Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Designation

Become a designated Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA)

Family businesses are highly complex, demanding an exceptional level of fluency in the art and science of family enterprise advising. In the crowded field of professional advisors, there is one sure path to standing out, and to serving families with skill and knowledge: the FEA Designation.

It is the global gold-standard in family business advising.

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Having those three letters after my name is an additional boost, I think, reputationally.

Elena Hoffstein
Lawyer, Miller Thomson LLP

Put the FEA Designation to Work for You

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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.

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University Backed

The program is offered in three cities in partnership with our university partners, Alberta School of Business, Ivey Business School, and Sauder School of Business.

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Works for Advisors Across Disciplines

Designed to help professional advisors working with enterprising families including accountants, lawyers, bankers, insurance and wealth advisors, as well as professional coaches and family therapists.

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Multi-Disciplinary Approach

The FEA Program uses a multi-disciplinary approach where advisors will learn to integrate their own discipline with those of other professionals to provide collaborative and complementary advice to business family clients.

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Grow Your Network

Participation in the FEA Program helps advisors expand their professional networks. By joining an active community of FEA designates, you can better serve your family enterprise clients.

Widening the definition of the client outside of the founder, expanding the client’s understanding of the entire family enterprise and implementing best practices in family meetings are tools that I can implement on a daily basis to enhance value for my clients.

Lauren Poitras, CPA, CA, FEA, Scotia Wealth Management

Contact Us


1.866.849.0099 x225
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    →  Fall 2022 (Virtual) Starts September 8th

    This is the last program of the year, so apply before seats are filled!

    Last chance to get your FEA Designation this year!

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