Congratulations to Mark Coombe for recently earning two additional professional designations through the American College. His new title is now Mark Coombe, CFP®, CLU®, RICP®. Mark is now tied with Matt Adams in 2nd place for longest credentials. Thomas Germaine still dominates in 1st place. 🙂


1. CLU® or Chartered Life Underwriter

The premier designation for insurance professionals. Launched in 1927, the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) is the insurance profession’s oldest standard of excellence. Today, it continues to be the credential for practitioners who desire to provide their clients with the security of life insurance and risk management. Since its inception, tens of thousands of financial services professionals have obtained this prestigious designation. With particular emphasis placed on ethics and commitment to clients, the CLU® has earned a distinguished reputation backed by security and stewardship.

2. RICP® or Retirement Income Certified Professional

There is an urgent demand for practical ways to structure effective retirement income plans. Today’s regulatory environment underlines this need. Study with the nation’s leading retirement income planning experts to learn best practices in Social Security claiming, risk management, decumulation planning, distribution strategies, and more. The RICP® program offers relevant solutions to modern retirement income planning scenarios ranging from the common to the complex.