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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 Bryant University
Qualification and Training Requirements

One year of full-time experience in the retirement plan industry and letter of recommendation from current work supervisor.

Designation Training Requirements

Pass ARPC exam

Designation Exam Type

Certification exam (online, proctored, closed book) 

Continuing Education Requirements

10 credits every year

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource

Yes. View current list of SPARK ARPC/ARPS professionals.

Investor Complaint Process


Published List of Disciplined Designees