, the company is a recognized industry authority and has created the standard of excellence for rule-based compliance automation for broker-dealers, investment advisors, insurance companies and their distributors.  RegEd solutions drive new levels of operational efficiency and enable firms to cost-effectively comply with state and FINRA regulations while mitigating risk.  For more information, please visit www.reged.com.

About IMCA®
Established in 1985, IMCA is a nonprofit professional association and credentialing organization with more than 9,000 individual members. IMCA members collectively manage more than $1.9 trillion, providing investment consulting and wealth management services to individual and institutional clients. Since 1988, IMCA has offered the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) certification, which earned accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in April 2011, making it the first financial services credential in the United States to meet international standards (ISO 17024) for personnel certification. IMCA's Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certification is suited for wealth management professionals working with high-net-worth clients. In 2012, IMCA conferences and workshops hosted approximately 4,000 attendees.

IMCA® and Investment Management Consultants Association® are registered trademarks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst®, CIMC®, CPWA®, and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® are registered certification marks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caitlin Zucal, RegEd, 919.653.5202