NCAG, Inc. is currently taking applications from financial planners and academic advisors for membership. This FAQ is designed to provide answers to many of the questions we have received about the NCAG and what being a NCAG members means and entails.
How does the NCAG provide education?
The NCAG hosts a twice monthly online live seminar on different topics relevant to the college financial and admissions industry. These are sessions where a subject matter expert does a presentation on a specific topic and then takes questions from the audience. All NCAG members need is to have a computer connected to the internet and then download the gotomeeting application to participate. In addition the NCAG has over 70 articles published by its members on subjects from 401-K to FAFSA to What is it Like Playing College Athletics.
What is the NCAG certification?
The NCAG certification is the Certified College Advisor (CCA) certification which is awarded upon the successful completion of the CCA Test. The test is based and three books and seven webinars mentioned on the CCA page of this website.
Why would I want to become a Certified College Advisor (CCA)?
You may not! As an organization the NCAG desired to create a designation providing proof of raising a professional's standards to a documented level of base line knowledge. The CCA designation is that standard which once again is consistent with the NCAG's mission statement of promoting an educational growth environment for members
What is the value of the webinars system offered by the NCAG?
NCAG was the first to offer a webinar system for training, continuing education and a knowledge platform that can be counted on to be current and accurate. There are many sources for webinars now which is fantastic. NCAG's mission statement is to increase the knowledge base of a college bound student/family and college planners who provide the professional service as college advisors.. We are happy to have partners in the increase of that knowledge base.