National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

PATS Education

By attending PATS, you can earn up to 9 continuing education hours towards your Accredited Fiduciary (AF) recertification and/or state mandated continuing education requirements.
NCPERS is accredited by the State Pension Review Board as a Minimum Educational Training (MET) sponsor for Texas public retirement systems. This accreditation does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our MET program.


  • Engaging Dialogue and Interaction: At PATS, we believe that learning is enhanced through interaction and dialogue. Connect with fellow trustees from across the nation, exchange ideas, and engage in meaningful conversations that enrich your understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the world of pension plan governance. 
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the wisdom and expertise of renowned thought leaders in the field. Our faculty comprises seasoned professionals and industry experts who are committed to equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your role as a trustee. 
  • Intimate Format: PATS is designed to foster a close-knit learning environment. With a limited number of participants, you'll have ample opportunities to engage with faculty and fellow attendees, ensuring a tailored and personalized learning experience. 
  • Timely and Relevant Themes: Each year PATS features two crucial topics that are not only timely and relevant, but crucial to a trustee's professional development.
  • Unparalleled Learning Opportunities: Delve into two carefully selected themes that hold immense significance for pension plan trustees. Each year, our program focuses on dynamic topics, ensuring that you stay ahead of the curve and well-versed in the latest industry trends. 
  • Networking: Connect, share ideas and best practices with your colleagues and or clients at the conference.

NCPERS is recognized as a learning provider and is an accredited sponsor of continuing education in several states.