Login to Online Education Portal

Share this program:

Self-Paced Online

The Fundamentals of Pension Fund Administration

Share this program:

Date Published

October 4, 2018


Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts


Pension Administration


For immediate assistance please consult our FAQ page. If you're unable to find the answer you need, please call 737-201-2059 (M-F, 8am-6pm CT) or e-mail customer service.


This program will provide pension trustees with an overview of the basics of pension fund administration.

In Part One, you will get an overview of the legal authority and State oversight of firefighter pension funds, as well as an introduction to fund membership and legal aspects of the control and management of the fund. A short overview of the legal issues in benefit administration and funding will also be addressed.

In Part Two, a veteran pension fund trustee will provide a firsthand account of the responsibilities for administering a pension fund, from learning your role as trustee to what has worked (and not worked) in overseeing responsibilities as a trustee and fiduciary to the fund. A focus on the importance of communication with the membership, as well as the municipality and union, will also be explored.

2 Hours of Continuing Education available for those who qualify.

This program is brought to you in partnership with the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, who would like to congratulate the Barrington Fire Protection District on adopting a model code that included fire sprinkler protection for residential occupancies such as single-family homes, townhomes and multifamily.

Please visit homelifesafety.com to learn more.

Expand summary
back to top


Carolyn Welch Clifford
Partner - Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd.

Carolyn Welch Clifford has devoted her legal career to the representation of local governments in Illinois with a special... Read More

JD Bruchsaler
Fire Lieutenant; Pension Trustee Secretary - Park Ridge Firefighters’ Pension Fund

JD Bruchsaler has been a dedicated Fire Lieutenant with the Park Ridge Fire Department and Battalion Chief with the Wonder... Read More

back to top

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

The Fundamentals of Pension Fund Administration - Video
The Fundamentals of Pension Fund Administration - Paper
back to top


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

back to top

How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

back to top


Refund Policy
SeminarWeb and Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts programs are non-refundable.

Privacy Statement
We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. Read Statement.