The Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) credential has a 25 year track record of distinguishing professionals in the field of retirement administration. Designed to meet the needs of retirement plan administrators and consultants alike the QKA Credential provides a comprehensive foundation for plan administration, from basic concepts to 401(k) plan compliance. Earning the QKA credential demonstrates you have the knowledge and experience desired in today’s competitive marketplace.
To earn the QKA credential, you must:
- Complete the Retirement Plan Fundamentals Certificate program
- Pass the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues – Basic Concepts (DC-1) exam
- Pass the Defined Contribution Administrative Issues – Compliance Issues (DC-2) exam
- Apply for the ASPPA credentialed membership
- Two years of experience required with the submission of membership application
- Two letters of recomendation submitted with membership applicaiton
All QKA credentialed members must acquire 40 hours of continuing education (CE) credits (2 of which must be Ethics) in a two-year cycle and renew their ASPPA Membership annually to retain their credential(s). Learn more about CE here.