Become a certified retirement coach and join the world’s largest network of retirement transition coaches around the globe who help thousands of individuals establish and achieve their retirement dreams!

Certification Options

Recognizing that individuals learn differently, we offer the Retirement Options Certification Courses in three convenient formats: self-study, interactive webinar sessions, or a blended learning approach that incorporates both the self-study and webinar courses.

The Webinar Certification Course

This ten-week course features live, one-hour webinars led each week by our Retirement Options’ Director of Training, Joanne Waldman. This course is interactive and provides certification participants with ample opportunities for discussions, questions, and the sharing of ideas within a virtual classroom environment. View the course schedule to select the course date that best fits your calendar.

The Retirement Options Webinar Certification Course is pre-approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 36 hours of Continuing Coach Education (CCE).


The Self-Study Certification Course

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend one of our upcoming live webinar certification courses, you can become certified through our self-study certification course. The self-study course allows participants to begin the process at any time of the year and work at their own pace to achieve certification. The course includes access to ten pre-recorded educational sessions and all of the materials required for certification.

The Combination Certification Course

Combine the webinar and self-study courses to create a tailored certification experience! This option is perfect for individuals who would like to get a head start on the certification and then join the next scheduled webinar certification course.

Tuition

USD $1,195 plus $20 postage for certification materials. Additional postage may apply for international shipping outside of the United States.

To learn more about the Retirement Options Certification Course, take a look at the certification process and course outline, register for our next complimentary webinar or contact us for more information.

After searching for coaching programs relative to retirement I found this to be the only one that fully met my requirements. Having now completed the course, my expectations were exceeded in every way. If you want the best learning experience, there is no comparison to Retirement Options.

Certification Materials

Once enrolled in the Retirement Options Certification Course, the following materials provide support to participants throughout the course and after becoming certified.

The New Retirement

A supplemental resource for the Retirement Success Program, this book is provided in print and electronic formats.

What Color Is Your Retirement?

A supplemental resource for the LifeOptions Program, this book is available in print and electronic format.

Coach Training Manual

This manual includes resources and tools such as Client Exercises and Powerful Questions which are used to further extend and personalize the rich information generated from the Retirement Success Profile™ or LifeOptions Profile™ assessments and the client’s experience with the retirement coach.

Coach Certification Podcasts

Narrated by Retirement Options founder, Dr. Richard P. Johnson, 14 Podcasts bring to life and further discuss the content of the Retirement Success and LifeOptions Programs.

Retirement Success Profile™

One of the two assessments certified coaches can utilize with clients. Certification participants will complete this assessment during the certification course for first-hand experience with the instrument.

LifeOptions Profile™

One of the two assessments certified coaches can utilize with clients. Certification participants will complete this assessment during the certification course for first-hand experience with the instrument.

Certification participants will also have access to additional proprietary materials and resources available through the Retirement Options website as well as complimentary access to our monthly Professional Development Webinars. These resources and webinars are available exclusively to coaches certified by Retirement Options.