|Accredited Pension Administrator|
NIPA provides practical information and effective, relevant designation programs necessary to achieve career advancement and improve day-to-day performance. Through NIPA’s Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) program, you will earn a prestigious designation that carries with it a sense of personal accomplishment and demonstrates your professional competency.
As an APA student working toward a designation, you will gain comprehensive insight into the knowledge and skills needed to successfully perform daily administrative tasks, including: determining eligibility; allocating contributions; fulfilling reporting and disclosure requirements; processing distributions; performing compliance testing; correcting errors and much more.
Potential APAs include:
Earning the APA Designation
To earn the APA designation, students must complete four APA-self study courses and examinations, including APA Courses 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Courses 1 and 3 are open book). To maintain the designation, you must complete 15 hours of continuing professional education and hold a current NIPA membership (annually).
Additional APA/APR Designation Program Information
To learn more about the 2015 program, download NIPA's 2015 Education Brochure.