|Accredited Pension Representative|
Accredited Pension RepresentativeNIPA provides practical information and effective, relevant designation programs necessary to achieve career advancement and improve day-to-day performance. Through NIPA's Accredited Pension Representative (APR) program, you will earn a prestigious designation that carries with it a sense of personal accomplishment and demonstrates your professional competency.
APR Designation Benefits
As an APR student, you will experience a general survey of all types of retirement plans and engage in the advanced study of retirement plan topics, ranging from fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transactions to minimum coverage testing and distributions.
Potential APRs include:
Earning the APR Designation
To earn the APR designation, students must follow steps 1 or 2 below:
In order to maintain the designation, you must complete 10 hours of continuing professional education credit and hold a current NIPA membership (annually).
Please note: APR Course 1 is open book and may be taken from home or work, rather than having to report to a testing location, during any of the three exam testing windows. APR Course 1 does not require a proctor, however, APR Course 2 must be completed at a proctored testing location during the exam testing windows.
Additional APA/APR Designation Program Information
To learn more about the 2016 program, download NIPA's 2016 Education Brochure.