Certificate in Pensions Calculations

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The Certificate in Pensions Calculations (CPC) is a qualification for pensions administrators designed to demonstrate competence in the manual calculation of benefits of occupational pension schemes.

Who is this course for?


Pensions administrators.

Assessment method


The case studies for the examinations are based on three (3) fictitious pension schemes.  

Two (2) of these are final salary schemes – one of which is a CARE scheme – and the other is a money purchase scheme. 

The CARE scheme and the money purchase scheme are not contracted out whereas the other final salary scheme was contracted out for category A members until 5 April 2016.

Learners have to be able to carry out manual calculations for all three schemes. Learners also have to write at least one letter to communicate the benefits payable and request any further information required before the scheme can pay the benefits.

Study time


The qualification comprises seven compulsory units.




Examination Entry Fee (per unit) £220

Re-sit fee £200 (Membership must be up to date)

Please note: To sit this qualification you must be at least a Student member of the PMI, currently £178 (Until August 2025) . The student membership year normally runs from the 1 September to 31 August. You do not have to apply for a PMI membership separately as the applicable price would be added to you cart while registering for the exam.

New students can take advantage of up to 3 months complimentary student membership by enrolling today.

Final Certificate £85


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pmiqualifications@pensions-pmi.org.uk or 02073927436 

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Spring 2024 results have been released. Please contact us asap if you have not received your results; pmiqualifications@pensions-pmi.org.uk

Applications are now open for September 2024 exams. 

Next online exam dates - 16-20th September 2024

In order to sit this exam, you must ensure you adhere to the following:

  • Ensure you have access to a working webcam as you will be remotely invigilated
  • Ensure you have appropriate IT permission to download the Testreach exam app TestReach
  • Ensure you have read our policy here before making any bookings
  • Ensure you have read the Testreach documentation under 'useful resources'
  • Ensure you are using the learning material here when revising for your exam
  • Ensure you have a look at the study skills website here, for valuable study tips

Well, what would I do without the PMI? The work I have done over the years - and the people I have been involved with - has given me so much pleasure and enjoyment!

Dominic Croft, Chief Examiner for the Certificate in Pensions Calculation