September 17, 2009
Combine the current economic crisis with the fact that there are 78 million Boomers getting ready to retire over the next 18 years, and the result is a whole new world for retirement planning professionals.
The newly accredited Certified Retirement Counselor(R) (CRC(R)) certification developed by the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE) is an effective way advisors can hone their skills and communicate their expertise to potential clients.
The CRC was established by InFRE in 1999 and developed with the Center for Financial Responsibility at Texas Tech University. John Salter, Ph.D., CFP(R), AIFA(R), Director, Division of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University states, "As one of the leading financial planning university programs in the country, we encourage students to earn the CRC because it provides in-depth and focused content in all aspects of retirement." The CRC is also endorsed by both NAGDCA and NPEA. To date, over 2,000 professionals have met the CRC certification eligibility and testing requirements.