Diploma in Retirement Provision

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This course is part of the following PMI Pathways...

This qualification rewards and acknowledges the completion of core pension technical units that form part of the Advanced Diploma in Retirement Provision. This can be taken as a standalone qualification or as part of the Advanced Diploma.

Please note that the ADRP qualification will cease to exist in it's current format from April 2028 meaning all existing or new learners would only have five years to complete this qualification from 2023. 

We encourage learners to consider the Retirement Provision Pathway ,which is very similar to the units that encompass the ADRP qualification. The level of the qualification and member benefits remains the same as the ADRP qualification . Learners can achieve the APMI membership upon successful completion of this pathway.

Who is this course for?


Senior pension scheme administrators working on DB or DC pension schemes

Assessment method


As of Spring 2023, all units that come under the DRP qualification will be assessed via short answer questions only. The multiple choice questions (MCQ) have been removed and will no longer form part of the question paper. Please refer to the DRP specification under 'useful resources' for further information regarding how the exams will be assessed. 


Study time


This qualification comprises six units, of which five must be passed in order to complete the qualification. There are four core units plus a choice of specialist optional units (DB or DC).



Core Unit Exam Entry (per unit) £560

Specialist Unit Exam Entry (per unit) £560

Revision Course (webinar) £75

Core Unit Examination Re-Sit Fee (per unit) £300

Specialist Unit Examination Re-Sit Fee (per unit) £300

For re-sit exam booking , please send an email to PMI qualification inbox as all resit bookings are managed internally.

Diploma Certificate (not Advanced) £85

Diploma Transcript £25

Please note: To sit this qualification you must be at least a Student member of the PMI, currently £178 (£75 from 1 April 2024 – 31 August 2024) . The student membership year 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.


Any questions?


pmiqualifications@pensions-pmi.org.uk or 020 7392 7417

Contact now

Spring 2024 ADRP results will be issued in the w/c 1st July 2024 .

Next online exam dates: 15-19 April 2024

Applications are now closed.

Learners can book onto the revision session  via this link


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
  • Ensure you have referred to the important notice under 'assessment method'