A digital assets credentialing organization has launched a course to help advisors understand non-fungible tokens, the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals announced today.

The course is taught by Jacki Roach, chief non-fungible tokens specialist at MyCrypto Advisor, a consulting organization designed to help people understand and invest in cryptocurrency. The one-hour program is free to advisors who are enrolled in the council’s Certificate in Blockchain and Digital Assets certification program, the group said.

"We are committed to continuously providing advisors with the crypto content they need, so they can serve more clients and generate more AUM," Ric Edelman, the council’s founder, said in a statement. "NFTs are both popular and controversial, and our new course gives financial professionals the information they need to serve and protect their clients."

The course is designed to explain why non-fungible tokens are a hot topic in crypto this year; what non-fungible tokens are, how they work and how clients are investing in them; current and future uses of non-fungible tokens in business and society; and whether and how to include them in clients’ portfolios, the council said. The new course is part of the self-study curriculum that is part of the council’ certification process. Advisors can earn one continuing education credit by completing the new course and 13 CE credits for completing the 11 self-study modules available.

The new non-fungible tokens course is the third of seven new self-study classes being added this year to council’s Education Center. Classes already available cover crypto taxation and generating income via crypto staking, lending and borrowing.