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Make NIPA Your Year-Round Source for Cost-Effective Continuing Education

Maintaining your professional skills and knowledge in the dynamic business environment of pension administration requires year-round continuing education. The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is your most cost-effective resource for continuing education. NIPA provides various avenues for staying up-to-date on the latest information, legislation and trends in the retirement plan industry including designation and certification programs, webcasts and online learning, face-to-face educational events and membership.


NIPA focuses on educating retirement industry professionals in the practical applications of plan administration and providing relevant information on the business aspects of running a TPA company. By offering these opportunities, NIPA provides comprehensive programs to further advance the business of pension administration. These opportunities are designed for your convenience by allowing you to plan your training opportunities for the entire year. 


New! NIPA is excited to introduce our brand new online learning platform, the Learning Center. The Learning Center replaces our previous platform, AKP, and is now home to all of our certificate courses and future education opportunities. To access the Learning Center, sign in to your NIPA account and click on the button below.



Please note: In order to access and earn CPE credits from courses in the Learning Center, you'll be required to either log into your NIPA member account or create a complimentary guest account. Learn more about joining NIPA or creating a guest profile. 


APA/APR Designation Programs 

NIPA's Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and Accredited Pension Representative (APR) provide practical information and an effective, relevant designation necessary to achieve career advancement and improve day-to-day performance.


Continuing Education Credits: NIPA

Cost: Costs include exam registration and optional study materials for each course (practice exams and an online textbook). The cost to register for an exam and purchase additional study materials is based on NIPA membership. 


Online Certificate Courses

NIPA realizes the time constraints and heavy workloads retirement plan professionals face in this dynamic industry. NIPA’s online certificate courses work around your schedule, letting you choose the best time to study and complete the exams to advance your knowledge of pension administration.


Each course is comprised of online content, a comprehensive exam and a certificate issued at the time of successful completion. 

Continuing Education Credits: NIPA; ERPA 
Cost: Between $295 and $595 (member and non-member cost varies based on the certificate course).

NIPA Webcasts & Recordings

NIPA's online education is presented via webcasts that provide retirement plan professionals with timely education from the comfort of your workstation. NIPA’s webcasts serve both pension administrators and TPA business owners with the latest, pragmatic industry news and how it may affect you and your business. 


Live Webcasts

NIPA's live webcasts provide low-cost, online education that allows you to maximize your industry knowledge while earning NIPA CPE credits and, when applicable, ERPA CPE credits. Webcasts are presented throughout the year and an ethics webcast is presented on an annual basis. 


Length: Varies based on live webcast
Continuing Education Credits: NIPA; ERPA
$99 NIPA members; $199 non-members

Webcast Recordings

Length: Varies based on webcast recording
Continuing Education Credits: NIPA; ERPA
Cost: $99 NIPA members; $199 non-members  

Earn CPE credits today by registering for an upcoming live webcast or purchasing a previously recorded webcast from our online store. 


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