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Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®)

Every retirement plan professional needs to “work smarter.” Earning the Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®) credential helps you get there.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Developing the technical skills needed to work with 401(k) plans.

The Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA® ) program advances knowledge gained in the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF) certificate course. The QKA® program consists of two packages — Plan Management and Testing & Compliance —each comprising nine courses, a practice test and a credential exam.

WHO IT'S FOR
Anyone in the retirement plan industry who works with 401(k) plans.

A typical QKA® works at a recordkeeper, third party administrator (TPA) or consulting group as a client service manager, sales representative, relationship manager, account manager, compliance tester, plan administrator, team leader or other role that interacts daily with the technical aspects of 401(k) plans.

WHAT IT TAKES
Candidates must:

Notice: ASPPA will perform maintenance on the proctored exam system on May 2-3, 2022. Exams will not be available during the maintenance period.

EXAM CRAMS
Get the tips and training you need to succeed. Bob Kaplan, CPC, QPA, QKC, QKA® , director of technical education, offers four hours of expert coaching and motivation to help you master the content and improve your chances of passing the exam.

  • QKA-2 Exam Cram: 

    Part 1: Tuesday, June 14th – 11:00 -1:00 PM ET

    Part 2: Thursday, June 16th - 11:00 – 1:00 PM ET

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