The RPA is a professional designation designed for pension specialists who want to take their Retirement Planning knowledge beyond minimum competency levels. The RPA is one of LIA’s specialist designations which surpasses minimum competency requirements and is designed for those who wish to take their knowledge in the area financial planning for retirement beyond MCC levels. This designation has been made mandatory in some companies while the course which leads to the RPA designation, has been enthusiastically welcomed by both the Pensions Authority and Pensions Ombudsman.
Students must have the QFA designation prior to enrolling on the RPA modules.
The course content reflects the changing nature of private retirement provision in Ireland where customers are increasingly exposed to the risks previously carried by employers or insurers.
Having the RPA has given me more confidence on client visits, I’m now taking a more complete view of retirement planning, assessing client assets as well as other streams of income that can be incorporated into a more complete retirement plan.The quality of material on the course is first class and I’ve been able to draw upon the RPA community taking on board their experience and advice to improve as a retirement planning professional
The registration fee for each module starts from €465* and includes examination entry, textbook, online lectures and access to our online student resource Your LIA, for study supports.
*See individual module details for individual module prices.
To be awarded the RPA designation by LIA, you must register for and successfully complete a two module educational programme offered by LIA’s academic education partner, the Institute of Banking which is a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD). Those who successfully complete this programme are awarded the Professional Diploma in Retirement Planning Advice by UCD – a 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) qualification at level 7 of the National Framework of Qualifications.
The programme content reflects the changing nature of private retirement provision in Ireland where customers are increasingly exposed to the risks previously carried by employers or insurers.
Students must have the QFA designation prior to enrolling on the RPA modulesEnrol Now