Retirement Benefits

New Online Service Credit Purchase Process

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Are you eligible to purchase CalPERS service credit? Do you know what service credit purchase types we offer? And do you know how a service credit purchase would benefit you?

If you’re interested in purchasing service credit, we’ve now made it even easier. Simply complete a series of eligibility questions to determine the service credit types you may be eligible for and submit your request using your myCalPERS account.

Submitting your purchase request through myCalPERS is secure and convenient, and it allows us to quickly determine your eligibility. We will keep you up to date with status emails as your request is processed, or you can track the status of your request. You can also upload any additional required documents through your account.

Steps to Request a Service Credit Purchase in myCalPERS:

  1. Log in to your myCalPERS account and select the Retirement tab at the top.
  2. Select Service Credit Purchase and then select the Search for Purchase Options
  3. Complete the questions to determine the service credit types for which you may be eligible.

Save Time—Request Your Service Credit Online

Log in to myCalPERS today to explore your purchase options. To help you make an informed decision, you can find details about service credit purchase and payment options on our Service Credit webpage.

If you have questions about your CalPERS service credit purchase, send us a message through myCalPERS or call us at 888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377).