How do you know if your Financial Advisor is a Broker or an Investment Advisor? Ask about credentials.
If the Advisor has a CFP® certification, you are on the right track.
CFP® practitioners must adhere to the Certified Financial Planning Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. This entails adherence to the highest principles and standards, which includes a Fiduciary Standard. In addition, CFP® practitioners must take 30 hours of continuing education courses every 2 years, including 2 hours of ethics continuing education.