September 23, 2009
Written by: Jessica BehnhamThe National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) officially accredited the Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) certification, which was developed with Texas Tech University’s Center for Financial Responsibility. The CRC was established by the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE) in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing the retirement preparedness of the American worker. The certification now meets the standards required by many states and financial services compliance departments regarding use of senior designations. “As the leader in retirement education for professionals, InFRE is keenly aware of our responsibility in maintaining a role that promotes competency in regard to the retirement planning profession,” said Kevin Seibert, managing director at InFRE. “We knew accreditation of the CRC® program was a vital building block to offering an industry-wide and consumer-accepted retirement certification.” InFRE designed the CRC® certification to help retirement professionals understand increasingly complex issues and retirement risks facing retirees, as well as help pre-retirees saving through individual, private employer and government employer retirement plans become more retirement ready. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Bill Gustafson, associate professor, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3031, or firstname.lastname@example.org.