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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.


New! 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 

NIPA's Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and Accredited Pension Representative (APR) provide practical information and an effective, relevant designation necessary to achieve career advancement and improve day-to-day performance.


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. 

Live Webcasts and Webcast Recordings

NIPA's live webcasts provide low-cost, online education that allows you to maximize your industry knowledge while earning NIPA CPE credits and, when applicable, ERPA CPE credits. Webcasts are presented throughout the year and an ethics webcast is presented on an annual basis. Register today for an upcoming live webcast or earn additional CPE credits by purchasing a previously recorded webcast.


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