The Retirement Advisor University Governance

Overview

The Retirement Advisor University (TRAU) is governed by a Governance Committee which exists to oversee the educational programs available through TRAU and is responsible for the governance of The Retirement Advisor University and accountable for its success. The Governance Committee has established and delegated responsibility for various tasks to two bodies:

The Retirement Advisor University Education Committee which is directly overseen by the Governance Committee oversees the course offerings, educational standards and educational policies of The Retirement Advisor University. The Education Committee acts as an advocate for all C(k)P Designation Candidates and provides a vision of a premiere educational system for adult learners at TRAU.

The C(k)P Standards & Certification Committee, which has been established as an autonomous body with sole authority in regard to all decisions regarding certification. This includes certification requirements, certification polices, the certification examination. C(k)P® Standards & Certification Committee is an independent body of professionals that sets the standards and policies for Retirement Plan Professionals. The C(k)P® Standards & Certification Committee oversees the standards and delivery of the premiere designation for Retirement Plan Professionals, the Certified 401(k) Professional, the C(k)PDesignation.

While each of these boards and bodies has no dedicated staff, the staff of The Retirement Advisor University is responsible for meeting the needs of each board. The direction and needs of each board is communicated to The Retirement Advisor University staff (and other staff resources as may be donated or contracted from time to time) through the Program Coordinator/Director or their assigned agent who is also responsible for maintaining the minutes of each board meeting.

The Retirement Advisor University Governance Committee

Purpose & Overview

The Retirement Advisor University ("TRAU") Governance Committee exists to oversee the educational programs available through TRAU and is responsible for the governance of The Retirement Advisor University and accountable for it’s success. Members of the Governance Committee are appointed but generally include some staff members, academic instructors, and others involved in the day to day operations of TRAU®

The responsibilities of Governance Committee includes being a connection between stakeholders and The Retirement Advisor University, developing guiding policies to direct TRAU and approval of curriculum, instructional policies, industry outreach polices, and ensuring the C(k)P™ Board of Standards and Certification is autonomous in it’s decision making regarding certification and examination issues.

Governance Committee members are expected to stay active in the TRAU community and maintain strong relationships with members of varied stakeholder groups.



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