Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Designation
Become a certified Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA)
Family businesses are highly complex, demanding an exceptional level of fluency in the art and science of family enterprise advising.
The FEA designation is the global benchmark in family business advising. Designed for professional advisors with significant technical knowledge, taking the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program will enhance your ability to serve your family enterprise clients.
In the crowded field of family enterprise advising, there is one sure way to stand out: the FEA Designation.
Having those three letters after my name is an additional boost, I think, reputationally.
Lawyer, Miller Thomson LLP
Put the FEA Designation to Work for You
Proven in the Real World
The FEA Program represents the culmination of years of research and curriculum design and is a proven means for professionals to establish themselves as the most trusted advisor to their family enterprise clients.
For Advisors Across Many Disciplines
Designed as executive education for professional advisors working with enterprising families, the FEA Program attracts accountants, lawyers, bankers, insurance and wealth advisors, as well as professional coaches and family therapists. It is also a great fit for those working in a family office.
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Using a multi-disciplinary approach, advisors learn to integrate their own discipline with those of other professionals to provide collaborative and complementary advice to their business family clients.
The FEA Program is presented in collaboration with our educational partners, Alberta School of Business, Ivey Business School, and Sauder School of Business.
An Opportunity to Grow your Network
Participating in the FEA Program, including FEA Forum, helps advisors expand their professional network. By joining an active community of designated FEAs, you can connect with other experts to better meet the needs of your family enterprise clients.
As an FEA, I can now speak to both the technical aspects of estate planning and ask probing questions that make clients think deeper about the decisions they are making and the lasting impact they will have on the family as a system.