Press release

Fi360 Adds New Certificate Training Course for 403(b) and 457(b) Plans

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the nation’s leading provider of fiduciary-related education and
technology, has introduced a new certificate training course for
public-sector retirement plans, enabling advisors, plan sponsors and
other key constituents in the 403(b) and 457(b) space to use fiduciary
principles and practices to create better outcomes for participants. The
Essentials of Public Education, Nonprofit and Government Retirement
Plans training course is available now and highlights best practices for
managing and providing advisory services to 403(b) and 457(b) plans.

Fi360’s program was developed with input from major market participants,
including investment providers, advisory firms, third-party
administrators and major industry influencers. It takes a comprehensive
look at these plans by focusing on six key learning objectives:

  1. Summarize key aspects of 403(b), 457(b) and 401(k) plans
  2. Identify associated laws, oversight entities and potential
    market-segment opportunities
  3. Improve understanding of plan administrative and operational details
  4. Examine key stakeholder roles and responsibilities in managing 403(b)
    and 457(b) plans
  5. Enhance understanding of governance and fiduciary oversight practices
  6. Increase understanding of plan fees and expenses

Michael Muirhead, Fi360’s Senior Vice President of Practice Management,
says the firm decided to offer this type of training to address a
growing trend among retirement advisors. “AIF® designees and advisors
working in the corporate 401(k) space are seeking to grow their
businesses and they view 403(b) and 457(b) plans as an area where they
may be able to leverage the Prudent Practices® and their unique
fiduciary skills to accelerate their growth,” he says.

The Essentials of Public Education, Nonprofit and Government Retirement
Plans training course is not just for advisors. Fi360 is encouraging
participation by plan stakeholders, including: board members, trustees,
commissioners, human resources professionals and administrative staff.

“The training course fits Fi360’s world view of enabling advisors and
their clients to use fiduciary principles and practices to create better
business outcomes and reduce overall risk,” notes Fi360 CEO Bill
Mueller. “403(b) and 457(b) plans have some key differences from 401(k)
plans. Those looking to operate within the nonprofit and public-sector
retirement space are seeking guidance related to the unique plan
features, investment requirements and technology to drive their ultimate

The training course debuted at Fi360’s annual conference in Nashville,
Tenn., in early April. Starting this month, this same course will be
offered nationwide through an online self-paced course as well as via
private training classes. Successful completion of the course and online
assessment will result in a certificate plus CE credit for the AIF, CFP®
and PPC® designations.

For more information on this course and Fi360’s other offerings for
fiduciary-minded advisors and financial professionals, please visit
or contact 1-866-390-5080.


Fi360, a fiduciary education, training and technology company, helps
financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably
gather, grow and protect investors’ assets. Since 1999, the firm has
provided financial professionals with the tools necessary to act as a
fiduciary in their work with investors. Headquartered in Pittsburgh,
Pa., Fi360 is the home of the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®)
designation, the Fiduciary Focus Toolkit™ and the Fi360 Fiduciary
Score®. Fi360 is also the parent company of CEFEX. Learn more at,
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