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For Recognition as a True Retirement Planning Professional,
Become a Certified Retirement Counselor® Certificant

The International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education foundation devoted to raising the retirement readiness of the American worker.  Since 1997, we have accomplished our mission by operating as a highly respected independent and objective educational resource for retirement planning focused professionals.

As an independently accredited program, the CRC® was created to fulfill the need for a retirement specific certification program that demonstrates a mastery of subject matter, a commitment to the retirement planning profession, adherence to a code of ethics and continuing education. Becoming a CRC® will tangibly convey that you have the knowledge and skills needed to provide the guidance your clients and plan participants are looking for. Now more than ever, it is a significant differentiator to have the real and perceived knowledge that comes with CRC® certification.

Read What CRC®s Have to Say About the Program
“The breadth and depth of knowledge I gained through the CRC® program has helped me become a better advisor for my clients’ retirement planning issues.”
“The CRC® helps improve my credibility when talking about retirement related topics.”
“The CRC® certification has enabled me to articulate my specialization in retirement income planning.”

“The knowledge gained during the CRC® Certification process has helped me develop into a well-rounded retirement counselor.”

5 Reasons to Become a CRC®

Independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

Developed by professionals for professionals and is continually kept up-to-date and relevant

Demonstrates a mastery of both retirement accumulation and distribution planning concepts

Tangibly conveys your commitment to the retirement planning profession

Requires Certificants to adhere to a Code of Ethics.

Review the Four Steps to Becoming a CRC®

To earn the CRC® certification and the right to use the marks, Candidates are required to pass a comprehensive 200 question, multiple-choice exam and have two years of experience with a college degree (five years of experience required with a high school diploma or equivalent). Optional print and online exam preparation resources are available to help Candidates prepare for the exam. Register online or by faxing or mailing your Registration Form.  If you have any questions about the CRC® program or would like to register by phone, call 847-756-7350 ext. 134.

Become a CRC®!

If you have any questions about the CRC® program or would like to register by phone,
call 847-756-7350 ext. 134.