In 2012, the CSLA Board of Standards was established with the mission of elevating the level of service provided by financial advisors to clients dealing with student debt. The CSLP designation provides an identifiable credential that can be recognized by those seeking financial assistance with student loan repayment. In 2016, FINRA recognized the CSLP as an accredited designation.
The CSLA Institute Board of Standards is a nonprofit organization acting in the public interest to provide specialized education programs to licensed financial professionals who advise clients about student loan repayment programs. We seek to reduce the negative impact of student debt on the long-term finances of borrowers by preparing and identifying qualified financial professionals.
The online training is designed exclusively for financial service professionals so they are fully informed about strategies, risks, and rewards associated with the different student loan repayment and forgiveness options. Financial professionals such as CFP, CPA, and RIAs may take the training courses and complete a proctored exam to earn the CSLP designation.