The Certified Professional Retirement Coach Designation is a mark of excellence!  It provides the most ground breaking and innovating course work, coupled with time-tested and proven methods for helping people make a successful transition from work-life to home life.

We believe that retirement is not only one of the most sought after and highly regarded phases of life, but also one of the least understood. Therefore, our goal is to challenge the status quo of traditional retirement planning by eliminating old and outdated beliefs and practices through innovative training, tools, and resources that move the non-financial aspects of retirement into the forefront of the planning process.

Over the last decade, our President Robert Laura has been breaking down retirement planning walls and pushing boundaries in his books, guides, presentations, and nationally syndicated columns at and Financial Advisor Magazine.

By comparison and volume, no one has waded through the mental, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of retirement like he has and the proof is in the course content.

As a retirement activist, he has developed a powerful message with a simple goal: to help people create a no-regrets retirement plan. He is the founder of and authored a number of books and guides to help individuals succeed in their next chapter of life.

He has also garnered a unique look at wealth and retirement by working intimately with his own clients and interviewing numerous public figures, including Pastor Rick Warren, Deion Sanders, John Salley, gymnast Shannon Miller, golfer Annika Sorenstam, singer Amy Grant, stars of HGTV’s The Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, Pawn Star personality Rick Harrison, and impersonator Rich Little.

Additionally, he has appeared on national TV and is frequently quoted in major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch, USA Today, CNN, Smart Money, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, The Detroit News,,, Investment Advisor, and


The Certified Professional Retirement Coach Designation was established in 2004 by the Inspired Business Institute and was acquired by Robert Laura and the Retirement Project LLC in 2016. Since the acquisition, the program went through an extensive upgrade including the additional of a new learning management system used by over 7,000 universities and other organizations.

Additionally, the course book was revamped in 2017 with the helping of industry experts, Dorian Mintzer PhD and Gillian Leithman PhD to include the latest topics, social science, and research.

Today, the CPRC designation is an industry leader focused on helping clients plan for a comprehensive retirement that includes the five key areas of retirement:

  • Spiritual
  • Mental
  • Social
  • Physical
  • Financial

To become a part of our exclusive circle of Certified Retirement Coaches, click here to begin the first module for free.