Why do financial professionals need to deepen and broaden their understanding of retirement?

Retirement income planning is complex.

According to the Investment Company Institute, total US retirement assets were $26.6 trillion as of June 30, 2017, accounting for 34 percent of all household financial assets in the United States.

The fiduciary duty of loyalty (putting the best interests of the client first), is only one-half of the fiduciary standard.  As retirement professionals, we also are required to meet a fiduciary duty of care.  The Department of Labor’s Best Interests Contract Exemption attaches a fiduciary obligation to the Financial Institution itself to sufficiently train their advisors.  Advisors need to know what are the best potential solutions for the client.

The Retirement Resource Center provides retirement-specific professional development programs by leading experts so advisors and middle-income consumers make decisions that fortify their retirement security and peace of mind.

A retirement conference at your fingertips.

We’ve built relationships with the retirement industry’s leading speakers, authors, trainers and professional development experts over almost 30 years in the financial industry. We’re also a Quality CE Partner with the CFP Board of Standards.

Retirement professionals can access either a custom-designed series, or our regularly-scheduled, live monthly professional development/continuing education series, or our menu of over 50 retirement-specific courses as individuals, as part of a group of advisors, with their office staff, or as a sponsored promotion by a financial services firm.

Find out more about the experts who write, produce and present retirement education courses, materials and consulting available through the Int’l Retirement Resource Center.

Courses qualify for CFP®, CRC®, ASPPA, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL and other certifications continuing education (CE) credit.

How our professional development program works

  • We believe it is the best way to earn retirement-specific continuing education throughout the year. Courses are initially delivered as monthly live webinars, where attendees have the opportunity to ask the expert questions and earn CE credit without taking a quiz.
  • Webinars are recorded and made available as elearning courses to make it easy for advisors to learn and acquire CE credit in a format and time-frame that fits their busy life.
  • A printable certificate confirms CE credit is successfully earned for live and elearning courses. CE is reported directly to the CFP Board of Standards (CFP) and the International Foundation for Retirement Education (CRC).  Advisors must self report CE for other certifications and designations.

We help you easily stay up-to-date with what’s happening in retirement. Topics cover the three parts of retirement expertise:

Click here or scroll down to see all no-quiz webinars and online courses for all topics.

Retirement continuing education (CE) memberships

In addition to individual courses, we are proud to offer two membership levels that each offer full access to 50+ CE courses. The differences between the levels are in number of live courses with no exams required and length of access.

View retirement continuing education and professional development courses

List of all CE Courses

  1. Receive CE Credit without the need to take a quiz when you attend upcoming LIVE and Rebroadcast webinars.
  2. Take recorded webinar courses online anytime; receive CE when you pass the online quiz at the end of the course.
  3. Courses are $29 each, or have FULL ACCESS to all 50+ courses below, live and recorded, for 90 Days/$99 or $199 when you Become a Member.

Choose from 50+ high-quality, informative webinars by today's leading experts.

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10 Essential IRA Tips for Helping Clients Save Taxes and Avoid Penalties
Denise Appleby

Housing for Retirees: Buy, Sell or Hold?
Michael Falk

No Portfolio is an Island
David Blanchett

The Holy Grail of Retirement: How to increase income and growth while improving liquidity
Curtis Cloke

A 21st Century Connection: Health and Wealth
Ron Mastrogiovanni

How Middle Income Retirees Plan For and Manage Their Risks, Assets and Spending Decisions in Retirement
Mathew Greenwald and Cindy Levering

Off With Your (Rule of) Thumbs!
Michael Falk

The Personal Cost of Caregiving: Women Need to Protect THEIR Retirement Too!
Cindy Hounsell

A Primer for Advisors on the Aging Brain: Understanding Cognitive Impairment, Taking Action Steps
Sandra Timmermann

How Much Can I Spend in Retirement? A Guide to Investment-Based Retirement Income Strategies
Wade Pfau

Optimizing Retirement Income Solutions in Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
Steve Vernon and Wade Pfau

The Platinum Retirement Challenge - Gray Divorce
Lili Vasileff

Addressing the Longevity Challenge: Housing Wealth Strategies that Improve Portfolio Survival
Bruce McPherson

How to “Pensionize” Any IRA or 401(k) Plan
Steve Vernon

Pensionizing Your (Client’s) Nest Eggs: What, How and Why?
Alexandra MacQueen

The Silver Tsunami and Long-Term Care
Nyal Bischoff

Behavioral Insights to Improve Retirement Security
Jodi DiCenzo

How to Protect an Aging Client’s or Adult Child’s Retirement Security from a Medical Crisis
Annalee Kruger

Principles of Effective One-to-One Communication

Joe Tabers

The Stage is Set for Serving the Mid-Market
Betty Meredith

Boost Retirement Security with HSAs: Why Financial Planners and Advisors Should Add HSAs to Client Retirement Strategies
Roy Ramthun and Aaron Benway

Integrating Home Equity and Retirement Savings through the "Rule of 30"
Neuwirth and Sacks

Protecting Your Clients from Financial Elder Fraud
David Kessler

Three Steps to Helping Clients Manage Health Care Costs in Retirement
David Armes

Changing Behavior or Changing Attitudes

Diane Savage

Introduction to Managing Retirement Income
Kevin Seibert

Retirement as a Time to Reinvent, Rewire, and Renew

Diane Savage

Traditional IRA Distributions: Optional, Required, Penalties, and Tax Reporting
Denise Appleby

Don't Let Disability Derail Retirement Security
Rappaport and Kaleda

Investing in Bonds in a Rising Rate Environment
Greg Prost

Retirement Happiness: Planning for a Successful Transition

John Nelson

Understanding Communication Styles

Joe Tabers

Elder Law Basics: Long Term Care Medicaid & Asset Protection Planning for Seniors
Amber Woodland

IRA Beneficiary Designations and Surviving Spouse Strategies: Why Many IRA Owners Should Use a Retirement Plan Trust
Rex Hogue

Social Security: Uncovering Opportunities to Bring Value to Your Clients and Prospects
Heather Schreiber

What Advisors Need to Know About Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts
Gary Baker

Enough About the Assets Already!

Michael Falk

Is Retirement Past Its Prime? The Economic & Behavioral Realities of Retirement

Michael Falk

Reverse Mortgage Strategies for the Middle Market: An Alternative Asset Buffer
Shelley Giordano

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning for Prosperity, Health and Happiness
John Nelson

Estimating the True Cost of Retirement
David Blanchett

Maximizing Your Clients’ Social Security
Matthew Allen

Standby Reverse Mortgages: A Risk Management Tool for Retirement Distributions
John Salter

What's Trending in the Field of Aging? Connecting the Dots with Financial Services
Sandra Timmermann

Finding Optimized Income Strategies for Middle Market Clients
Manish Malhotra

Medicare 101 – The As, Bs, Cs, and Ds of Medicare
Erin Fisher

Tax-Efficient Draw Downs in Retirement
Stephen Horan

Where Senior Living and Retirement Planning Intersect, Opportunities Emerge

Brad Breeding

Finding the Gold in Gray: Keys to Serving Boomers and Older Clients
Michael Sullivan

Misperceptions and Management of Retirement Risks
Carol Bogosian

The Decision to Retire and Post-Retirement Financial Strategies: Insight from Eight Focus Groups

Greenwald and Bogosian

Women and Retirement
Cindy Hounsell, Mary Beth Franklin, Shelley Giordano, Betty Meredith

Fitting Home Equity into a Retirement Income Strategy
Wade Pfau

Money for Life: Help your plan participants avoid going broke in retirement
Steve Vernon

The DOL Fiduciary Rule and Your Duty of Care
Blaine Aikin

Year-end Planning and Compliance Requirements for IRAs
Denise Appleby

Grey Divorce and Retirement
Andrew Samalin