Become Fluent in “Family Enterprise”

Family enterprises generate almost half of Canada’s private sector GDP and almost seven million jobs, so there is a critical need for expert advisors who understand the uniqueness of family business. Through the FEA Program, we set the standard of education for professional advisors and prepare you for attaining the FEA designation, the pinnacle of expertise in family enterprise advising.

FEA Program

Augment your technical skills, broaden your perspective on the issues business families face and forge deeper relationships with your family enterprise clients.

How to Become a Designated FEA


Hold a degree or professional designation or equivalent


Apply and pass the FEA written and oral exams

We are extremely proud of our newly certified FEAs. They put in the hard work and with the valuable knowledge and insights gained from the FEA program, they can better serve their business family clients. We congratulate these dedicated professionals who join the ranks of over 500 FEAs in Canada who have achieved this high standard in family enterprise advising.

Claire Lynch, National Director, Advisor Programs

The technical advice is not enough.

Bill Brushett, FCPA, FCA, FEA,
President & CEO,
Family Enterprise Canada

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