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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.

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.

NEW! Advance Planning for Retirees: This program, designed just for TRS retirees, reviews timely topics such as beneficiary designations, online TRS accounts access, and Required Minimum Distributions. To register for this program, please contact our Member Services Center, or use the registration form that is published in our Benefits Report newsletter.

Onsite Educational Programs

Please check back soon. We will be offering additional classes in the fall.

Classes are held in our Member Education Center on the second floor at 55 Water Street. 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.

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.