Plansponsor Institute


The PLANSPONSOR Institute is the educational arm of PLANSPONSOR®, the nation’s leading authority on retirement issues. For more than a decade, we have provided news, insight and information services to help employers and financial advisers navigate the complex world of retirement and benefit programs.

Training Philosophy

Successful training results in behavioral change for the people who participate. When achieved within a business context, such changed behavior should move an organization toward attaining a critical objective. Without a clear objective and practical strategies that lead to behavioral change for the students, training is unproductive.


PLANSPONSOR Institute, the educational arm of PLANSPONSOR, has established the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional (PRP) designation as the industry benchmark for measuring retirement sales and service expertise. By earning the PRP designation, retirement professionals not only demonstrate their commitment to the industry, but enjoy the benefits of an exclusive ongoing support system through PLANSPONSOR.