Top 5 Benefits of Earning the CRPS® Designation

Learn how you can become an expert in wholesale retirement plan administration and improve your career with the CRPS® designation.

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

CRPS® designees receive credit for an elective in our MS Degree in Personal Financial program. This allows you to save both time and money while pursuing multiple credentials.

Professionals surveyed with specialized financial designations such as the CRPS® designation reported a 20% earnings increase 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 create, implement, and  maintain retirement plans to benefit your clients while advancing your own financial career.


"I found the CRPS® program to be an excellent, comprehensive course that covered the basics of retirement planning and helped me increase my knowledge of concepts such as Defined Benefit Plans and 457 Plans. At my suggestion, this course will be mandatory for all associates at my firm who aspire to become Retirement Specialists."—Anne F.

*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 80 graduates who earned a specialized financial designation (ABFP®, ADPA®, APMA®, AWMA®, CMFC®, CRPS®, CSRIC®, FPQP®, LUTCF®, WMS) and answered this question.