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Certificate Programs

Whether you are new to your field or just want to stay current in the profession ARA’s certificate programs are a great way to meet those goals. Each program offers a course of study and an assessment of the learning. Get ahead, enroll today!

Defined Benefit Administration Certificate (DB-A)

Whether you’re looking to provide full defined benefit plan administration support to plan actuaries, improve your consulting abilities with defined benefit plan clients, or develop or refine basic actuarial skills, the DB-A certificate will help you achieve your goals.

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Employee Stock Ownership Plan Administrator (ESOP-A)

The ESOP Certificate program is designed for professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of ESOPs; providing full ESOP administration services to their clients; improving their consulting abilities with ESOP clients; and becoming a more valuable asset to their employer.

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Retirement Plan Fundaments (RPF)

The RPF course provides an introduction to the most relevant topics of plan administration and basic training on related skills. The course is divided into six modules which allows individuals to complete the course at their own pace. RPF is also the stepping stone to the QKA credential.  

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Tax Exempt & Governmental Plan Administration (TGPC)

TGPC is design for individuals specializing in the 403(b) and/or 457 marketplace as well as other plans maintained by tax-exempt and governmental entities.

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For questions regarding the ARA Certificate Programs please contact customer care at: [email protected]