Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: RICP
Designation Full Title: Retirement Income Certifified Professional
Definition: An RICP® designee is trained to understand how to structure effective retirement income plans, how to mitigate risks to the plan, and how to create a sustainable stream of income to last throughout a client’s retirement years.

Issuing Organization: The American College
Is the designation still offered: Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Is the designation still supported: 
What are the prerequisites? 3 years professional experience
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? 3 courses equivalent of 9 semester credit hours
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? final close book, proctored course exam for each course
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? 15 hours continuing education every 2 years
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? Yes,
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? Yes, enforcement policies & procedures & instructions here:
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? None
Who is the accreditation through? The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Recommended for: Retirement planners, insurances sales people,
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? Yes
Length of Time For Completion: 9 credit hours