I’ve compiled a list of 20 of the most common financial advisor designations and thrown them into a navigable mind map. Just click on a designation to see what it stands for. When you want to zoom back out, just click on some white-space around the objects (as far to the edges of the window as you can).
To use the map, first click on the “play” button to activate it. To make it easier to see, I recommend switching to the full screen mode which can be accessed under the “MORE” option on the bottom right.
If anyone has suggestions for other designations to add, just let me know and I’ll add them to the map. I plan on updating this with more detailed information in stages such as: brief study description, cost of program, and general description of the benefits of each designation.