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National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

The Boston Estate Planning Council is a member of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). NAEPC is a national organization of professional estate planners and affiliated estate planning councils focused on establishing and monitoring the highest professional and educational standards. NAEPC fosters public awareness of the quality services rendered by professionals who meet these standards. NAEPC builds a team approach involving cross-professional disciplines to better serve the public’s need in estate planning.

NAEPC Member Benefits

The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) provides numerous resources to its membership of designees, affiliated local estate planning councils, and members of affiliated local estate planning councils. To learn more click here.

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

As a member of NAEPC one of your benefits includes access to the NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning that updates regularly to provide you with important information regarding the ever changing world of Estate & Tax Planning. To learn more click here.

NAEPC Designation Programs

A primary goal of the NAEPC is to encourage specialization programs to increase recognition and acceptance of estate planning as a specialty. NAEPC has two separate and distinct specialization programs.

Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) is available to individuals in all NAEPC-recognized disciplines. The designation is for individuals who have met the requisite requirements, including estate planning experience and recommendations by colleagues, and currently requires completion of certain graduate estate planning courses. All individuals obtaining the AEP® designation demonstrate commitment to the team approach in planning.

To find out more about the AEP® designation program click here.

The Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) program is available to attorneys practicing in the estate planning arena. To learn more about the Law Specialist Program click here.

NAEPC Calendar of Events

Among many of the benefits included with your membership in NAEPC, you also have access to a wide variety of webinars, accredited classes and other events like the NAEPC Annual Conference. Click here to take a look at the NAEPC Calendar of Events. is brought to you by The NAEPC Education Foundation, working in partnership with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and its 250+ affiliated estate planning councils. It is provided as a resource to help consumers understand estate planning and why it is so important.

We hope you will take some time to review the information found within the various areas of this special website to gain an understanding of your current position, identify your personal goals and needs, and then prepare for and plan a visit with your qualified team of advisors. Estate and financial planning is a process that should be revisited regularly to ensure that your wishes are being fulfilled.