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You can earn both the CIS I and CIS II designations in less than 12 months with FastTrack.

Step 1 - Register for IRA University and the Certified IRA Specialist I (CIS I) exam.

Step 2 - Register for Ascend and the CIS II exam. Using a special coupon code, save $374 on your Ascend registration (coupon code provided in your IRA University registration confirmation email)

Step 3 - Participate in the IRA University six-week blended course and pass the exam to receive your CIS I certification.

Step 4 - Attend Ascend and pass the exam to earn your CIS II certification.