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Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization
Issuing Organization The SPARK Institute and The Retirement Advisor University (TRAU)
Qualification and Training Requirements

One year of full-time experience in the financial services industry and recommendation from current work supervisor

Designation Training Requirements

Optional online, on-demand training courses

Designation Exam Type

Online, proctored, closed-book final exam

Continuing Education Requirements

10 hours of CE annually

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource

Online at SPARK Designation Training Directory

Investor Complaint Process


Published List of Disciplined Designees