There are lots of designations out there that one could get. All of them I’m sure would be of some benefit like the CLU or ChFC.
The problem I find with them is that they are all book designations. What I mean is, sure it looks good on paper, but the difficult part is applying it to the real world. I’ve been doing this for 30 years and love life insurance and annuities as a tool to solve peoples’ problems. Remember they are just tools and what the focus should be is helping people.
With all that said my suggestion is read, read more and read some more. You should become an Ed Slott Master Elite Advisor. The depth of knowledge will be invaluable. Become a certified advisor of the Nelson Nash Institute (the true founder of the Be Your Own Banker concept). You’ll learn more about life insurance and it’s applications than you ever knew possible.