How is this program different from other certifications?
There is no comparison! Our program is an actual designation: Certified Professional Retirement Coach (CPRC) which is recognized by government and other organizations like FINRA, SHRM, and ICF… plus it can easily be put on business cards, emails, and other marketing material. Our program is regularly updated and contains the latest social science and research, while some other programs haven’t been updated in decades. We also have the industries best online tools and don’t charge you to use them every time. We also teach coaching in both written form and with live practice coaching each month that also includes sales and marketing training. Let’s face it, anyone can train or certify you, but if they don’t help you launch your business or connect you to a community of like-minded people, what good is it? Our founder also runs the Retirement Coaches Association, so you get access to the best and brightest coaches around the globe.Click here to start the first module for free.
How much is tuition?
Tuition includes our comprehensive training program, a pdf copy of the course book, immediate access to our online learning management system, live practice coaching sessions, office hours, jump start marketing program, and access to our online forms, workbook, and affiliate program. Total cost is $1,795 but we offer occasional discounts for coaches who complete our entire first module and achieve a passing grade on the quiz. Click here to start the first module for free.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes. We offer a three-consecutive month, payment plan that include a $7 per payment finance and handling charge. Click here to email us and request a payment plan.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
Yes. Our first module is free, because we want you to be able to check out the program with no obligation. Once you do enroll, we provide a 30 day or two module guarantee, meaning you can request a full refund within the first 30-days after payment, provided you have not started the third module.
Are there any ongoing costs or other fees associated with the designation?
Yes. There is an annual fee of $65 to maintain access to our forms, registration system, record-keeping, and to participate in any of our practice coaching sessions or sales and marketing training.
Are there any Continuing Education Credits required to maintain the designation?
Yes. Retirement coaches must be committed to acquiring ongoing knowledge, take steps to keep their skills sharp, and aware of retirement trends. Furthermore, continuing education offers a level of credibility that consumers find confidence in and that accrediting organizations value. 18 CE credits are required every two years and can be acquired through online training, attendance at Retirement Coaches Association Conferences, and may be eligible through our training and programs.
Will my organization accept this training for CE credits if they are not listed on the CE approved page?
Ideally. While each organization has its own requirements, we feel the depth and breadth of the content covered in the program hits upon key learning topics and objectives for a variety of professionals and credentials. While the sheer cost and level of record keeping involved means we can’t align with each and every organization out there, please contact us personally if you would like us to help you request approval from an organization before enrolling.
Can I file a complaint against a coach?
Yes. Consumers can click here to file a complaint against a coach. Once we receive the complaint, we will review it and acknowledge your submission. Then we will contact the coach involved to discuss the complaint and decide if any disciplinary actions are required based on our code of conduct and ethics.