ASPPA credentials are available to all professionals in the retirement plan industry. Focusing on specialization, ASPPA offers credentials designed for professionals in the administrative (QKA and QPA), consulting (CPC), actuarial (MSPA, FSPA), and associated (APM) areas of our industry. While no specific educational background is required to obtain an ASPPA credential, to qualify for a credential, a series of examinations and/or educational modules must be successfully completed and other requirements as identified must be met.
Through its sister organizations we also offer credentials designed for professionals in the financial (QPFC and CPFA) and tax-exempt & governmental (TGPC) areas of our industry.
ASPPAs credentials are outlined below:
- The Certified Plan Fiduciary Adviser (CPFA) credential offered by NAPA focuses on the expertise required of advisors to act as a plan fiduciary or help plan fiduciaries manage their roles and responsibilities.
Information regarding the transition of QPFC to CPFA can be found on Candidate Corner under Education and Examination Programs
- The Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant (TGPC) offered by NTSA encompasses issues affecting the administration, sales and marketing aspects of 403(b), 457(b) and other plans maintained by tax-exempt and governmental entities.