Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join NIPA
Community Search
Preparation Materials and Study Guides
Share |

Preparation Materials and Study Guides

 

Student memberships are available to individuals who are not a NIPA member but are currently pursuing their APA or APR designation. You may join NIPA as a Student Member by completing the online membership form

 

The APA/APR examinations may be taken in any order, although it is recommended they be taken in sequence. To properly prepare for each of the APA or APR examinations, students will need a study guide and the text materials cited in the study guide. All exam materials may be ordered when registering for an exam online. Exam materials are not available for purchase if you are not registered for an exam.

 

Each exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions relating to material covered in the appropriate text and study guide. Students are given a Pass/Fail result.

 

Because of the ever changing laws and rules, study guides and most text materials are updated annually. Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for their exam using current study materials. Using outdated study materials will not adequately prepare students for the exams. Study materials may not be reproduced without the written consent of NIPA.

 

APA Textbooks

The following course materials are not available as hard copy textbooks. Materials will be sent via email within 1-2 business days as a PDF or as instructions on how to access the online textbook. 

 

Course 1: Fundamentals of Qualified Plan Administration (PDF)                                                          
Course 2: A Comprehensive Guide to 401(k) Plans (online textbook) 
Course 3: Distributions and Loan Administrator (three-part online textbook) 
Course 4: Qualified Pension & Profit Sharing Plans (online textbook)

 

APR Textbooks

The following course materials are not available as hard copy textbooks. Materials will be sent to you via email within 1-2 business days as a PDF or as instructions on how to access the online textbook.


Course 1: Fundamentals of Qualified Plan Administration (PDF)                                                         
Course 2: Qualified Pension & Profit Sharing Plans (online textbook)

 

Please note that the APA/APR Course 1 textbook is in PDF format, and the APA Course 2, APA Course 3 and APA Course 4 are online textbooks. You will not be shipped a text, rather, it will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days.

 

Study Guides and Practice Exams

Registration fees for each exam include a complimentary PDF study guide that will be sent to you via email within 1-2 business days of registering. PDF practice exams are also available for purchase for an additional fee. Study materials may be ordered while registering for the APA/APR exam. 

 

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership.com®  ::  Legal