Working through the certification process is both a rewarding and a valuable journey for your team and your business as a whole.
Gaining and maintaining certification can be achieved in a series of key stages:
- Best Practice Certification Programme Proposal
- Best Practice Training
- Gap Analysis and Document Review
- Quality Review Assessment
Best Practice Certification Programme Proposal
Once we have had the opportunity to find out your longer-term plans for your business and your drivers https://ampills.com/ and motivations for embarking on this amazing journey, we will issue you a Best Practice Certification Programme proposal.
The next step is to complete and sign your proposal acceptance form and/or dedicated eligibility application form.
Best Practice Training
To begin your Best Practice Certification Programme we recommend a process of education, which will provide each key person within your team with a fundamental and essential understanding of best practice. This will include but is not limited to:
BS 8577:2012 Framework for the provision of financial advice and planning services
- Management responsibility
- Objectives and policies
- Customer relationship management
- Control of documents and records
- Recruitment, training, development and ongoing competence
- Operational management
ISO 22222:2005 Personal financial planning – requirements for personal financial planners
- Financial planning
- Continual improvement
- Information security
- Client confidentiality
- Ethical behaviour
The training workshop is a one-day event, and we supply each attendee with a best practice workshop manual. Many clients have found this workshop an invaluable step in establishing an in-depth understanding of national and global standards of best practice, allowing you to move forward confidently through the whole programme.
Gap Analysis and Document Review
The Gap Analysis and Document Review involves a full appraisal of your processes, procedures and supporting documentation, to measure these against the requirements of the standards. Conducted by one of our independent assessors and performed through a combination of interviews and detailed document analysis, we will identify and establish whether your written policies, procedures and supporting documentation meet the requirements of the standards and will provide a full report of our findings, with a clear indication of any “gaps” identified. The Gap Analysis reports will provide key people in your business with a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses within your existing operational framework and your personal financial planning processes. Once completed, this process will furnish you with the necessary awareness of any changes or improvements needed to meet the requirements of the standards prior to assessment.