As the leading professional body for the global financial services profession, the Chartered Insurance Institute (the CII) promotes higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability.
With over 100,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world’s largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services. As one of the largest examination awarding bodies in the UK, it has delivered education to over one million students in 150 countries over the last ten years. Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and understanding. Membership of the CII signals a desire to develop broad professional capability and to subscribe to the standards associated with professional status. 


CII (Award)

This single-unit qualification is ideal for those outside the UK and starting their careers in the insurance sector. The unit (W01) Award in General Insurance helps develop a basic understanding of insurance principles, procedures and products.


This single-unit qualification is designed for those working in customer facing roles in insurance outside the UK. It helps build the skills and knowledge required to deliver excellent customer service. READ MORE...


CII (Award)

Designed for financial advisers and insurance agents working outside the UK, this single-unit qualification provides a solid grounding in the core financial and life assurance products and offers guidance on what constitutes professional practice, thereby providing a framework for ethical behaviour. READ MORE...


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To complete the Award you must study a single study text and then pass the associated exam.

The exam itself takes the form of a two-hour online consisting of 100 multiple choice questions. There is once or twice a month CII public exam (online) sittings here in our Institute. The nominal pass mark is 70%.

Cert CII

There are no entry requirements to study for the Certificate.

To achieve the Certificate in Insurance you must accumulate a minimum of 40 credits. Candidates are required to take (W01) Award in General Insurance - worth 15 credits.


There are no entry requirements in order to study for the Diploma. However, we would recommend that Diploma candidates hold the following qualifications or their equivalent:

• Certificate in Insurance or 5 GCSEs grade C or equivalent.

To achieve the Diploma you must accumulate 120 credits, with at least 90 at Diploma level or above.

We would recommend that all Diploma entrants also sit unit (W01) Award in General Insurance as this covers the workings of the market, including the legal and regulatory framework and the essentials of insurance practice.

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