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Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization
Issuing Organization The American College of Financial Services
Qualification and Training Requirements

Candidates must have:

  • three years of relevant professional experience; and
  • a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Designation Training Requirements

Three online, self-study courses

Designation Exam Type

Closed-book, proctored final course exams

Continuing Education Requirements

30 hours every two years, including one hour of ethics CE

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource

Online at

Investor Complaint Process

Online at Complaints Against Advisors

Published List of Disciplined Designees