NMG surveyed 140 IFAs between January and October and found that 66 per cent have taken positive action towards increasing their qualification.
Of those, 20 per cent have moved from saying they intend to start studying for RDR-level qualifications to saying they have now actually started.
NMG adds that 21 per cent have moved from not intending to study or not sure, to saying they have started studying or intend to start.
NMG director David Burns says: “The results from our surveys this year show that significant proportions of the IFA community are now beginning to take action in order to meet the requirements of the retail distribution review.
“Whilst there are still three full years ahead before the end of 2012 it is encouraging to see that many IFAs are already making positive steps towards being qualified at the required standards.”