Educational Programs

TRS offers the following educational programs to eligible members in our training facility at 55 Water Street. Open Onsite Educational Programs below for the upcoming schedule.

Getting Ready for Retirement: This is a tier-specific program for members planning to retire in the next 12 months. The program guides members through the retirement application process, describes retirement plans and payment options, and explores some post-retirement issues to help your transition to retirement.

Introduction to the TDA Program: This program is for in-service members who are new to the Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) Program, TRS' supplemental retirement plan. The plan's features and benefits are presented, and the steps for enrolling are explained. Whether you haven’t joined TDA yet or you want to learn how to maximize your participation, this session is for you.

Your TRS Benefits and Services: This is a program for Tier IV members with under 10 years of membership service. It gives an overview of membership benefits and TRS services and addresses key topics such as purchasing service credit, understanding TRS account statements, and using the TRS website to manage your account.

NEW! Tier VI—Planning for Tomorrow: Designed just for Tier VI members, this program describes TRS benefits, contributions, and services. The session also explains purchasing service credit, enrolling in the TDA Program, and using the TRS website to manage your account.

    • Onsite Educational Programs

      Below is a list of classes scheduled through August 2017. Classes are held in our training facility at 55 Water Street and attendance is limited to 30 participants. Once a class is filled, it is removed from the list.

      Members who would like to attend an educational program must register in advance by logging in to the secure section of our website and accessing the Educational Programs feature.

      Getting Ready for Retirement—Tier IV (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

      Thursday, July 6, 2017

      Tuesday, July 11, 2017

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      Monday, July 17, 2017

      Tuesday, July 18, 2017

      Thursday, July 20, 2017

      Monday, July 31, 2017

      Tuesday, August 1, 2017

      Thursday, August 3, 2017

      Tuesday, August 8, 2017

      Thursday, August 10, 2017

      Monday, August 21, 2017

      Thursday, August 24, 2017

      Getting Ready for Retirement—Tier II (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

      Monday, August 14, 2017

      Getting Ready for Retirement—Tier I (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

      Tuesday, August 15, 2017

      Introduction to the TDA Program (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

      Thursday, August 17, 2017

      Your TRS Benefits and Services (9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

      Tuesday, August 22, 2017

      How to Register

      Members who would like to attend an educational program must register in advance. To register, please log in to the secure section and access the Educational Programs feature. As an alternative, you may contact our Member Services Center for a registration form, or use the registration forms that are regularly published in our In-Service News newsletter.

    • Online Educational Programs

      Sorry—no online educational programs are available at this time. However, please view our video tutorials for using our website.