The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is a professional
qualification providing an enhanced understanding of insurance
practice, both technical subject matter and overall application
The Advanced Diploma is a comprehensive assessment of market
knowledge and understanding. In becoming Advanced Diploma qualified
you join the community of proven insurance professionals. It is
evidence of your purpose, commitment and ability.
It can be your passport to a successful and fulfilling
Upon completion you will be entitled to use the designation
'ACII' (CII membership and Continuing Professional Development
Who it's for
The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is appropriate for:
- Today's insurance managers and technical specialists;
- Staff with aspirations to become managers in the future;
- Those employees who wish to demonstrate their professional
- Insurance employees without another professional qualification
and those who wish to build upon existing general academic
qualifications, such as a degree, by obtaining an industry-specific
None, however it is recommended that candidates hold the Diploma
in insurance or 3 A-levels or equivalent.
To complete the Advanced Diploma you must obtain a minimum of
290 credits, with at least 205 credits at Diploma level or above,
including at least 90 credits at Advanced Diploma level.
There are further compulsory unit requirements, please see
details under the
completion requirements section on the right of this page.
Important note: From 1 January 2017 we
are changing the completion requirements for the Advanced Diploma
in Insurance. The revised requirements can be found in the
completion requirements section.
Unit study materials for this qualification typically
- Study text with updates or coursework assessment and study
- RevisionMate online study support
- Revision courses.
From the Advanced Diploma you can apply for Chartered status
(subject to having five years' experience, not necessarily
post-qualification), with the CII's four Chartered insurance titles
reflecting your career specialism:
- Chartered Insurer;
- Chartered Insurance Broker;
- Chartered Insurance Practitioner; and
- Chartered Insurance Risk Manager
Chartered status cements your professional standing and gives
you parity with other professionals such as accountants and
solicitors. The CII also offers corporate Chartered status to
qualifying firms of insurance brokers, further enhancing the
visible professionalism of the broker sector. Visit the Chartered
section of our website for full details.
If after completing the Advanced Diploma you wish to continue
with formal professional development you could study for Fellowship
of the CII.
This exclusive qualification held by fewer than 6,000 working
insurance practitioners is the CII's highest level of qualification
and attainment is globally recognised as an indicator of expertise
Fellowship takes the form of an advanced structured learning
programme. Visit the
Fellowship section of our website for full details.
Your next step
The links at the top right of this page contain all the
information you need to finalise your entry. As you read through
this you will learn about the units on offer, the available
learning materials, terms and conditions relating to entry, and the
different ways you can enter.