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RICP® Retirement Income Certified Professional®
The mark of expertise in retirement income planning.

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.

Why is the RICP® different?

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 confident and sustainable retirement.

Why select an RICP®?

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 address 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.

An RICP® is trained to help mitigate the major risks clients face in retirement.

Benefits of working with an RICP ®

  • Build a comprehensive retirement income plan that addresses income needs and other financial goals
  • Choose your optimal retirement age
  • Plan for the risks faced in retirement like the uncertainties of life expectancy, inflation, health status, and investment climate
  • Make claiming decisions that maximize Social Security benefits
  • Obtain health insurance coverage to supplement Medicare or provide coverage prior to Medicare eligibility
  • Prepare for late-life needs including long-term care, and other needs due to physical and mental decline
  • Consider ways to improve a plan through taking advantage of tax savings plans and other tax considerations