Retirement Provision Certificate

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

The Retirement Provision Certificate is ideal for employees new to pensions, support staff and those professionals working in related fields. It provides a broad introduction to pensions and other related benefits in the UK.

Who is this course for?


The qualification has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of people, not just pension professionals, including: those who are starting out on a career in pensions or a related area; those whose work involves one particular aspect of retirement provision, such as investment, legal or accounting; those whose job requires an overview of the principles underpinning retirement provision.

Assessment method


This qualification is assessed by a two hour 80 question multiple choice examination. 


Study time


The qualification comprises a single compulsory unit.




Examination Entry (Non-Member) £698

Please note: To sit this qualification you must be at least a Student member of the PMI, currently £178 (£90 from 1 April 2024 – 31 August 2024) . The student membership year runs from the 1 September to 31 August.

Examination Entry (Current Member) £520

Re-Sit Fee £300 (You must ensure your membership is up to date)

Revision Course via webinar £75


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Next online exam date: 26 March 2024. Applications are open until 26th January 2024 , 4 pm *LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE*

Learners have the option to book onto a package deal (revision session + exam entry) at a reduced rate. If you want to book onto the package deal, please click here.

Learners can book onto the revision session only 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