Financial Abuse Specialist

Specialist help for those in need…

Standards International is delighted to announce in conjunction with Amanda Cassar, the global ambassador for financial abuse, a new certification course designed for individual financial professionals to achieve the unique designation of Financial Abuse Specialist™.


Sadly, financial abuse is becoming increasingly more visible on a global scale. It can occur irrespective of socio-economic category, level of education, race, sex or ethnicity.


This course is designed to educate around the topic of financial abuse via subject reading, links to additional resource materials and a series of powerful video case studies. There is a final assessment process that needs to be completed in order for certification to be formally awarded.


For every course sign-up a donation will be made to Global Citizen, who are working to increase education and eradicate poverty worldwide in line with the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.


The details…


• Tell me more about the course, learning benefits and costs…

Access to the course materials and completion of the final assessment process costs £697+VAT in the UK and the equivalent to £697 globally.

The course provides 8 hours of CPD training, formally accredited by the AFA (Association of Financial Advisers) in Australia.

Certification is renewable on the anniversary of the initial assessment at a reduced fee of £375+VAT in the UK and the equivalent of £375 globally. Certification then becomes renewable every 2 years thereafter at the £375 (+VAT in the UK) fee.


• What does the course cover?

The course provides an understanding of the topic and skills needed to handle a case of suspected financial abuse, together with recommended next steps and courses of action.


• Is the course self-guided and how long does the course take to complete?

The course is designed to be completed online from anywhere in the world and we would recommend allocating the equivalent of one day for intensive learning. Participants can mark each section complete in their own time and the course contains a wealth of additional resources and onward links to further content.


• How is the course assessed?

The final assessment process is designed to enable you to demonstrate the application of your knowledge. This is achieved via a three-stage submittal of supplementary evidence, including a case study, document suite and video testimonial. A final assessment workbook is included within the course to explain the process in more detail.


• Is certification renewable?

Yes, certification is valid for an initial period of one year, after which you can apply to undergo a renewal process. If successful, renewal will take place every two years thereafter.


Be the change…


Every day there are people suffering from financial abuse, often with very little knowledge of where to go for much-needed support. By undertaking the Financial Abuse Specialist™ certification course you will be helping to make a difference and be the light at the end of someone’s very dark tunnel.



If you’d like to become a certified Financial Abuse Specialist™ please click below to apply.



“Having a client’s best interests at heart moves us to want to assist those in a difficult financial predicament in the best way we know how.”

– Amanda Cassar, Director of Wealth Planning Partners and co-creator of the Financial Abuse Specialist™ certification course

Watch Amanda's interview with Michelle Hoskin