The OEA sponsors scholarships for members interested in pursuing seats on the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS), the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), or the School Employees Retirement System (SERS) Boards.
These scholarships cover the cost of the four 2-day training sessions required to complete a Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP), as well as other related trainings and/or meetings
Priority consideration for future retirement board seat endorsement by the OEA shall be given to those candidates who have training and experience in the following areas:
- Satisfactory completion of all international foundation of employee benefit plans trustee certificate training programs;
- Completion of training specific to Ohio’s public employee retirement systems; and,
- Attendance at STRS, OPERS or SERS board and committee meetings and/or service on a public retirement system board.
The Retirement Systems Training program is conducted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), the largest educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry, will conduct the training program. A nonprofit, non-lobbying organization, the foundation is a trusted resource for objective, accurate and timely information.
The scholarship program is administered by the Office of the OEA Vice President. Applications are traditionally due mid-July. Check back in March 2019 for updated 2019-2020 scholarship details. Meanwhile, we encourage you download the 2019 Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy brochure.