ASPA Offers Online CE Access

August 30, 2002 ( - Plan sponsors and providers alike now have a more cost-effective way to keep up with those continuing education requirements.

The American Society of Pension Actuaries (ASPA) has just added a series of continuing education quizzes to its web-based tests. ASPA’s credentialed members are required to meet continuing education requirements in order to maintain that standing. 

Quick Results

ASPA members have had the ability to earn continuing education (CE) credit through a series of quizzes based on each issue of The ASPA Journal. However, now that these quizzes are on-line, members can review questions, take the quiz, and receive immediate results, according to ASPA.  And those quick results can come in handy when you’re trying to wrap up a few last minute credits ahead of the CE reporting deadline.

Just as critically, on-line availability offers an inexpensive way to keep up with ASPA’s continuing education requirements. Before on-line testing, most members acquired CE credit by attending conferences, which can be both costly and time consuming.

According to Marissa Pietschker, QPA, ASPA’s CE Committee Chair, “Given today’s economy, many employers are cutting back on expenses and will not pay for costly employee training and development opportunities.”

ASPA says it will be implementing additional e-learning programs in the near future.

ASPA is a national organization of retirement plan professionals dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the private pension system in the United States. 

You can check out the online tests at