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Certificate Courses

Our 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. 

 

New! NIPA is excited to introduce our 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. To access the Learning Center, use the button below.

 

 

Please note: In order to complete a certificate course in the Learning Center and earn CPE credits, 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.

 

Certificate Course

Member Cost

Nonmember Cost

NIPA CPE

Form 5500

$595

$695

11.5 credits

Comprehensive Guide to 401(k) Plans

$595

$695

16 credits

Fundamentals of Qualified Plans

$395

$495

10 credits

Distribution Administrator

$495

$595

16 credits

Loan Administrator

$295

$395

5 credits

 

Form 5500 new!

NIPA's new Form 5500 Certificate Course explains the who, what, why, when and how of 5500 Series and ancillary form preparation. This course includes a discussion of the regulations, exploration of the information required to be reported and a line by line explanation of the forms.

 

Fundamentals of Qualified Plans updated!

NIPA's newly updated Fundamentals of Qualified Plans Certificate Course introduces the basics of qualified plan rules. The course lays the foundation for working with qualified plans by addressing the major concepts a plan administrator must know and be able to apply, while also including many practical examples for each concept that is covered.

 

A Comprehensive Guide to 401(k) Plans updated!

NIPA’s newly updated Comprehensive Guide to 401(k) Plans Certificate Course delivers an in-depth examination of the regulatory requirements and operational features of the most popular employer-sponsored savings arrangement for today's workers – the 401(k) plan.

 

Distribution Administrator 

NIPA’s Distribution Administrator Certificate Course was designed to help fill the industry’s need for training entry-level staff who typically handle distributions. This course is also comprehensive enough to help pension administrators with more experience to broaden their understanding of the ever-expanding rules, practices and procedures affecting qualified retirement plan distributions.

 

Loan Administrator 

The Loan Administrator Certificate Course was designed to provide a comprehensive training option and review course for staff members whose job responsibilities include any aspect of participant loan processing or loan maintenance.

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