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Insurance Underwriting Process (IF3)

IF3 (15 CII credits – Certificate level credits)

Insurance Underwriting Process provides you with knowledge and understanding of the role of underwriting including identification, assessment and acceptance of risk, rating and relevant financial factors.

In the early days of marine insurance, the details of a ship or cargo to be insured would be described on a slip. This slip would be taken to Lloyd's of London. The person to carry the risk would read the details, then sign the slip under the details of the risk. In this way, the person carrying the risk became known as the underwriter.

The underwriting process is far more complicated today, but the term still applies.

Insurance is based on the concept of the common pool. Contributions, in the form of premiums, from many people go into this pool out of which the losses of the few are met. In essence, the task of the underwriter is to manage this pool as effectively and profitably as possible.

The role of the underwriter is to assess the risk, decide whether or not to accept the risk, or how much to accept; determine the terms, conditions and scope of cover to be offered; and calculate a suitable premium.

We look at underwriting procedures as well as examining the specific underwriting considerations applicable to the main classes of general insurance business.

We consider the structure and content of policy wordings, premium payment, renewal and cancellation procedures as well as the main aspects of rating. The developments in related products and services will be examined and the principles involved in managing the underwriting account.

This unit covers the role of underwriting including identification, assessment and acceptance of risk, rating and relevant financial factors.

Building a successful career in insurance

This course is for you if you work in insurance or aspire for a rewarding career in insurance.

Please note: If you hold LM3 and subsequently gain IF3 you will gain no additional credits.

Summary of learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the material circumstances relating to the insurance underwriting process.
  2. Understand underwriting procedures relating to the insurance underwriting process.
  3. Understand insurance policies in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  4. Understand renewals and cancellation in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  5. Understand personal insurances in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  6. Understand commercial insurances in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  7. Understand the main ‘support’ type insurance services available.
  8. Understand underwriting considerations in relation to the insurance underwriting process.
  9. Understand the principles and practices of pricing.
  10. Understand pricing factors within the context of the insurance underwriting process.
  11. Understand managing exposure within the context of the insurance underwriting process.

More information:

Download 2020 syllabus (PDF)

Download 2020 exam guide (PDF)

Assessment:

  • 2-hour exam
  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • 70% nominal pass mark

Recommended study hours: 60

Prepare for success with Enrolment plus:

Improve your chances of exam success with Enrolment plus and receive extra IF3 revision aids with your enrolment.

Save while you study: Members save £92 purchasing extra revision aids with Enrolment plus. Non-members save £102.

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Enrolment plus – 2020 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Jan 20 to 31 Dec 20)

Members
£243.00
Non-members
£325.00
Study text, exam entry and additional revision aids

Included in your Enrolment plus:

Study text

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

A printable PDF and ebook of the study text are available on RevisionMate. Access is only available during your enrolment period. Online updates to the study text will also be made available (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Printable PDF

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

RevisionMate

You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum and the latest examination guide.

Exam entry

Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

Key facts booklet

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. 

A printable PDF and ebook of the key facts booklet are available on RevisionMate. Please note that access is only available during your enrolment period. The guidelines for the study text ebook and printable PDF also apply for the key facts  

This product will be added to your RevisionMate account within 2 working days of purchasing.

Printed copy of the key facts booklet

If you would like a printed copy of the key facts booklet, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

Question pack

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 225 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Learn interactive tutorial

Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Please note: 

  • Access is only available during your enrolment period.
  • Due to content formatting, the tutorial is best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.
  • This is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.

 


Study text, exam entry and additional revision aids

Included in your Enrolment plus:

Study text

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

A printable PDF and ebook of the study text are available on RevisionMate. Access is only available during your enrolment period. Online updates to the study text will also be made available (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Printable PDF

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

RevisionMate

You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum and the latest examination guide.

Exam entry

Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

Key facts booklet

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. 

A printable PDF and ebook of the key facts booklet are available on RevisionMate. Please note that access is only available during your enrolment period. The guidelines for the study text ebook and printable PDF also apply for the key facts  

This product will be added to your RevisionMate account within 2 working days of purchasing.

Printed copy of the key facts booklet

If you would like a printed copy of the key facts booklet, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

Question pack

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 225 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Learn interactive tutorial

Online tutorial providing highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Please note: 

  • Access is only available during your enrolment period.
  • Due to content formatting, the tutorial is best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.
  • This is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It provides visually engaging and therefore memorable learning, but it covers only key and difficult topics, not the entire syllabus.

Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.
  • Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.

 

Enrolment – 2020 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Jan 20 to 31 Dec 20)

Members
£230.00
Non-members
£306.00
Study text and exam entry

Included in your Enrolment:

Study text

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

A printable PDF and ebook of the study text are available on RevisionMate. Access is only available during your enrolment period. Online updates to the study text will also be made available (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Printable PDF

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

RevisionMate

You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum and the latest examination guide.

Exam entry

Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.


Study text and exam entry

Included in your Enrolment:

Study text

Developed to assist you in understanding and learning the exam syllabus, the study text breaks down the syllabus into concise sections, with each chapter containing clearly defined learning outcomes and a series of self-test questions.

A printable PDF and ebook of the study text are available on RevisionMate. Access is only available during your enrolment period. Online updates to the study text will also be made available (further details are included on the title page of the study text).

Printable PDF

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

RevisionMate

You will have access to an unrivalled suite of online services to support your studies through our RevisionMate study tool. Access is only available during your enrolment period.

Support typically includes a study planner, a knowledge check (multiple-choice test) facility covering each chapter, student discussion forum and the latest examination guide.

Exam entry

Exams can be booked at the point of enrolment or at a later date.

Redeem exam voucher or book re-sit

Members
£102.00
Non-members
£122.00
Unit IF3 exam
 

Revision aids – 2020 edition (applicable to exams sat 01 Jan 20 to 31 Dec 20)

Members
£31.00
Non-members
£36.00
Key facts booklet (Digital only)

Key facts booklet

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. 

A printable PDF and ebook of the key facts booklet are available on RevisionMate. Please note that access is only available during your enrolment period. 

This product will be added to your RevisionMate account within 2 working days of purchasing.

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printed copy of the key facts booklet

If you would like a printed copy of the key facts booklet, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

Key facts booklet (Digital only)

Key facts booklet

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. 

A printable PDF and ebook of the key facts booklet are available on RevisionMate. Please note that access is only available during your enrolment period. 

This product will be added to your RevisionMate account within 2 working days of purchasing.

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

Printed copy of the key facts booklet

If you would like a printed copy of the key facts booklet, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.
Members
£31.00
Non-members
£36.00
Key facts booklet (Printed and digital)

Key facts booklet

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. 

A printable PDF and ebook of the key facts booklet are available on RevisionMate. Please note that access is only available during your enrolment period. 

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

 

Key facts booklet (Printed and digital)

Key facts booklet

Summarising the key information contained in the study text, a key facts booklet is perfect for studying when travelling to and from work or in situations when reading a study text is impractical. 

A printable PDF and ebook of the key facts booklet are available on RevisionMate. Please note that access is only available during your enrolment period. 

PDFs can be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from http://www.adobe.com). You can also view a PDF on most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones.

It is strongly recommended that you:

  • ensure you have sufficient paper/ink/toner before starting to print, as study texts are typically 200 pages long; and
  • print double-sided, if supported by your printer.

ebook

ebooks are compatible with most portable electronic devices including Android tablets/smart phones, Kindles and iPads/iPhones. They can also be viewed on desktop and laptop computers using appropriate EPUB/Kindle reader software (required).

ebooks are not PDF files and cannot be printed. The reading experience will depend on the portable device used or the reading software installed, if viewed on a computer.

To check that the file formats are compatible with your device/chosen e-reader software, click on the link to download a sample: Free sample chapters.

 

Members
£31.00
Non-members
£36.00
Question pack

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 225 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Dec 2020.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Question pack

Delivered online through RevisionMate, packs contain 225 questions and provide comprehensive, flexible and interactive self-testing of the unit syllabus. Question feedback is provided in the form of a chapter reference to the specific areas being tested in the official CII study text for this unit.

Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Dec 2020.

Instructions on how to access the online question pack will be sent to your registered email address within two working days of your order being placed.

Please note, these are not past papers. While questions are designed to test knowledge of the unit syllabus in preparation for the exam, they are not a product of the same development process as the actual CII examination question bank.

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Members
£46.00
Non-members
£51.00
Learn online tutorial

Delivered via RevisionMate, this online tutorial provides highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Please note: 

  • Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Dec 2020.
  • Due to content formatting, the tutorial is best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.
  • This is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It covers key and difficult topics, but not the entire syllabus.
  • This is a generic demo based on IF5.

 Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.

Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.

Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player. 

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Learn online tutorial

Delivered via RevisionMate, this online tutorial provides highly interactive study, backed by an assessment tool to check understanding as you progress with your studies.

Please note: 

  • Access to the course will not be granted after 31 Dec 2020.
  • Due to content formatting, the tutorial is best viewed on a tablet or larger screen size.
  • This is designed to complement, not replace, the primary study text. It covers key and difficult topics, but not the entire syllabus.
  • This is a generic demo based on IF5.

 Try the course demo here »

Minimum system requirements:

Operating system: Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS devices.

Web browser: Latest versions of IE/Safari/Firefox/Chrome.

Computer/laptop users: Latest version of Adobe Flash player. 

Non-EU candidates should note: if buying this option from outside the EU, you will be charged a fee without VAT. The price you will see throughout the web checkout process will be inclusive of VAT, however if you are outside the EU, your card will be charged the 'ex VAT' price and this will be reflected in the receipt you receive when payment is complete.

Study text renewal

Members
£65.00
Non-members
£92.00
Update your study text to the next edition (Digital only)

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.

Update your study text to the next edition (Digital only)

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

Printed copy of the study text

If you would like a printed copy of the study text, please select the ‘Printed and digital’ option, which will incur postage and packaging charges:

  • £7 per order: UK, Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar.
  • £15 per order: All other countries.
Members
£65.00
Non-members
£92.00
Update your study text to the next edition (Printed and digital)

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

Update your study text to the next edition (Printed and digital)

We offer the option for you to extend the life of your enrolment once your course has expired and receive the next edition of the study text together with electronic updates. This option is renewable on an annual basis.

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Learning solutions update

These updates are Learning Solutions updates for study purposes.

2020 edition

Pdf icon small To view a list of the main areas of change in the 2020 edition, please click here.

Other information:

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Qualification update

Testing Position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website www.cii.co.uk or on request.
  • Candidates will be examined on the basis of law and practice in England unless otherwise stated.
  • The IF3 examination consists of 75 multiple choice questions (MCQs). 2 hours are allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that legislative and industry changes will not be examined earlier than 3 months after they come into effect.
  • Candidates must keep up to date with legislative and industry changes that occur.

Brexit

On the 31st January 2020, the UK left the European Union and has now entered into a transition period which ends on the 21st December 2020. 

Please note: The UK decision to leave the European Union will have no immediate impact on the 2020- 2021 CII syllabuses or exams. Changes that may affect future exam syllabuses will be announced as they arise.  

Insurance Distribution Directive

The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) comes into effect on 1 October 2018.  Examinations will be reflective of the IDD from this date.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.  Examinations will be reflective of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 from 25 May 2018.

 

 

Exam guide update

The IF3 Examination Guide for exams from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 was first published in October 2018. Any questions which have been amended since the examination guide was first published will appear below.

 Question 12 - amended 25.03.2019

 

Assessment information

It is important that candidates entering for a CII assessment familiarise themselves with our service, in particular the rules and procedures that are in place.