The College for Financial Planning has introduced an Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA) designation program.

The Greenwood, Village, Colo., college says it has designed the ADPA program to meet the needs of financial advisors, accountants and lawyers who serve couples that might be considered to be unmarried under state law, federal law or both.

The designation could be of interest to advisors who serve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples as well as unmarried heterosexual couples, the college says.

To qualify for the program, a student must have a law degree or a financial planning designation, such as the Chartered Financial Consultant designation.