American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries

American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries

Infobox Organization
name = American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries

size = 200px
caption = ASPPA logo
motto = Working for America's Retirement
formation = 1966
type = Professional body
headquarters = Arlington, VA
location = United States of America
membership = 6000+
language = English
leader_title = President
leader_name = Sal Tripodi
website =
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries or ASPPA is a national organization for career retirement plan professionals. 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 401(k) Administrator (QKA)
*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: [ [ ASPPA Credential Requirements] ] ]
*Retirement Plan Fundamentals
*Plan Financial Consulting
*Defined contribution plan Administrative Issues
*Administration Issues of Defined benefit plans
*Financial and FiduciaryAspects of Qualified Pension Plans.

See also

*Employee Retirement Income Security Act
*Retirement plan
*Retirement plans in the United States
*Human resources
*Human resource consulting
*Enrolled Actuary


External links

* [ Home Page for ASPPA]

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