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Defined Benefit Administration Certificate

The Defined Benefit Administration Certificate is earned by reading the required reading and passing the certificate exam. This program is designed to teach the non-actuary the administration of a defined benefit plan, including the basics of determining contributions, the applicable deadlines, calculations for termination and retirement benefits, and other critically important aspects of these types of plans.

The DB-A Certificate is valuable to administrators interested in expanding their knowledge of defined benefit plans; providing full-defined benefit plan administration support to their plan’s actuaries; improving their consulting abilities with defined benefit plan clients; developing basic actuarial skills; and becoming a more valuable asset to their employer. Topics covered in the DB-A program include: contributions and accrued benefits; hybrid and floor offset plans; present value and termination; calculations; and the ASPPA Code of Professional Conduct.

DB-A Certificate Package (syllabus)

Anyone seeking the DB-A certificate must read the ASPPA CE Policy and the ASPPA Exam Policy.

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

Exam

Purchase publications with the Publications Order Form.


CE Credits

Candidates who successfully complete DB-A certificate program will be awarded the following credit:

  • 7.5 ASPPA CE credits