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National Social Security Advisor Certificate Education Classes Set for 10 U.S. Cities in 2020
Friday, November 1, 2019

Professional advisors engage in an NSSA Social Security education certificate program.

Professional advisors engage in an NSSA Social Security education certificate program.

The NSSA program has become an industry standard that signals to colleagues and clients that you are able to provide them with thoughtful, strategic and expert advice on how to maximize Social Security benefits.


National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) certificate education classes for professional advisors will be offered in 10 cities nationwide in 2020, double the number of classes offered in 2019.

The nation's only accredited Social Security education certificate program will also expand to 15 webinars offered during the year, said Marc Kiner, partner with Premier Social Security Consulting in Cincinnati, which teaches the courses.

The live 2020 NSSA classroom schedule is: Ft. Lauderdale on Jan. 16; Cincinnati on Jan. 31; March 31; June 23; Sept. 16; and Dec. 7; Orlando, Fla. on March 10; San Antonio, Tex., on April 30; Atlanta, Ga., on June 2; Chicago on June 25; Cleveland, July 20; at the F.D.R. Museum in Hyde Park, Pa., Sept. 21; and in New York City, Sept. 23. Webinars will be held Jan. 13 and 29; Feb. 18; March 2 and 26; April 6; May 4; June 18; July 23; August 20; Sept. 14; Oct. 19; Nov. 16; and Dec. 10 and 21.

All live and webinar NSSA education programming runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We’re a big proponent of Situational Social Security,” said Kiner. “Every retiree has a unique situation in life—whether it’s being married, divorced, widowed, a retiree, a minor child, veteran or public employee. No matter what situation our NSSA advisors come across with their clients, we can help.”

NSSA’s accreditation is provided by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) in Washington, D.C. Professional advisors who typically enroll in the courses include CPAs; financial advisors; attorneys; insurance agents and enrolled agents.

The NSSA certificate is awarded to advisors who take the NSSA course and pass an assessment. The National Social Security Association has awarded more than 2,000 NSSA certificates since the program began in 2013.

“The NSSA program has become an industry standard that signals to colleagues and clients that you are able to provide them with thoughtful, strategic and expert advice on how to maximize Social Security benefits,” said Kiner.

The U.S. has an estimated 76 million baby boomers, nearly 20 percent of the nation’s population. Ten thousand boomers reach the full retirement age of 65 each day nationwide, said Jim Blair, Premier partner.

“That’s why we increased the number of NSSA classes in 2020 and anticipate growing the number of NSSA certificate holders by 25 percent,” he said. “It’s estimated that about 90 percent of American retirees nationwide don’t maximize their Social Security income; in this age of increased longevity and longer retirements, we want to help retirees make certain they don’t outlive their money.”

Kiner had a 39-year career as a certified public accountant and CPA business owner. Blair has 35 years of experience as a career Social Security employee and manager with the Piqua, Ohio, Social Security office.

Premier offers the NSSA Social Security education certificate program in live, all-day classes and web-based training workshops where students can participate in a live, one-day program with an NSSA instructor; and in 19-module, video-based, on-demand courses taught by NSSA instructors. On-demand students can complete workshop lectures and activities on their own time.

NSSA certificate holders receive ongoing support and resources throughout the year. Ongoing support includes questions answered and monthly webinars. The webinars help NSSA certificate holders maintain Social Security knowledge and keep up to date.
Eight continuing education credits are awarded for live classroom attendees.
Premier also offers private, on-site classes for organizations that need to provide in-house
Social Security training to multiple professional advisors.

For a complete list of services and prices, visit the NSSA options page.

“We’ve found that professional advisors, like the rest of us, are increasingly pressed for time,” said Kiner. “More advisors are choosing the all-day webinar option and on-demand videos over the live classroom. The live classes, webinars and on-demand videos all have the same content. Advisors who choose webinars and on-demand options can learn and expand their expertise in the Social Security program in the privacy of a company conference room or the comfort of a home office.”

More financial advisors are basing their practices on the needs of baby boomers, said Blair. Premier now offers by subscription a Social Security Help Centers™ internet-based, lead generation tool for professional advisors.

Premier also has a strategic partnership with Social Security Pro, which offers professional advisors a Social Security benefits calculation tool. The extensively researched and patented Social Security Pro software program is a web-based tool that can run clients’ Social Security calculations for them, said Kiner.

“People always need Social Security education,” said Blair. “It’s a complicated subject and if you don’t keep up with it, you tend to forget it. That’s why we continually review information with our NSSA advisor clients with ongoing support and keep them up to date on any new changes.

“Everything we do at Premier is aimed at educating professional advisors about the Social Security program so they can provide wise counsel to their clients on how to maximize Social Security.”

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I am enjoying the course and love the conversation between you guys on the videos, especially the trials and tribulations of party animal "Harold."
Chris K, Connecticut
I thought the information was outstanding!  I was anxious to get started and improve my foundation of knowledge surrounding social security as it has become a significant portion of our planning.
David G, Florida
Just want to say it's really great having you two to lean on when I'm uncertain.  You've trained me well but sometimes question myself.  Thanks for doing what you do!
Barbara S, Colorado
I hope all is well my friend. We filled up another 100 people last month and taught them all about social security, this is truly something special we have created to help out thousands of San Diegans and counting.
Brad W, California
Social Security is complex program where the choice you make can mean thousands of dollars of extra earnings in retirement. Knowing these choices is important to my clients and NSSA [Certificate program] has increased my ability to guide them in the right direction.
James B
I finished the on demand class today . .  I really enjoyed the class and I learned a lot. 
Adam H, Illinois
I really appreciate your examples, they make it come alive more so than articles describing strategies.
Thanks again for the training you provided it has been invaluable for my practice.
Stacey A, TN
Thanks for providing such valuable information and updates on a periodic basis. It really helps with conversations that I have with my clients.  Excellent support.
Rayyan A
It was so nice talking with you yesterday.  I was super impressed how quickly you called me!
Susan C, Florida
Thanks for the SS training last week! Learned a lot and looking forward to further focus on this important part of the financial planning matrix!
Leslie C, Kentucky
You guys helped close a big case with that answer really appreciate it. Thank you for the great work you both do.
Patrick C, California
NSSA has directly increased my credibility, my business, and overall client experience and satisfaction.
Kimberly Y, Ohio
Over the last 12 months since earning the NSSA Certificate I have brought in 40 additional clients and $400,000 in additional revenues.
David S, Washington State
You guys rock!  I am thoroughly enjoying your SS online course!
David T, Florida
Thanks guys, it is VERY much appreciated to have you take time out of your day to answer a complicated question from time to time that comes across our desks.
Bradley W, California
I attended your class and passed the NSSA assessment 2 1/2 years ago. The NSSA Certificate been a career boost and my clientele is reflecting that.
Kimberly H, Ohio
I appreciate that you are always there to support me. It means a lot! 
Danielle A, Kansas
Thanks again for the great training. I started using the information I learned with my clients immediately. It has really added to my credibility!
Rich M, Texas
This course has been very helpful to clients already, thanks again, Sam
Sam D, Connecticut
I am very pleased that I came to the education . .  What I learned is what I came for and to know that the video will be available for backup is great.
Bob Z
Thank you and Jim for the incredible work and effort put into these webinars, videos etc, let alone this program. Really a blessing to have been directed to you. Karl W was absolutely right: you guys are class acts.
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