The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) has announced its training programme has been accredited and it will now be able to issue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates.
With The Pensions Regulator's code of practice requiring trustees to be ‘fit and proper', they must undergo regular training to ensure they are able to perform their role. Additionally, the law requires trustees to have an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of pensions and trust law.
The AMNT developed its training programme for member nominated trustees to ensure their skills and expertise are up to standard. The programme includes training seminars, conferences, and webinars to help trustees develop their knowledge.
The association, which has around 600 trustees in its membership, also provides its members with free training for the Pensions Management Institute exam.
The CPD certification provides support, advice and recognised accreditation compatible with global standards, across industry sectors.
AMNT co-chairman David Weeks commented: "I welcome the news that our training programme has been professionally accredited. This recognition is an important step forward for our members to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of their trustee roles."
Business manager Shelley Ismail added: "The AMNT recognises the need for pension trustees to undergo continual training, and we accordingly developed an effective training programme for our members, which has been running since 2010.
"I am pleased that today our training programme has been recognised by the CPD Accreditation Group and we will now be able to issue the hundreds of trustees we train each year with professional qualifications."
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