Since 1939, The Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) has provided benefits to qualified members employed by state-supported educational institutions, including public employees of K-12 school systems, two-year Community Colleges, four-year higher education institutions, and state education agencies. Our goal is to provide exceptional member services, including accurate and timely benefit payments to our eligible retirees, beneficiaries, and survivors.

Please be advised that the deadline to file an Application for Retirement is 30 to 90 days prior to the retirement date, as required by the Code of Alabama, 1975. If you are unable to have your document notarized, you should still submit your signed Application for Retirement to the RSA 30 to 90 days prior to the retirement date. You should always mail the original document to RSA at the address listed on the form, but, to meet the deadline, you may also submit a copy of the form by fax at 877.517.0021 or email

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TRS Member Benefits at a Glance 

57% of TRS Members are actively serving in positions in 215 units statewide.