Chris Battersby Earns Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) Designation

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Atlantic Planning Group's Co-Founder and Partner, Chris Battersby, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation from The American College of Financial Services.

Chris Battersby, Co-Founder and Partner, Atlantic Planning Group has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation from The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Candidates for the RICP® designation must complete a minimum of three college-level courses and are required to pass a series of two-hour proctored exams. They must also have three years of experience, meet stringent ethics requirements, and participate in The College’s continuing education program.

The RICP® educational curricula is the most complete and comprehensive program available to professional financial advisors looking to help their clients create sustainable retirement income. The rigorous three-course credential helps advisors master retirement income planning, a key focus area not fully covered in other professional designation programs. From retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan risks to the proper use of annuities, employer-sponsored benefits and determining the best Social Security claiming age, the RICP® provides a wealth of practical information for advisors.

Using the most current techniques, RICP®s identify retirement income needs and objectives and evaluate a client’s current situation relative to those goals. Individuals who earn a RICP® can provide expert advice on a broad range of retirement topics including income needs and objectives, estate issues and other risks to the retirement income planning, Social Security, health insurance and housing decisions, and income taxation.

Chris is a co-founder and Partner of the Atlantic Planning Group and has been in the financial services field since 1989. During this time, Chris has focused his efforts on comprehensive financial planning with an emphasis on retirement planning, estate planning and asset management. In addition to his new RICP® designation, Chris is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), a Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC®), and holds a Masters in Financial Services (MSFS). Chris is a member of the Financial Planning Association, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the Boston Estate Planning Council.

The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 86 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industry’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit

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