November 2, 2010

FPA Teams With InFRE to Offer New Retirement Planning Certifications

Certified Retirement Counselor certification part of FPA Member Advantage Program

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) recently announced it had formed an  alliance with the International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE) to offer FPA members new retirement planning tools and resources as part of the FPA Member Advantage Program.

FPA members have access to discounted educational packages offered through the InFRE Retirement Resource Center (IRRC) on various topics within retirement planning, such as the Strategies for Managing Retirement Income Package, Certified Retirement Counselor(CRC) Program, “Managing Your Retirement Income” Educational Workshop and many more. CRC certificants and registrants will also receive discounts on FPA’s Virtual Learning Center archives and are eligible for a group membership program discount.

“FPA is focused on giving members the tools and resources they need to grow professionally and better serve their clients,” said Marv Tuttle (left), CEO and Executive Director of the Financial Planning Association. “We encourage members to delve deeper into various disciplines of financial planning, and for those interested in retirement planning, InFRE is a terrific resource to have access to. We’re also pleased to offer CRC certificants FPA’s networking benefits and educational opportunities so they can expand their knowledge base as well.”

“FPA is taking a leadership role by joining with InFRE and the IRRC to help financial planners address the anticipated retirement counseling needs of 78 million Americans reaching retirement age over the next twenty years,” said Kevin Seibert, Managing Director of InFRE. “This strategic alliance is a win-win for InFRE Certified Retirement Counselor’s and FPA members. It’s a tremendous opportunity for CRCs to expand their knowledge and access valuable resources offered by the FPA, and for current FPA members to be better prepared to meet the growing retirement planning and income needs of their clients.” 

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