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You’ve guided your clients through wealth accumulation, now ensure they receive the same level of great service and expertise for the retirement phase — long-term care, Medicare, Social Security claiming, guaranteed income diversification, and more.

Delivered by the nation's top thought leaders, the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) Program provides an extensive and intensive retirement income education that is available exclusively at The American College of Financial Services.



Program at a Glance:

  • Tuition: $950 per class, or $2,450 for 3-course program
  • Timing: Finish in 12 months or less
  • Format: 100% online, self-study

The RICP® Difference:

  • Advanced knowledge on all retirement income styles and planning strategies
  • Dynamic, best-in-class e-learning materials
  • Interviews with 45+ elite faculty and thought leaders
  • Faculty office hours
  • A learning path designed to complement credentials such as CFP® certification or ChFC®

Did you know?

Only 18% of the CFP® Board exam covers retirement planning. Become a retirement specialist!

Our thought leaders include:

Wade Pfau

Wade Pfau, PhD, CFA, RICP®

RICP® Program Director
The American College of Financial Services

Steve Parrish

Steve Parrish, JD, RICP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®

Adjunct Professor of Advanced Planning
The American College of Financial Services

Ed Slott

Ed Slott, CPA

Professor of Practice
The American College of Financial Services