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Chartered Insurance Institute
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Key information


What does this qualification involve?

The Certificate comprises one compulsory unit and two elective units from across the CII insurance qualifications framework, providing a total of 40 credits upon successful completion.

Candidates are required to take one of the following compulsory units:

  • (IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory; or
  • (LM1) London market insurance essentials and (LM2) London market insurance principles and practices; or
  • (W01) Award in General in Insurance
    Note: Non-UK candidates only

There is no prescribed order in which units must be taken, but it is strongly recommended that you sit the required compulsory unit(s) first as these provide foundation knowledge upon which the others build.

For unit syllabuses, return to the Certificate in Insurance landing page, and click on the ‘Syllabuses’ link to the right of the page.

Overview of Certificate-level units:

Unit

Assessment format

Study hours

Credits awarded

 

 

 

 

(LM1) London market insurance essentials

·         1 hour exam

·         50 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

40

10

(LM2) London market insurance principles and practices

 

·         2 hour exam

·         55 multiple choice questions and 4 case studies

·         70% nominal pass mark

60

15

(LM3) London market underwriting principles

·         2 hour exam

·         75 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

60

15

(IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory - Compulsory unit

·         2 hour exam

·         100 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF2) General insurance business

·         2 hour exam

·         100 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF3) Insurance underwriting process

·         2 hour exam

·         75 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF4) Insurance claims handling process

·         2 hour exam

·         75 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF5) Motor insurance products

·         2 hour exam

·         50 multiple choice questions plus 5 case studies, each comprising multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF6) Household insurance products

·         2 hour exam

·         50 multiple choice questions and 5 case studies, each comprising multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF7) Healthcare insurance products

·         2 hour exam

·         100 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF8) Packaged commercial insurances

·         2 hour exam

·         75 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(IF9) Customer service in insurance

·         1 and a half hour exam

·         50 multiple choice questions written to 10 case studies

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(I10) Insurance broking fundamentals

·         2 hour exam

·         65 multiple choice questions and two case studies each comprising 5 MCQs

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

(I11) Introduction to risk management

·         2 hour exam

·         75 multiple choice questions

·         70% nominal pass mark

50

15

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 »