GBA/RPA3 Study Guide (CDGBARPA3G19) Second Edition 2019 2 Volume Set
This is the new second edition of GBA/RPA 3 for exams written after October 15, 2019. There is no text requirement for this course.
Navigating the Plan Environment (Bridge Course)
This course is required to earn the following designations: GBA, RPA, CEBS
Sponsors do not make decisions about their benefit and retirement plans in a vacuum. They are influenced by their “context”—various factors, conditions and circumstances in their environment. This course looks at two factors in the plan environment that impact most plan sponsors—the compensation system and the social security system. Benefit plans, regardless of type, are typically developed within the constraints and opportunities inherent in the sponsor’s chosen compensation strategy and in the constraints and opportunities inherent in government-sponsored benefit programs provided through Canada’s social security system. GBA/RPA3 also introduces tools for building contextual knowledge. Decision making and risk management models and processes explore how awareness of thinking processes and their resulting biases can improve professional effectiveness in a range of plan contexts and benefits roles. Theory-based readings are supported with industry-developed models and guidelines.
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