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Exam Equivalencies 

Certain professional associations and educational institutions have established accreditation programs. NIPA recognizes select programs as equivalent to some or all parts of the APA and APR designations.

 

Have an ERPA and/or QPA designation?
If so, you are eligible to automatically obtain your APA and/or APR designations upon joining NIPA as an Executive or Business Owner Member. To find out if you are eligible, please complete our Designation Exam Equivalency Form.

 

NIPA extends the following credit(s) for successfully completing the courses below. If you find that you have a designation that qualifies as an exam equivalency, please complete our Designation Exam Equivalency Form.

 


 

   Equivalent Professional Designations
APA 1  CEBS: The International Foundations of Employee Benefit Plans
 CPC: ASPPA
 CLU: American College
 CFP: Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
 EA: Enrolled Actuary
 QKA: ASPPA
 QPA: ASPPA
 CRSP: Institute of Certified Bankers
 RPA: International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
 ERPA: Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
APA 2  CPC: ASPPA
 QKA: ASPPA
 QPA: ASPPA
 ERPA: Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
APA 3
 QPA: ASPPA
 ERPA: Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
APA 4

 CPC: ASPPA
 EA: Enrolled Actuary
 QPA: ASPPA
 ERPA: Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent

APR 1  CEBS: The International Foundations of Employee Benefit Plans
 CPC: ASPPA
 CLU: American College
 CFP: Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
 EA: Enrolled Actuary
 QKA: ASPPA
 QPA: ASPPA
 CRSP: Institute of Certified Bankers
 RPA: International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
 QPFC: ASPPA
 ERPA: Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
 APR 2  ERPA: Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent

 

If you have any questions regarding our exam equivalencies, please contact NIPA Headquarters at 800.999.6472 or nipa@nipa.org.

 

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