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APA and APR Designation Programs

Through NIPA’s Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and Accredited Pension Representative (APR) designation programs, you will earn a prestigious designation that carries with it a sense of personal accomplishment and demonstrates your commitment to the retirement plan industry. Click the links below to enroll today!


Accredited Pension Administrator (APA)


Accredited Pension Representative (APR)



APA/APR Pricing Structure

When enrolling in the APA or APR designation program, you will be required to pay the exam enrollment fee based on your current NIPA membership. Additional study materials (practice exams and textbooks) are also available for purchase (optional).


  Non-Members   Members*  
APA 1  
 Exam Enrollment $475$325
 Practice Exams $100 $75
 PDF Textbook $175$150 
APA 2   
 Exam Enrollment$475$325 
 Practice Exams$100$75
 Online Textbook$250$225
APA 3  
 Exam Enrollment$475$325 
 Practice Exams $100$75 
 Online Textbook $250$225
APA 4  
 Exam Enrollment$475$325
 Practice Exams$100$75
 Online Textbook$350$325
APR 1  
 Exam Enrollment$475$325
 Practice Exams$100$75
 PDF Textbook$175$150
 APR 2  
 Exam Enrollment$475$325 
 Practice Exams$100$75 
 Online Textbook$350$325 

*Employees of Business Owner Members are eligible for member pricing. See below for more information. 


NIPA will be extending the deadline for submitting all CPE credits for members holding APA or APR designations from the original date of June 30, 2020 to the new deadline date of August 30, 2020. A reminder that the minimum CPE credit requirement for APA designations is 15.00 credits and the requirement for APR designations is 10.00 credits. Please contact if you have any questions regarding this extension.


Additional APA/APR Designation Program Information


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