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Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE)
Qualification and Training Requirements
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent with two years relevant professional experience (within the past five years) or high school diploma or equivalent with five years relevant professional experience (within the past seven years)
  • Passing a background check
Designation Training Requirements


Designation Exam Type

Certification exam (200-question, multiple choice, proctored)

Continuing Education Requirements

15 hours per year, including at least two hours of ethics every two years

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource

Online at Find a CRC Professional

Investor Complaint Process

Online at File a Complaint

Published List of Disciplined Designees