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Chartered Insurance Institute
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Key facts

What does this qualification involve

The Award comprises one compulsory unit from the CII insurance qualifications framework, providing a total of 6 credits upon successful completion.

Candidates are required to take the following compulsory unit:

  • (FIT) Foundation insurance test

For unit syllabuses, return to the Award for the Foundation Insurance test (FIT) page, and click on the ‘Syllabuses’ link to the right of the page.

Overview of Award-level unit:


Assessment format

Study hours

Credits awarded





(FIT) Foundation insurance test

·         2 hour exam

·         100 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark



Find out more about assessment methods, including exam policies and centres »

Units treated as equivalent

Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn CII units will result in only one award of credits.

If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules. Clarification should always be sought from CII Customer Service.

Find out more about credit awards for equivalent units »