The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) has created a new designation that focuses completely on retirement planning. The Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation and it’s offered by The American College and you can get it online through videos and recorded interviews with top retirement specialists. The course also includes support materials and a study guide.
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The designation requires three courses, only the first of which is currently available. Its title is Retirement Income Process, Strategies, and Solutions. Course Two is titled Sources of Retirement Income and Course Three is titled Managing Retirement Income Plans.
The Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) launched its Retirement Income Analyst designation last May. The designation is given after completion of three courses
that can either be taken online or in person at three universities located across the country.
One of the RIIA-approved programs begins September 4 and is offered at Boston University. It’s also offered online during the fall, spring, and summer. Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX offers a five-week course during the spring and fall.
You can find out more about the courses for all three programs here
at the RIIA website.