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Pre-Retirement Education Program


 Good News!

If you were unable to register for a PREP near you, add your name to a waitlist!

  1. Go to the 2019 PREP Schedule chart on this page.
  2. Click on the link for your preferred location.
  3. Click: Register > Join Waitlist

Once a seat becomes available, an email is sent allowing you 24 hours to register.



Important Things to Know:

  • Employer representatives are welcome to attend as ongoing education for their staff's retirement benefits. View the employer schedule and register.
  • PREPS are a comprehensive overview of Tier 1 and Tier 2 benefits.
  • Tier 3 Benefits will not be covered in the presentation.
  • One-on-one sessions are not offered at the Pre-Retirement Education Program.
  • Retirement Eligibility, Medical insurance benefits and reemployment after retirement are among the topics covered in the program.
  • Please contact your employer in regard to leave used to attend the program.
  • Each guest planning to attend the program will need to register to guarantee a seat.  Please have your ticket available upon arrival. 

Print  2019 PREP Flyer

View 2019 Personnel Memo

2019 PREP Schedule
KACo - MorningFrankfortThursday, May 168:30am - 12:00pm ESTConcluded
KACo - AfternoonFrankfortThursday, May 161:00pm - 4:30pm ESTConcluded
Lexington Convention CenterLexingtonThursday, May 308:30am - 12:00pm ESTConcluded
Center for Rural DevelopmentSomersetTuesday, June 48:30am - 12:00 pm ESTConcluded
Morehead Conference CenterMoreheadWednesday, June 128:30am - 12:00pm ESTConcluded
Jenny Wiley State Resort ParkPrestonsburgTuesday, June 188:30am - 12:00pm ESTConcluded
University of Louisville Event and Conference CenterLouisvilleWednesday, July 108:30am - 12:00pm ESTConcluded
WKU Knicely Conference CenterBowling GreenTuesday, July 168:30am - 12:00pm CSTSession Full
Elizabethtown Community and Technical CollegeElizabethtownWednesday, July 178:30am- 12:00pm ESTSession Full
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort ParkGilbertsvilleTuesday, July 308:30am - 12:00pm CSTSession Full
Ballard Convention CenterMadisonvilleWednesday, July 318:30am - 12:00pm CSTSession Full
Gateway Community and Technical College- Boone CampusFlorenceThursday, August 88:30am - 12:00pm ESTSession Full


 Do I need to register my spouse or a guest? 

Yes. Each guest must register to ensure the facility does not exceed capacity. Please mark them as a "Guest of the Member." 

Will a counselor be available to discuss my individual account?

KRS counselors will be available to discuss questions of a general nature but there will be NO one-on-one counseling. 

Will my employer grant leave time in order for me to attend? 

Please contact your employer as this is determined by individual agencies. 

Will this program be beneficial to me if I ONLY have certified service with a board of education, community college and/or university? 

No. Reciprocity is a topic that will be discussed in the program but that agreement is for those members that have service in both KRS and another state-administered retirement program such as Teachers' Retirement System, Judicial Retirement System and/or Legislative Retirement System. 

I am an Employer Representative. I would like to attend the Pre-Retirement Education Program to better understand member benefits. I would also like to attend the Reporting Official Training. Do I need to register for these programs separately?

Yes. You may register for the Pre-Retirement Education Program through Eventbrite. You may also register for the Reporting Official through Employer Self-Service (ESS).

If I am unable to attend, can I give my ticket to another member?

Yes, if they meet the requirements to attend. While they are permitted to attend in your place, we will not  to provide an Annual Statement with their account information. If requested, an Annual Statement will be mailed to them at the conclusion of the program. 

2017 PREP Presentation Videos


Please note the 2017 PREP Session videos do not reflect legislative changes enacted during the 2017 and 2018 Regular Sessions of the General Assembly.

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