National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

Accreditation Requirements

NAF is offered two modules at a time (1&2 and 3&4), twice a year. Participants may take Modules 1&2 or 3&4 in any order. Once all modules have been successfully completed, participtants will be required to take an online exam to demonstrate an understanding of the program materials. Upon receipt of a passing grade on the exam, participants will be awarded with the NCPERS Accredited Fiduciary (AF) designation.

NAF is open to elected or appointed pension trustees and plan staff with at least 5 years of experience in pension plan administration and or governance. This program is not open to pension plan service providers.


  • It is recommended that NAF candidates first complete the NCPERS Trustee Educational Seminar (TEDS).
  • Candidates are required to complete all four (4) NAF modules, in any order. Modules are presented as 1&2 and 3&4.
  • Upon completion of all four modules, candidates must demonstrate mastery of content through an online exam held after completion of the NAF course.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, NAF candidates will be awarded their Accreditated Fiduciary (AF) designation. You will receive an official certificate outling your accomplishment and lapel pin to be worn proudly.