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5/1/2014 » 4/30/2015
APA and APR Registration

1/7/2015 » 1/9/2015
2015 Business Management Conference (2015BMC)

Membership Categories & Benefits
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NIPA's membership calendar runs from July 1- June 30. When you join NIPA or renew your membership today, your membership is valid through June 30, 2015.   

Business Owner Membership ($550)

Business Owner membership is for TPA business owners. Business Owner Members may, but are not required to, hold a NIPA designation. All Business Owner Members who are APAs are required to fulfill 15 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credit per year. All Business Owner members who are APRs are required to turn in 10 hours per year. Business Owner Members receive exclusive benefits:

  • NEW! NIPA's Customer Marketing Tools 
  • NEW! NIPA B2B Exchange - an industry-specific, peer-to-peer exchange exclusively for Business Owners
  • NEW! Complimentary annual subscription to - a $600 value!
  • NEW! Strictly Business, NIPA's new TPA Business Owner e-newsletter
  • NEW! Register your employees for the 2014NAFE Virtual Conference for a cost effective alternative to attending in person
  • NEW! Enroll your employees in one of our prestigious designation programs (APA/APR) at the discounted member rate, even if they are not members of NIPA!
  • NEW! Exclusive access to the IRI Quarterly Update - available at no cost to Business Owner Members
  • All Business Owner Members are entitled to specific voting privileges
  • $300 savings on event registrations for the BMC, the only conference focused on the business aspects of running your TPA firm
  • $200 savings on event registrations for the NAFE
  • Discounted rates for education programs such as webcasts and certificate courses
  • Exclusive discounts and access to TPA business owner resources such as the 401(k) Sales Champion Workshop© and Heffernan E&O insurance

Executive Membership ($405)

Executive membership is for anyone with a NIPA designation (APA/APR). This membership category is also open to anyone whose primary focus is pension administration including pension administrators, business managers or operations managers. All Executive Members are required to fulfill 10 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credit per year (APAs must complete 15 hours a year to maintain designation). Executive Members receive various member benefits, including:

All APAs and APRs must join NIPA as Executive Members (or Business Owner Members) to use designation

Affiliate Membership ($350)

Affiliate membership is for anyone who is affiliated with the retirement plan industry, but does not match the criteria of the Business Owner or Executive Member categories. These members include but are not limited to accountants, CPAs, consultants, attorneys, financial planners, brokers, advisors, HR benefit reps, service providers(documents/software/education) and record keepers. Affiliate Members are not required to fulfill the Continuing Professional Education requirements and therefore cannot hold an APA or APR designation. Affiliate Members will receive various member benefits, including:

Student Membership ($205)

Student Members will receive various member benefits, including: Student membership is for anyone currently working towards their APA or APR designation that has not joined NIPA as an Executive Member. Applicants for Student Memberships must be enrolled in either a May, August or November APA or APR course within the same year they apply for membership for their application to be accepted and must continuously enroll in at least one exam per year to maintain their Student Membership.

A Student Membership needs to be renewed annually but is limited to 5 years from the date the application is received or until the Student has fulfilled the APA or APR designation requirements - whichever situation occurs first. At this time, they must join NIPA as an Executive Member to maintain their membership or use their APA or APR designation. Student members receive various member benefits, including:

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