If you want to pursue certification in any of the areas of elder issues facing your clients, there are a number of places to go for further information. We list some of them below.

www.ltc-cltc.com/index.html The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification site provides information on classes available to become certified in the area of long-term care. Created by an attorney, this third-party professional designation offers coursework on everything from home care to assisted living and nursing homes, social services, taxes and law issues, and what kinds of help are available to pay for the LTC needs of clients.

www.nelf.org/yourlawy.htm The site of the National Elder Law Foundation provides information on becoming a certified elder law attorney, and on how to find a certified elder law attorney.

www.fp.edu The College for Financial Planning offers the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, and Certification in Long Term Care programs.

www.amercoll.edu The American College offers classes on various aspects of estate planning and long-term care insurance.

www.naepc.org The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils offers certifications for experience and coursework done in the area of estate planning.

www.icfs.com The Institute of Business and Finance offers a board-certified designation in estate planning.

www.society-csa.com The Society of Certified Senior Advisors provides education and training in a variety of senior issues for professionals working with seniors.

www.centerforseniorstudies.com The Center for Senior Studies offers Certified Senior Specialist and Long Term Care Insurance Strategist designations.

www.asaging.org/networks/bfa/networker-088.html The Business and Aging Network offers links to several certification organizations and programs.