The RICP® is a professional designation for financial advisors. Having the RICP® designation means the advisor has a specialized education in retirement income, and is committed to professional and ethical best practices.
Typically, financial advisors are trained to help clients accumulate wealth. But what happens in retirement? Clients need to ensure that the wealth they’ve spent decades building will last through retirement, and maybe even beyond. The RICP® is a mark of certification that acknowledges that your advisor has the knowledge to help you enjoy a secure and sustainable retirement.
If you are already retired, preparing to retire, or plan to retire in the future, you need to select a well-trained, educated, and qualified financial professional to help develop a retirement income plan that will meet your needs. When you find an RICP®, you know that he or she has the specific education and knowledge that can help you think through all the complexities of making your resources last throughout retirement.
The mark of RICP® is the property of The American College of Financial Services and may be used by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for this designation. The College can disallow use of the RICP® if advisors do not adhere to the program’s ethical standards, continuing education, and other requirements. *Based on 2016 data from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics and The American College of Financial Services.