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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. 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 is excited to introduce our 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. 


In response to COVID-19: 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.

APA/APR Designation Programs


Online 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.

  • EPCRS - NEW!
  • Form 5500
  • Comprehensive Guide to 401(k) Plans
  • Distribution Administrator
  • Loan Administrator
  • Fundamentals of Qualified Plans

Live Webcasts and Webcast Recordings


Business Owner Member Employees

Whether you want to learn more about the retirement plan industry, enhance your knowledge, or simply maintain your professional skills, NIPA provides various avenues for staying up-to-date on the latest information, legislation, and trends. Let NIPA guide your educational journey! Download these useful flyers to see where to start.


NIPA Educational Roadmap

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Guide of NIPA Education Opportunities

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