Renewal Fee

Renewal Fee

The purpose of the CRC® renewal program is to enhance your professional expertise and ensure an ongoing understanding and compliance with ethical requirements.


The CRC® certification carries an obligation of continuing education to help Certificants maintain current understanding and knowledge of relevant retirement planning topics. Like many other professional certifications and licenses, an annual continuing education requirement assures a Certificant’s commitment to life-long learning. The one-year continuing education requirement is important for professionals working in a dynamic industry and constantly changing legislative, tax and resources environment.

Those holding the CRC® certification must annual complete the following in order to keep the certification active:

  • Submit a continuing education form confirming participation in at least 15 hours of continuing education (CE). At least 2 hours every 2 years must be dedicated to the subject of professional ethics*.
  • Sign a Certificate Holder’s Statement agreeing to adhere to InFRE’s professional Code of Ethics. Certificants must disclose any incidents of criminal activity or personal or professional misconduct on the Certificate Holders Statement.
  • Pay an annual renewal fee of $140.

Certificants receive an email from InFRE approximately six weeks before their annual renewal date with instructions on submitting CE and other requirements. If you change employers, address, phone numbers or email address, it is important that you let InFRE know as soon as possible in order to continue to receive annual recertification communications.

*CE requirements can typically be fulfilled by attending conferences, attending internal training programs and earning CE for insurance licenses and other licenses and designations.

For more information about CRC® Certificant annual renewal requirements, refer to the CRC® Certificant Handbook. Renewal requirements may be submitted online or by the mailing your continuing education formCertificate Holders Statement and payment to:

InFRE
P.O. Box 524
Barrington, IL 60011-0524

Specific questions about renewing the CRC® certification should be directed to Amy Hayes, Customer Care Manager at 847.756.7350 ext 134.

Reinstatement of CRC® Certification

Individuals who wish to reactivate their CRC® Certification are subject to the following reinstatement provisions:

61 days – 36 months from inactivation date - If applying for reinstatement within 36 months after the certification inactivation date, individuals must:

  • Report all outstanding required CE hours
  • Submit signed Certificate Holder’s Statement
  • Pay all outstanding renewal fees
  • Pay the $25 late fee
  • Pay a $50 reactivation fee

After 36 months from inactivation date - If applying for reinstatement more than 36 months after the certification inactivation date, the individual must recertify by passing the CRC® Comprehensive Exam.
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Certification Annual Renewal

Certification Annual Renewal

Certification (CRC, CRA, CRC&CRA) annual renewal fee
$140.00
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