Cannon Financial Institute, located in Athens, Ga., has introduced three new certification programs, according to a news release.

The institute’s latest programs are its Certified Retirement Plan Professionals (CRPP); Certified Corporate Trust Professionals (CCTP); and Certified Trust Operations Professionals (CTOP).

Duane E. Lee, II and Lawrence T. Divers are the instructors for the new Cannon certification programs, which are designed to help financial professionals gain competencies and to advance their careers in the areas of retirement, corporate trust, and trust operations.

“With the launch of these new certifications, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing financial professionals with comprehensive training courses and a community of support," said Phil Buchanan, Cannon executive chairman of the board.

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Founded in 1961, Cannon is a global consulting and professional development company to the financial services industry.