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Credentials and Certificates

Certificate Programs

Certified Retirement Education Specialist (CRES)

The NTSA Certified Retirement Education Specialist (CRES) advisor is qualified and available to teach the Retirement Education program to the employees of your school district. The CRES has completed a certificate program through the American Retirement Association (ARA) Retirement Plan Academy, addressing the important retirement planning considerations of public employees. Learn More.

Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Administration (TGPA) Certificate

NTSA Academy has designed the TGPA certificate to be an introduction to the rules for retirement plans for state and local governments, educational and religious institutions, and nonprofit organizations. It is the perfect starting point for a career in tax-exempt and governmental plan administration. Learn More

Products: Full TGPA Package | Exam Attempt 1 | Exam Attempt 2 | TGPC-1 Study Guide: Print, PDF | Practice Exam: 1 Attempt, 3 Attempt


Credential Programs

Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant (TGPC) Credential

NTSA Academy’s TGPC credential provides you with the knowledge needed to succeed in the tax-exempt and governmental retirement marketplace, whether you are a financial advisor, consultant, or administrator. Earning the TGPC credential will send a clear message that you have a broad background of expertise with tax-exempt and governmental entities. Learn More

Requirements: TGPA Certificate | TGPC-2 Exam


Additional Programs

ASPPA Professional Development 

NTSA's sister association, the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), offers certificates, credentials, and resources for actuaries, TPAs, record keepers, consultants, and 401(k) and Defined Benefit plan administrators.


NAPA Professional Development

ASPPA's sister association, the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), offers certificates, credentials, and resources for financial advisors and retirement plan sales teams.