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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. The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) is your most cost-effective resource for 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 focuses on educating retirement industry professionals in the practical applications of plan administration and providing relevant information on the business aspects of running a TPA company. By introducing these education opportunities, NIPA continues delivering on its promise of providing comprehensive programs to further advance the business of pension administration. These opportunities are designed for your convenience by allowing you to plan your training opportunities for the entire year.

To learn more about the NIPA's educational offerings, download NIPA's 2016 Education Brochure.

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.

Continuing Education Credits: NIPA

NEW! APA/APR Pricing Structure

As NIPA continues to deliver on being the most cost-effective resource for continuing education, we're excited to announce a new pricing structure for our APA/APR designations:

- Exam Registrations: $375.00 - a $20.00 savings from previous pricing
- Textbooks (online and PDF) - a savings up to $50 per textbook


Member and Business Owner Member Employees:
- Exam Registrations: $250.00 - a $145 savings from previous pricing

- Textbooks (online and PDF) - a savings up to $75 per textbook
- Practice Exams - a savings of $25 per practice exam


Not a member? Employees of Business Owner Members who are not NIPA members now have the ability to register for the APA and/or APR exams at the member rate! For more information, click here.

Online Certificate Courses

NIPA realizes the time constraints and heavy workloads retirement plan professionals face in this dynamic industry. NIPA’s five 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. 

Continuing Education Credits: NIPA; ERPA 
Cost: Between $295 and $595 (member and non-member cost varies based on the certificate course).  

NIPA Online Education - Webcasts & Recordings

NIPA webcasts: NIPA's online education is presented via monthly webcasts, providing retirement plan professionals with timely education from the comfort of your workstation. NIPA’s webcasts serve both pension administrators and TPA business owners with 100 minutes of the latest, pragmatic industry news and how it may affect you and your business. 


NIPA Live Webcasts 

Length: 100 minutes each
Continuing Education Credits: 2 NIPA CPE; 2 ERPA CPE 
$99 NIPA members; $199 non-members

NIPA's live webcasts, typically held once per month, provide low-cost, online education that allows you to maximize your industry knowledge while earning two (2) NIPA CPE credits and when applicable two (2) ERPA CPE credits. An ethics webcast is presented on an annual basis. 

Review the 2015 webcast schedule and register today  

NIPA Webcast Recordings

Length: 100 minutes each
Continuing Education Credits: 2 NIPA CPE; 2 ERPA CPE (when applicable)
Cost: $99 NIPA members; $199 non-members  

Earn additional CPE credits with a previously-held NIPA webcast. 

Browse the webcast recordings directly and purchase a replay.


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