Module 1 (CQS I) – Principals of Retirement Plans in Divorce

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CQS I is an introductory module developed to familiarize the candidate on the role they may play within their company or the issues encountered  if their sole practice is dedicated to preparing QDROs.

Principals of Retirement Plans in Divorce

Retirement Plans as Marital Assets

Introduction

Evolution of Retirement Plans as Marital Assets

Legislation Affecting ERISA Plans

Legislation Affecting Non-ERISA Plans

Basic Terms & Definitions

 

Valuation & Offset or Divide by a QDRO

Offsetting Marital Property

Deferred Distribution Method (QDRO)

Combination of Approaches

 

Retirement Plans as A Source of Alimony & Child Support 

Difference Between being an asset and being considered for

alimony or child support

Practical Applications

 

The Role & Responsibility of the Certified QDRO 

                        Specialist & Certified QDRO Analyst

As an expert to the court

As an advisor to the parties

 

Enhanced Role of the Benefits Specialist/HR 

                        Professional as a CQS/CQA

 

Types of Retirement Plans Encountered in Divorce

Major Types of Plans

Specific Pension Plans and Retirement Accounts

 

Discovery

Terminated Plans

Discovery Techniques, Tools & Practical Applications

Confronting an uncooperative plan administrator

The first end of module test fee for each module is included in the module fee. Subsequent retakes of the end of module exam is charged separately. The Final Certification Exam Fee, and any subsequent retake certification exams, is an additional charge. Modules and exams are subject to a 5.75% sales tax in addition to the fee itself.If the candidate does not pass the first end of module exam with a score of 70% or better, the Module Exam will have to be retaken with a Retake Fee of $20

To be become a Certified QDRO Specialist the candidate must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better. The cost to take the final exam is less expensive if the final exam is taken online. If your company or industry requires the exam to be proctored AACQP utilizes the services of SMT/ISO Quality Testing, Inc. (IQT) with locations around the U.S. CQS Online Final Certification Exam (non-proctored) $242, Proctored Final Certification Exam $290. Retake fee for online exam is $75 and for Proctored retake exam fee is $140. Certification is not granted based on the purchase of only the final exam.

Testing Information
Upon the completion of a module the candidate will be required to complete a brief end of module exam comprised of 50 questions.  The fee for each module test is included in the initial module fee. Subsequent retakes of the end of module exam will result in an additional fee to the candidate.  Modules and exams are subject to a 5.75% sales tax in addition to the fee itself.  If the candidate does not pass the first end of module exam with a score of 70% or better, the Module Exam will have to be retaken with a Retake Fee of $20.

Upon completion of all four modules a final certification exam is required to become certified.  The Final Certification Exam Fee, and any subsequent retake certification exams, is an additional charge. To be become a Certified QDRO Specialist the candidate must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better. The cost to take the final exam is less expensive if the final exam is taken online. If your company or industry requires the exam to be proctored, AACQP utilizes the services of SMT/ISO Quality Testing, Inc. (IQT) with locations around the U.S. The fee for the CQS Online Final Certification Exam (non-proctored) is $242.  The Proctored Final Certification Exam is $290. Retake fee for online exam is $75 and for Proctored retake exam fee is $140. Certification is not granted based on the purchase of only the final exam.

 

Annual Membership to AACQP: To join the American Association of Certified QDRO Professionals, it is not necessary to have completed the certification process. Members that have completed the course pay a lower annual fee ($125) than affiliated members ($225), however, both are entitled to the same benefits, which includes updates/newsletters, resources, and periodic consultation on specific issues.

Annual Membership to AACQP: To join the American Association of Certified QDRO Professionals, it is not necessary to have completed the certification process. Members that have completed the course pay a lower annual fee ($125) than affiliated members ($225), however, both are entitled to the same benefits, which includes updates/newsletters, resources, and periodic consultation on specific issues.

 

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