From Kevin Seibert
Managing Director, InFRE
The environment in which we work has changed so much over the past several months. It is during trying times like now that your clients and plan participants will see the true value of working with a retirement professional that is committed to helping them navigate an even more uncertain investment and retirement planning environment.
I’m glad that many of you who I have had the opportunity to speak with recently have decided to use some of your free time while working from home to focus on professional development goals via the CRC program. Due to Covid-19 we had an interruption in our April CRC examination schedule due to Prometric testing center closures. To accommodate the resulting subsequent high demand for exam scheduling we extended the July testing window by one week. We will continue to monitor the dynamic test center closure situation and adjust as needed during future testing windows. The priority will be to always ensure Candidates have a safe environment in which to sit for their exam.
As I have indicated in past updates, InFRE relies heavily on volunteer groups to ensure our CRC program is up-to-date and relevant and to help us meet ongoing accreditation requirements. During this fall we will be forming a committee to help write new items/exam questions to be used in future CRC Exams. After participating in a virtual item writing workshop, committee members will be asked to write between 5 and 10 pilot exam questions. One-half hour of CRC continuing education credit will be awarded for each question submitted.
If you are interested in helping us write exam questions for future CRC exams, please submit a volunteer application and check “CRC Item Writing Committee” in the Volunteer Opportunities section.
Thank you for all you do to enhance the retirement readiness of those whom you serve.