January, 2018 InFRE Update: True Retirement Professionals
The International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE) created the Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification in 1997 to raise the retirement readiness of the American worker by advancing recognition among financial professionals of the importance of earning a retirement-specific certification.
To meet the requirements of today’s fiduciary environment, we believe it is critical to have an accredited professional credential that signifies achievement of a level of competence and ethical commitment associated with being a retirement professional.
Of over 160 financial designations listed on FINRA’s website, the CRC® is one of only eight retirement and financial planning-related certifications independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute. In the future, accredited credentials will be favored as advisors are increasingly expected to abide by a duty of loyalty and a duty of care when serving their clients.
InFRE helps CRC® Registrants prepare for being true retirement professionals capable of guiding clients and plan members in making informed decisions. We help CRC® Certificants stay up-to-date with the latest thinking regarding retirement readiness, risk management and retirement income through this Retirement InSight online newsletter and our monthly professional development webinar partnership with the Int’l Retirement Resource Center.
The Int’l Retirement Resource Center provides retirement-specific training and education programs by leading experts so advisors and middle-income consumers make decisions that fortify their retirement security and peace of mind. They have built relationships with the retirement industry’s leading speakers, authors, trainers and professional development experts over almost thirty years in the financial industry. We are pleased to offer you a terrific selection of retirement-specific professional development online courses to help you meet your CRC® continuing education requirements. New courses are added monthly.
Society rewards professionals for their special expertise. True retirement professionals earn respect and are held in high regard because of the commitment they have made to advance their education and to be held to high ethical standards. Thank you for your commitment to be a true retirement professional by earning the Certified Retirement Counselor® certification!
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