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The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is a professional
qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the
industry (and the logical progression from the Diploma in
Insurance). It provides an enhanced understanding of insurance
practice, both in terms of technical subject matter and overall
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 CII members are entitled to use the designation
'ACII' (CII Continuing Professional Development requirements apply)
and are eligible for Chartered status.
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
Flexible and comprehensive
As an Advanced Diploma candidate, you can select units from
across the CII qualifications framework. This means you have access
to the entire range of units currently available. They offer
something for everyone, whatever sector of the insurance industry
you work in and whatever your particular specialisation or
preferred career path.
These range from the fundamentals of insurance practice and
legislation through to personal lines product families, classes of
commercial insurance and specialisms such as risk management and
marine. All qualifications are modular in structure, enabling you
to select units of study according to your preference and career
Each unit has a credit value and the accumulation of the
stipulated number of credits leads to the award of Advanced
Diploma. From the Advanced Diploma you can apply for Chartered
status (subject to having five years' experience, not necessarily
post-qualification), with the CII's three Chartered titles
reflecting your career specialism:
- Chartered Insurer;
- Chartered Insurance Practitioner; and
- Chartered Insurance Broker.
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. The eligibility
criteria for corporate Chartered status includes a specified number
of directors holding individual Chartered status in their own
right. See www.cii.co.uk/chartered-firm for
full details. As an individual, obtaining
Chartered status can, therefore, deliver many advantages in terms
of career and business advancement.
Meeting market expectations
Importantly, this qualification has been designed to assist you
and your employer to comply with both the existing and future
regulatory training and competence requirements. The UK
regulator (FCA), and increasingly regulators
worldwide, require you to demonstrate that you are competent
in the work you do, and thereafter to maintain this competence.
This approach is designed to ensure that you have the appropriate
knowledge and skills to perform your job effectively.
Qualifications can play an important role in helping to meet the
requirements by serving as an objective measurement of your
technical awareness and understanding.
Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
The Award in London Market Insurance and the Certificate in
Insurance are registered with Ofqual at Level 3 in the
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The Certificate in
London Market Insurance Specialisation is registered on the QCF at
As a guide to the level of difficulty this indicates, a GCE
A-Level is at level 3 in the QCF, and a Master's degree is at level
Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, exams and tests in
England. They are also the regulators for recognised awarding
bodies (such as the CII). For further information please
Why the Advanced Diploma in
This qualification can help your career in the following
- Demonstrate to your employer, peers and customers your
commitment to personal learning and development.
- Can form part of an overall programme to meet the regulator's
training and competence requirements.
- Supports lifelong learning as prior study is recognised as you
progress through the qualifications framework, taking accumulated
credits with you.
- Supports personalised learning programmes as you select the
topics most appropriate to your role, rather than follow a rigid
pre-set learning pathway.
- Advanced Diploma in Insurance awarded upon completion.
- On completion of qualifications CII members can use
designations (in the case of the Advanced Diploma it is 'ACII' -
Continuing Professional Development requirements apply).
- Advanced Diploma holders can apply to become Chartered
Your next step
The information shown under 'This qualification in more detail'
to the right of this page details everything you need to know to
finalise your entry for the Advanced Diploma.