ABA Certificate in Trust Administration

Course Number: ABA

Course Code: ABA

Explore the requirements to create a trust, common types of personal trusts, account acceptance and termination considerations, and factors to consider in making discretionary distributions. Learn about the scope of a trustee’s duty of authority, typical trust guidance and common discretionary standards to make sound discretionary decisions. Discover preliminary matters relating to guardian administration, including responsibilities in estate asset inventory and asset management, closing a guardianship/conservatorship and how a special needs trust can protect current or anticipated family funds without jeopardizing government benefits.

Required Courses

You must complete the following courses: 

  • Trust Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Trust Administration
  • Duties and Powers of the Trustee
  • Types of Trusts
  • Discretionary Distributions
  • Account Acceptance and Termination
  • Estate and Probate Administration
  • Special Needs Trusts

The estimated time to complete these 8 courses is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.


Prerequisites: None

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Member Price: $895.00
Non-Member Price: $1195.00
Textbook Charge: $0.00

Credits: ABA Professional Certifications: 7.00 CTFA, 2.75 CSOP, 1.50 CCTS, 0.75 CRSP

Length: Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes

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