- American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
name = American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
size = 200px
caption = ASPPA logo
motto = Working for America's Retirement
formation = 1966
United States of America
membership = 6000+
language = English
leader_title = President
leader_name = Sal Tripodi
website = http://www.asppa.orgThe American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries or ASPPA is a national organization for career
retirement planprofessionals. The membership consists of the many disciplines supporting retirement income management and benefits policy. Its members are part of the diversified, technical, and highly regulated benefits industry. ASPPA represents those who have made a career of retirement plan and pension policy work.
ASPPA was founded in 1966 originally as an actuarial organization. Since then, ASPPA has carefully tracked the changing needs of the retirement plan industry. As a result, ASPPA has expanded and diversified its membership to include all types of pension professionals — from actuaries, consultants, and administrators to insurance professionals,
financial planners, accountants, attorneys, and human resource managers. Embracing diversity, the more than 6,000 members of ASPPA are united by their commitment to the private pension system.
Exam Based Professional Certifications
The ASPPA offers the following examination based professional certifications:
*Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC)
*Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA)
*Certified Pension Consultant (CPC)
*Fellow, Society of Pension Actuaries (FSPA)
The examination requirements for the above certifications include proficiency in the following subject areas: [ [http://www.asppa.org/credentials/cred_over.htm ASPPA Credential Requirements] ] ]
*Retirement Plan Fundamentals
*Plan Financial Consulting
Defined contribution planAdministrative Issues
*Administration Issues of
Defined benefit plans
FiduciaryAspects of Qualified Pension Plans.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
Retirement plans in the United States
Human resource consulting
* [http://www.asppa.org Home Page for ASPPA]
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