National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

NCPERS Pension Fund Membership

An NCPERS pension fund membership provides unparalleled educational opportunities for staff and trustees, virtual and in-person networking opportunities, access to member-only resources and research, continued advocacy for public pensions, and more. Think of NCPERS as an extension of your staff, particularly to those public pensions with limited resources and personnel. Whether you are a small staff or larger plan, we can provide support however and wherever needed. We're your membership organization and we are here for you! Pension fund membership fees start at only $305 per year. Become a member of the NCPERS network today. Apply online below or return this form to



How will my pension fund benefit from becoming an NCPERS member?

Improve governance practices and trustee onboardingLearn from industry experts at events and webinars: NCPERS is a leader in public pension education. We host several major conferences each year where attendees can network and learn about important advances in public pension funding, financial services, legislation and regulation, and other significant issues related to public sector pension plans. We also host webinars throughout the year as part of our Center for Online Learning. View our upcoming conference schedule.

Improve governance practices and trustee onboarding: NCPERS University is where trustees and administrators can turn to find the educational offerings they need to be successful in carrying out their duties, no matter their experience level.

  • The Trustee Educational Seminar is designed to help new trustees build and strengthen their foundational knowledge of pensions and governance.

  • NCPERS Accredited Fiduciary (NAF) program was created to educate public pension trustees and administrators about best practices for plan governance, oversight, and administration. Attendees can earn their Accredited Fiduciary designation, recognized nationally as a prestigious symbol of governance excellence. Learn more about why the NAF program was developed here.

Take advantage of NCPERS affinity programs: NCPERS has initiated strategic partnerships with organizations that provide products and services to pension funds and their participants. Receive discounts on the PensionX digital platform and access to insurance products—including cyber liability, identity protection, and financial protection plans—through your NCPERS membership.

Utilize NCPERS’ expertise and networks: As the voice for public pensions, we're dedicated to providing you with the proper tools needed to advocate for and defend any attacks against public pensions. Take advantage of our experience and expertise to enrich and educate participants at your next board meeting, public hearing, legislative/administrative testimony or educational conference. We are always willing and able to make a presentation to positively influence the promotion of public pensions. Learn more about our advocacy activities.

Connect virtually with your peers: NCPERS CEO, CIO, Communications, HR, and Member Services Roundtables regularly bring together public pension professionals to ask questions and discuss timely topics with peers and colleagues from around the country. Held via Zoom, these vendor-free meetings have only grown since they launched in 2020. Connect with fellow NCPERS members year-round using the NCPERS Discussion Forum and online member directory.

Get additional visibility on your job postings, RFPs, and news. Submit your organization’s job postings, news, RFPs, research, and more for additional visibility through NCPERS publications. NCPERS provides news coverage of the latest developments in the public pension industry, including research, policy updates, organizational success stories and industry innovations, career-related news and job postings, and profiles of NCPERS members. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for real-time updates and be sure to read NCPERS blogs
Access the latest public pension research and dataAccess the latest public pension research and data: Members can participate in and access the Public Pension Compensation Survey and Annual Public Retirement Systems Study, featuring valuable insights to help improve your fund’s operations and business practices. NCPERS also regularly produces leading research covering the latest trends and issues impacting public pensions.
Join now to start taking advantage of NCPERS membership benefits, or contact to learn more.

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What are the annual membership dues for pension funds?

NCPERS pension fund membership dues are based on the fund’s assets under management (AUM).

  Assets Under Management (AUM)

  Annual Dues

  Less than $1 Billion AUM


  $1 Billion – $3 Billion AUM


  $3 - $5 Billion AUM  


  $5 - $10 Billion AUM


  $10 - $50 Billion AUM


  $50 Billion - $100 Billion AUM


  $100 Billion - $150 Billion AUM


  $150 Billion AUM and Over


Is my organization eligible to join?

NCPERS pension fund membership is open to retirement plans established by a governmental entity where contributions are made into a pool set aside for employees’ future benefit.

How can I learn more?

For more information, please contact or call 202-601-2445.