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Chartered Insurance Institute
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Benefits of membership

As a member you belong to a professional body comprising thousands of individuals drawn from across the global insurance and financial services sector. It is a community united by their professional status, with all that entails in terms of maintaining standards of competence, relevance and integrity. CII membership supports professional and career development through a comprehensive programme of services.



An online library providing unrivalled access to insurance and finance services publications and documents. Members studying for CII qualifications with written exams (Diploma/Advanced Diploma) can access past exam papers with model answers. You can also access supplementary reading listed on exam syllabuses.

Membership magazine

The official membership magazine of the Chartered Insurance Institute reaches 82,000 professionals within the insurance industry. The Journal, one of the oldest and most respected titles in the insurance industry, has been published for more than 120 years and boasts a circulation of more than 82,000 CII members. Landing on desks of named individuals across the UK and 150 countries worldwide every issue of The Journal keeps members in touch with local, national and international institute activities, CII Group activities, topical industry issues and also serves as a practical aid to a member's professional development. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD helps ensure that CII qualified members have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a competitive market. The CII's qualified member CPD scheme provides a practical framework for ensuring development is addressed in a structured way to meet your personal needs, the needs of your employer and the requirements of the CII as a Chartered professional body. The scheme is designed to ensure qualified members remain competent and up-to-date and to separate them, as a member of a profession, from the mass of insurance and financial services practitioners. The scheme caters for all qualified members, irrespective of their specialism, discipline or geographical location.

To aid members with their CPD needs the CII delivers a vast programme of support through the Faculties, Knowledge Services and the local institutes (see these benefit sections for details). This takes a variety of different forms including; webinars, videos, e-books and podcasts.


Upon completion of CII qualifications, members are entitled to use internationally recognised designations on personal communication materials, business cards, resume, letterhead and so on. The designations cover the full spectrum of qualifications, in many instances with sector or discipline-specific options to enable members to demonstrate areas of specialism.

Qualification discounts

The level of member discounts on a range of learning and development services means membership can effectively pay for itself through the savings made.

  • Study and revision materials, training courses and exam entry. Typical savings around 19%.
  • Accreditation of prior learning: a 25% reduction in the fees chargeable for credits awarded into the CII qualification framework for relevant qualifications and exams passed through other awarding bodies.

Additionally, you will gain free access to a back catalogue of exam papers and specimen answers for written exams and can access a range of supplementary reference materials recommended in exam unit syllabuses online.


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Members receive exclusive discounts on CII tuition, courses and exam entry.