Courseware Delivery and Evaluation
The default method of delivery for the CIFP Retirement Planning Certificate Course is via an online format based on a distance, self-paced model. The course does allow the learner to download and print on demand a PDF be it for a single page, complete lessons, complete units or even the entire course. Alternatively, at the option of the learner, a professionally bound printed version of the course content can be purchased.
CIFP also offers courses through its Academic Partners in colleges and universities across Canada. Courses are taught in a more structured and more traditional, instructor-led, classroom setting as part of day and continuing education programs.
» CIFP Retirement Planning Certificate Course
Your final grade for the CIFP Retirement Planning Certificate Course is weighted as follows:
- 30%: cumulative grade on end-of-unit formal assessments
- 70%: final course examination
The passing grade for the Course is a minimum cumulative grade of 60% with an additional requirement that you must attain a minimum grade of 60% on the final course examination.
» Retirement Plan
The passing grade for the retirement plan component is a minimum grade of 60%.
There is no pre-requisite to enroll in the CIFP Retirement Planning Certificate Course.
Please Note: to actually attain RRC/CR certification, the candidate must have a minimum of one year of qualifying work experience.
The CIFP Retirement Institute is pleased to recognize your related academic accomplishments completed at select educational institutions other than CIFP. If approved, you may qualify for academic standing in the CIFP Retirement Planning Certificate Course.
Individuals who hold the Certified Financial Planner® designation and/or the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation in good standing will be granted academic equivalency in the CIFP Retirement Planning Certificate Course and need only complete the retirement plan component to satisfy their education requirements.