American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries

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American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
TypeProfessional body
HeadquartersArlington, VA
9,000 +
Official language
Natalie R.E. Wyatt, QKA, QPFC (2022)

The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization for career retirement plan professionals. The membership consists of the many disciplines supporting retirement income management and benefits policy. 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 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.

Exam-based Professional Credentials[edit]

ASPPA offers the following examination-based professional credentials:

  • Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant (TGPC)
  • 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:[1]


ASPPA provides or co-sponsors more than 15 major conferences in the retirement plan industry throughout the year.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ASPPA Credential Requirements". Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  2. ^ "ASPPA Conferences". Archived from the original on 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2009-11-25.

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