by John Darer CLU ChFC MSSC RSP CLTC
Holders of the the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant ("CSSC" ) professional designation should be mindful about how the designation is used in their marketing materials and on their websites to avoid running afoul of state insurance and federal "truth in advertising" laws.
A review of some structured settlement consultant websites reveals that a number of CSSCs imply, in the way they advertise, that such designation is conferred by University of Notre Dame (sometimes improperly referred to as Notre Dame University) or, imply that the individual matriculated at the University. This is simply not true.
- "With Certification as a Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) from the University of Notre Dame and professional licensing in all 50 states, ____'s accreditation and expertise are virtually unparalleled".
- "University of Notre Dame (Certified Structured Settlement Consultant - CSSC)"
- "In 2004, the University of Notre Dame awarded him the designation of Certified Structured Settlements Consultant"
- He received the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) designation from Notre Dame University in ______. ______received a bachelor of science degree from _________University in ____.
I am proud to be one of the 400 or so CSSCs worldwide. The designation is a professional designation awarded by the National Structured Settlement Trade Association ("NSSTA") in conjunction with the Executive program at University of Notre Dame. The association with University of Notre Dame and the participation of its faculty in delivering the curriculum has been a valuable resource to NSSTA and its members for over 13 years.
Click Download cssc2007overview1.pdf for the official NSSTA release on the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant professional designation.
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