How To Bullet Proof Your Practice – Eric Wachtel

How To Bullet Proof Your Practice – Eric Wachtel




CSF – 1 PDU in Compliance


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You’ve probably gathered from reading industry compliance bulletins, if not experienced personally, advisor compliance examinations are on the rise within the life insurance industry. Provincial regulators, law enforcement regulators and even insurance carriers, are all getting in on the action. This trend is expected to increase as 2017 progresses. Eric will focus on the nature of these audits and what you can do to be ready, ensuring you have the required compliance elements regulators and carriers want to see present in your practice, if you are chosen for audit.





As National Chief Compliance Officer, Eric is responsible for maintaining and strengthening IDC WIN’s compliance programs and initiatives. Eric has 20 years of experience in the life insurance industry and joined IDC Financial in 2001. Since that time he has worked steadily to build IDC’s compliance programs while maintaining a pro-business environment. This has established IDC Financial and now IDC WIN as a respected industry leader in compliance. Most recently IDC WIN achieved the top compliance score ranking in the Investment Executive’s ‘2015 Insurance Advisor’s Report Card’ survey, achieving an average overall rating by advisors of 9.7 out 10. Since joining IDC Financial, Eric has occupied the positions of Mutual Fund Branch Manager, Business Development Executive and Director of the IDC WIN Institute – a specialized training and education division of IDC WIN.


In order to recognize the value and the role of the financial advisor, this online training session by Eric Wachtel is offered for free to all the professionals involved in financial services. This includes the general public. However, you have to be a privileged member to obtain your 1 PDU.


You can accumulate a maximum of 5 PDUs on top of what is required for a qualifying period. This is only possible for the last three months (September 1st to November 30th of an odd year). These can be postponed to the following qualifying period or after the period of exemption.The advisor is responsible to transfer these excess PDUs in its secured file via the site of La Chambre de la sécurité financière at (No rerun are possible. No refund)

It is not possible to receive professional development units (PDUs) for the same training session followed during the same qualifying period. With the exception of the business break, any absence of the room during a training session will be recorded on the certificate of presence of the participant. Please take note of the rules of participation found in Article 4.1 of the Policy on Compulsory Professional Development Activities of La Chambre de la sécurité financière at No refund. Non-transferable.