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Top 5 Benefits of Earning the CRPC® Designation

Learn how you can become a retirement planning expert and improve your career with the CRPC® designation from the College for Financial Planning®—A Kaplan Company.

The CRPC® designation is recognized as the industry-benchmark for retirement planning credentials and is endorsed by the top financial firms.

CRPC® designees receive credit for the completion of FP515 in our CFP® certification education program or receive credit for an elective in our MS Degree in Personal Financial Planning. This allows you to save both time and money while pursuing multiple credentials.

CRPC® professionals reported a 19% earnings increase after earning their most recent professional designation.*

82% of CRPC® professionals reported an increase in their client base after earning their most recent professional designation.**

For CFP® professionals who must complete continuing education requirements as part of certification renewal, program completion fulfills 28 hours of continuing education.

If you currently hold a professional designation from the College, completion of a new professional designation program fulfills 16 hours of continuing education as part of the renewal of your current designation. 

Learn to better serve your clients' pre- and post- retirement needs while advancing your own financial career.


"The CRPC® designation marks me as a specialist rather than a general practitioner. It has been consistently proven that specialists have an easier time marketing their services and get higher quality referrals from existing clients."—Lev R.

*This is one of the findings of a quantitative survey conducted by the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company between August 31 and November 18, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 798 2021 graduates of the College for Financial Planning was interviewed online in English. 86% of respondents are practicing financial services professionals and 72% have been working in the financial planning industry for 5+ years. The sample includes 86 graduates who earned the CRPC® designation and answered this question.

**This is one of the findings of a quantitative survey conducted by the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company between August 31 and November 18, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 798 2021 graduates of the College for Financial Planning was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 114 graduates who earned the CRPC® designation and answered this question.