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PMI Qualification Consultations

We support and develop the experts who are responsible for running the UK’s pensions and employee retirement benefits industry and are acknowledged as the leading professional body for establishing, maintaining and improving professional standards in every area of pension scheme management, consultancy and trusteeship.

We provide a full range of qualifications, membership and support services for the ongoing professional development of our 6,000 members. Our vision, purpose and objectives can be found here.

We play a vital role in shaping the nation’s pensions industry and, as a result, impact on the success of UK business as a whole. We are a non lobbying professional body who works with government and other bodies in the financial sector to ensure the views of our members are put forward in a sound and impartial manner.

With over 35 years of successful operation behind us, we pride ourselves in leading the future of pension’s standards and practices across the UK and in doing so, are committed to ensuring that pensions professionals and trustees achieve professional excellence.


Vince Linnane
PMI Chief Executive


About PMI                       Become a Member   
Become a Fellow           Associate  Member      
Certficate Member        Diploma Member
Affiliate Member             

Get Involved in PMI

Serve on Council                         Support Qualifications         
Contribute to Publications         Contribute to Events                 
Serve on PMI Committees

PMI Accredited Adviser Programme

Programme Information                                     Apply for an SPS      
Continuing Professional Development           Qualifications

PMI Regional Groups

Eastern                               London                            Midlands
North East                          North West                      Scotland
Southern                            South West

Pension Trustee Support

Trustee Group
Association of Professional Pension Trustees


PMI Events

Our heavyweight programme of events will offer you stimulating content, top quality speakers, vigorous debate, and excellent networking opportunities, which prove to be a highlight of the pensions calendar.

PMI News

Our monthly magazine which  offers technical feature articles, updates from the Pensions Regulator and NEST, details on forthcoming PMI events and qualification updates, news from our Regional Groups and a list of pension job vacancies.

PMI Technical News 

Our quarterly newsletter which is sent to all our professional pensions and trustee members. It addresses, in depth, one particular topic which is of current interest.


Our online TV channel offers a selection of topical, relevant and informative programmes to pensions professionals and trustees. Developed in association with Asset TV, it provides a broad range of presentations, comment, interviews, and webcasts from key figureheads within the pensions industry.

Continuing Professional Development

Our annual Continuing Professional Development programme supports PMI members in advancing their knowledge and expanding their skills. Members can update their CPD records by logging in to the members area at the top of this page and selecting "Your PMI."

PMI Trustee Group                    

Our Trustee Group is dedicated to supporting individual trustees. It is managed by a committee of pensions practitioners who are involved in all aspects of trusteeship, so the issues faced by trustees are readily recognised.


Our online resource designed to cover key aspects of the role of the Secretary to the Trustee Board.

PMI Partners                      

Our partners offer pensions professionals and trustees fast track access to the most up to date information available in the pensions industry including the latest knowledge and research.

PMI Extra                      

Our unique package of benefits specially tailored to PMI members presenting a portfolio of fantastic discounts on a range of everyday products and services.

Pension Careers 

Our online jobs service, created exclusively for the UK pensions profession, which provides a vast selection of pensions jobs from leading recruitment agencies and employers.            

PMI Regional Groups 

Our network of UK Regional Groups organise local seminars, talks and social events. In addition, they provide study support and advice to Students who are preparing themselves for PMI examinations.

The Learning Gateway 

Free access to Standard Life Investments’ educational portal which offers a wide-range of educational resources designed to support professional development and training needs.

Discussion Forums

Discussion forums are run in partnership with mallowstreet. Details can be found here

Details of PMI Qualifications can be found in the Qualifications 2014 overview brochure. 

PMI and Imperial College

Members will be aware that the PMI has been in discussion with Imperial College, London over the creation of a new Masters degree built around the PMI Advanced Diploma in Retirement Provision.

Further information on a possible new Masters degree is now available and we are inviting feedback from all interested parties. Click here to download full details.

Developent work on this project is ongoing and it is hoped further announcements can be made in spring 2014.

PMI and Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have become an increasingly important aspect of Government strategy and have generated much interest in recent years.  We have been seeking ways to be able to incorporate PMI qualifications within the apprenticeship structure.  Click here for further details on the current situation and some of the likely future developments.

The PMI Qualifications Framework

Guidelines on which qualifications are appropriate to a range of industry employment sectors and the links to individual qualifications details are outlined below:

New to Pensions

Award in Pensions Essentials                     Certificate in Pensions Essentials  
Retirement Provision Certificate

Certificate in Pensions Automatic Enrolment 


Award in Pensions Essentials                     Certificate in Pensions Essentials

Certificate in Pensions Calculations          Certificate in Pensions Administration

Certificate in Pensions Automatic Enrolment

Diploma in Pensions Administration

Managers, Consultants and Advisers

Advanced Diploma                                          Diploma in Retirement Provision

Certificate in Pensions Automatic Enrolment

Diploma in Employee Benefits and Retirement Savings 
Diploma in International Employee Benefits


Award in Pension Trusteeship

Retail Pensions Advisers

Diploma in Regulated Retirement Advice

Latest news

This section of our website brings you all the latest news from the PMI.

Latest press releases

This section of our website provides you with access to all our press releases since 2011.

PMI events

Here you will find a list of forthcoming PMI events including our Annual Conferences, Technical Seminars, Trustee Seminars and Annual Dinner. There are also details of other pensions events which are taking place in the industry. 

PMI Expert Partners

This section of our website brings all PMI members the latest White Papers, research, articles and news from acknowledged pensions industry leaders in the following fields:

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Automatic Enrolment

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Diversified Investment Opportunities

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Fiduciary Management

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Infrastructure Investment Adviser

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Post Retirement Income

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Target Date Funds

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Transition Management and Implementation

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PMI Research Partners

This section of our website brings together research projects that we have undertaken with our partners covering many issues which are important to our members and pensions professionals.

PMI/JLT - Adminstration - to cleanse or not to cleanse? That is the question

PMI/Standard Life - DC Pulse

PMI/Towers Watson - Pensions Websites - what do members need?

PMI/HSBC - Pension Schemes for the 21 Century - is there a third way?

PMI Study Support Partners

Our Specialist Support Partners help us produce the highest quality study material for our qualifications. Click here for further details.


We are currently consulting on the following qualification developments:

Advanced Diploma in Retirement Provision: Proposals for Change

Certificate in DC Governance

We would value your feedback on these consultations.  Full details can be found within the consultation documents. An online survey is also available and the links can be found as follows:

Advanced Diploma

DC Governance

The consultations are open until 11 August 2014.

We have several initiatives of assistance to those interested in automatic enrolment:

Certificate in Pensions Automatic Enrolment

This qualification provides an overview of employer requirements and obligations associated with automatic enrolment and an understanding of its practical effective implementation. For full details click here

Expert Partnership

Capita is the PMI’s Automatic Enrolment Expert Partner and  provides thought leadership, advice and opinion  on this extremely timely and topical area. For full details click here


Our Seminars and Conferences provide expert opinion and experience surrounding the latest automatic enrolment issues in rder to assist in ensuring your schemes is run effectively.For full details click here

We provide a range of services for trustees:

PMI Trustee Group

The PMI Trustee Group is dedicated to supporting individual trustees and trustee boards. The NEW Trustee Group CPD scheme has been introduced to recognise and reward ‘Blue Riband’ trustee boards without the addition of more red tape! Current members are drawn from over 100 UK pension schemes.

Click here for more details.

Awards in Pension Trusteeships examinations

The Awards in Pension Trusteeship (APT) examinations are two qualifications for trustees, or those interested in trusteeship, based on the Pensions Regulator’s indicative syllabus. They provide formal recognition of a trustee’s knowledge and understanding (TKU) in line with the requirements of the Pensions Act 2004.

Click here for more details. 

Trustee Seminars and events

We run a PMI Trustee Group Seminar twice a year in June and November, these events help trustees to focus on areas of risk and provide them with the information and guidance they need to ensure that their company’s scheme is running effectively.

We also run a range of technical seminars and conferences that would appeal to trustees.

For further details see the events section of this website.


Our online resource designed to cover key aspects of the role of the Secretary to the Trustee Board.

Association of Professional Pension Trustees

The aims of this group are to encourage and promote the highest professional standards in those who practise as professional pension trustees and promote the role of professional trustees.

Click here for furher details.


Consultation Responses

We regularly respond to consultative documents on behalf of our membership. An archive of our responses is available for you to download in pdf format. Click on the relevant link below to view the documents issued in each year.

2014                     2013                   2012                  2011                    2010                    Archive

PMI Governance

PMI Governance documents bring together all of the key information that governs how PMI is managed on behalf of it's members. The key documents can be accessed here

Useful Website Links

Links to a number of useful websites associated with financial services

Terms of Website Use

Terms and conditions and cookie policy can be found here.

Pensions Terminology

The latest edition can be found here.


Our Membership Department is responsible for PMI membership, Continuing Professional Development, the PMI Trustee Group, the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and PMI Extra.


The Qualifications Department manages our wide range.of  nationally recognised qualifications covering the various disciplines underpinning pension scheme management.

Commercial Development

Our Commercial Development Department is responsible for PMI publications, PMI events, sponsorship partnerships, PMI TV, and general PMI marketing.


Our Finance Department is responsible for subscriptions, accounts and invoices.

Central Office Support

Central Office Support is responsible for our HR, training, and is the first point of contact for PMI Council, External Affairs Committee and Regional Groups.

Professional Standards 

Professional Standards is responsible for pre-post qualification standards and the governance of the PMI.


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