Become an SMSF Specialist

Set yourself apart and demonstrate your expertise to clients and your peers

Become an Accredited SMSF Association Specialist and be independently recognised for your SMSF expertise and knowledge.

The industry benchmark, attaining an SMSF Association designation will set you apart and position you as an industry leader.

Benefits include:

  • Independent recognition of your SMSF expertise 
  • Industry leading designation (SSA® / SSAud®)
  • Grow your profile with Association branding and listing on ‘Find A Specialist’ page
  • Enhance your current SMSF skills and knowledge
  • Specialist only CPD and up to 16 CPD hours per year
  • Potential for one subject credit towards Financial Adviser licensing requirements
  • 1 subject credit towards Graduate Certificate in SMSFs through Kaplan. Subject credit approved by FASEA

The Association offers two different accreditation programs with flexible pathways for completion:

  • SMSF Specialist Advisor – for Accountants and Financial Planners
  • SMSF Specialist Auditor – for Auditors

To register for an SMSF Association accreditation program, you are required to be a current Associate Member.

Pathway to

SMSF Specialist Advisor Program

Be recognised for your SMSF expertise by achieving the highly coveted SSA® designation.

SMSF Specialist Auditor Program

Be recognised for your SMSF audit expertise by achieving the highly coveted SSAud® designation.

Master of Financial Planning

Take your SMSF knowledge to the highest level with the Specialist SMSF Advisor (SSA®) elective.

Become an Associate Member

You must be an Associate Member in order to enrol in an SMSF Specialist program.