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Georgia Association of Public Plan Trustees™

In 2009, the GAPPT was established as a nonprofit organization solely dedicated to promoting education for public retirement system fiduciaries. With our members managing over twenty-three billion dollars in plan assets, we believe "an educated fiduciary is an effective fiduciary"™. In addition to our Certified Retirement Plan Fiduciary™ curriculum, the GAPPT offers educational programming with topics pertinent to public retirement plan trustees and staff members.

The Georgia Association of Public Plan Trustees is an IACET Accredited Provider

In February of 2022, the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) awarded GAPPT the prestigious Accredited Provider accreditation. To achieve this accreditation, the Association completed an extensive application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training by addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. The accreditation period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

Learn More About the Accreditation Here

What Does it Mean for Me? Georgia's Education Requirement for Public Retirement System Fiduciaries

question-markIn 2019, the state of Georgia passed legislation requiring each public retirement system trustee to complete appropriate education applicable to his or her fiduciary duties and obligations under the public retirement system. A trustee appointed or elected on or after July 1, 2019, is required to complete a minimum of 8 hours of education within one year of becoming a new trustee. Trustees appointed or elected before July 1, 2019, or who have served one or more years, need to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education every two years

Read OCGA § 47-1-17 Here