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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. 

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


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