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Membership by experience

This membership is open to senior professionals who do not have any PMI qualifications but can successfully demonstrate their professional competence and have a minimum of 10 years pensions related specialist knowledge. All qualified members are entitled to use the designatory initials EPMI.


Existing members: please ensure your details are up to date on your My PMI member portal.

Eligibility and requirements


Available to appropriately qualified and experienced individuals who do not have the Institute’s own qualifications but would like to gain PMI membership.

It is essential that applicants have a minimum of 10 years pensions related specialist knowledge and experience and applicants’ roles should be readily recognised by pensions practitioners.

All candidates are required to submit the following:

1. CV outlining the relevant experience and Supporting Statement demonstrating how they meet the criteria (500-1000 words). Applicants must show that they have experience across a broad range of topics which may include in one or more of the following areas or in-depth knowledge in one or more:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Pensions Actuarial
  • Pensions Audit
  • Pensions Communication
  • Pensions Law
  • Pensions Management Retirement
  • Benefits
  • Pensions Policy

2. Provide evidence of their contributions to the industry (500-1000 words).

3. Two references from active FPMI members (with a minimum of 5-year membership) and/or references from the applicant’s previous and current employer (minimum two employers).

You will need to provide the full names and email addresses of your chosen references who the PMI will contact.

Membership period


The membership runs on a rolling renewal basis for a 12-month period that starts from the date we approve your application.

Member benefits


Members can enjoy a range of benefits allowing you to keep on top of your professional development:

  • Use of Post-nominals (EPMI)
  • CPD Online recording tool
  • Access to PMI output – ie. Pensions Aspects magazine, PMI Newsletters – Membership, Learning, Knowledge, Events (Including PMI Technical news (quarterly technical supplement)
  • Eligible for co-option onto PMI governing structures (boards, committees)
  • Sharing expertise knowledge with student/junior members of the PMI (incl. in multi pension disciplines and improved interaction between private and public sectors) through Q&A/coffee break sessions
  • Access to PMI regional groups 
  • Access to member initiatives such as the PMI Mentoring and Development Programme
  • PMI Extra (member discounts and savings)
  • Pensions Aspects monthly - Opportunity to have your written articles featured in the magazine
  • Access to PMI produced research reports and thought leadership content produced by influential leaders of the sector
  • Free access to all video content and webinars on BrightTalk (webinar platform)

Benefits for employers

  • Invitation to attend 1-2 Fellowship Network events per year
  • Networking opportunity with decision makers of the pensions sector
  • Assurance and credibility of hiring individuals with a proven level of experience
  • Opportunity to be invited to exclusive roundtables, debates, and discussions
  • Reduced member rates/or free places at selected events
  • Free access to video content and webinars on BrightTalk (webinar platform)
  • Opportunity to purchase exhibition and sponsorship items to market and raise awareness of your products and services 


Wallet Membership

Subscription fee £650 (payment due upon becoming approved)

One off application fee £150 (non-refundable)

Yearly renewal fee £550


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