For Immediate Release
Franchise Sales Compliance Training and Certification
Now Available for Franchise Brokers
Industry Association Offering Compliance Program for Franchise Brokers,
Consultants and Sales Professionals
Orlando, Fla. – February 13, 2012 – The Franchise Brokers Association (FBA), an Orlando-based
membership association for franchise brokers, franchise companies and franchise industry
vendors, announced it is offering a Franchise Sales Compliance Training and Certification course. This is the first certification of sales compliance that is offered to franchise brokers, consultants and franchise sales professionals.
The course is taught by prominent franchise legal advisor, Eric R. Riess of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale. Students learn state registration laws, disclosure regulations, and how to properly relay information to the prospective franchisee, such as financial and earnings information. The course is administered to educate the sales professionals on FTC rules and regulations, and how to remain compliant.
“The purpose of the Sales Compliance course and certification is to provide a standardized training program,” said FBA Executive Director, Sabrina Wall. “We want to provide franchise sales professionals with all of the information they need to protect themselves, the franchise concepts and their clients throughout the award process. We offered this to the members of FBA in 2011 and it was very well received, that made us realize how much this program was needed industry-wide.”
The certification is available for any franchise broker, franchise consultant or franchise sales professional, and is earned once the course is attended and an examination on course materials is completed and passed. The Franchise Sales Compliance Certification is awarded by the Franchise Brokers Association and is a third party, independent verification of a sales person’s compliance education and training.
About Franchise Brokers Association™
Franchise Brokers Association is an Orlando, Fla. based trade organization. The FBA supports all
members of the franchise community, franchise brokers, consultants, franchise companies and service providers, and can facilitate all steps in the franchise process, from franchise development to unit sale. The FBA's purpose is to provide support for its members and improve the industry standards for franchise investment, development and sales.