PMI Accreditation provides formal independent recognition of high quality programmes and their contribution to the professional development needs of those participating in them. Programmes can include a wide variety of training, development and learning programmes, materials and courses. They may be discrete, unique events or regular sessions, online learning programmes or web based video, internal or commercially focussed.
We accredit programmes that contribute directly to raising standards in the field of pensions, employee benefits and retirement savings.
PMI Accreditation is distinct from any process of verification or approval that may be undertaken in connection with the delivery of our qualifications. PMI Accreditation does not confer any qualification or membership status on those who undertake accredited programmes.
The period of accreditation is linked to the nature of the programme but for ongoing programmes it is reviewed at least annually.
Benefits of being accredited
The benefits include:
- ability to use the 'PMI Accredited' logo in conjunction with accredited programmes
- an accredited programme can be described as a 'PMI Accredited Professional Programme'
- where relevant, 'PMI Accredited' programmes will meet the requirements of one or all of the various PMI CPD programmes
- independent recognition of high quality which could be shared with clients and potential clients
- meeting the accreditation criteria provides a robust quality assurance process
- closer association with the PMI and our goals, and recognition on our website and in PMI News
- contributing to raising standards in the industry
What can be accredited?
We accredit specific educational programmes which can include:
- face to face or web based training
- training materials
- web based e-learning/video
- internal or commercially provided training
- seminars/workshops or similar events
Each specific programme must be individually accredited.
As the pilot develops we will add details of the programmes that have achieved PMI Accreditation to the PMI Accredited programmes page.
Accreditation standards and criteria
In order for a programme to be accredited it must meet the criteria for the quality of content, delivery and outcome. Click here to see the standards and criteria.
There will be a fee for accreditation depending on the nature of the programme. In some cases it may not be possible to ascertain the correct fee until an initial assessment has been made. Please contact us for further guidance.
How to apply
Organisations can apply for accreditation for specific programmes. They must complete an application form as fully as possible. Click here to download a copy of the application form as a PDF document (a Microsoft Word verison can be obtained from the link at the bottom of this page).
The application form and appropriate fee must be returned with relevant supporting evidence.
Accreditation decisions can take up to six weeks.
Please contact Neil Scott at PMI for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org