Greg Johnson Awarded Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) Designation

May 1, 2015

Greg JohnsonWe are proud to announce that Greg Johnson has earned his Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation from The American College. In its 86 years of existence, The American College has been a vital component for banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, business partners and others as a top education institution for creating new leaders in financial services. Qualifications for The American College include three years of financial advisory service, the ability to meet strict ethics requirements and continuous participation in the college's education program. 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.

Through the RICP® educational curricula, Greg has mastered retirement income planning in high detail. His knowledge on retirement planning includes Social Security, health insurance, income taxation, housing decisions, estate issues and other risks to retirement income planning. The RICP® designation is a rigorous three-credential program that teaches advisors such as Greg how to help their clients create sustainable retirement income with whatever earnings they may make.

Greg can provide excellent insights on portfolio management techniques, mitigation of plan risks, proper use of annuities, explorer-sponsored benefits and determining the best age to claim Social Security. With the most current techniques in retirement planning, Greg will be able to identify needs and objectives for a client's current situation to achieve their financial goals.

Greg began his career in 2007 when he graduated with a degree in financial planning from Ohio State University. In January of 2013, Greg joined Compass Financial Group with the focus of assisting clients in implementing a strategic vision for their financial goals. Along with his RICP® designation, Greg has the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designations and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. As an active member of community and volunteer programs throughout Columbus, Greg understands the importance of creating a lasting legacy for retirees.

Our philosophy at Compass Financial Group has always been to manage your wealth in a way that is as unique as you are, to make sure that every single component of your finances is aimed at navigating your financial life in the direction you want it to go. In order for us to best help you, we must be able to be the most educated financial advisory board as possible. We promise to continue to expand our knowledge as we continue to help you create.


The RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional®) and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® are the property of The American College, which reserves sole rights to their use, and are used by permission.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.