Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) Designation


In 1994, I wrote and passed the Pension Plans and Other Retirement Income Programs exam and Government-Sponsored Benefits exam. They are components of the CEBS program.

I had one more, the Asset Management exam, to pass to get my Retirement Plans Associate designation.

Over the years I'd even bought the books but it didn't look like fun so I kept putting it off. It's bugged me, though, that I haven't written it and closed that loop.

My pal, Liz, wrote and passed it in the fall. That got me spurred to get it done this spring.

I'd written and passed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) in 1993. This would have been much the same material and I wasn't looking forward to it.

The writing of the exam is only offered twice a year ... June and December. I was on their site a couple weeks ago to register for the June exam and discovered that I could get a credit for the Asset Management exam since I have passed my CSC exam.

Whoo freakin' hoo!

I sent in the form along with a copy of my CSC certificate and $75 ... and have been granted my Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designation.

You can't imagine my relief!

4 comments:

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Yay!!! Congrats!

Which reminds me...I have to do my courseload to update my knowledge for my real estate license...darn it all.

Teresa said...

Thats great news! High 5!

lovesmukiwa said...

Congratulations!

TorAa said...

Must be a relief.
However, I do not have the faintest idea regarding what seems to me a very complicated system.

I'm only a Norwegian, you know;)))