CPD accredited events are conferences or seminars which are delivered by experts. These are not related to specific qualifications and do not normally include a formal assessment of the learning.
CPD event accreditation helps you demonstrate the importance of your event to the development of technical knowledge and competence. It is a formal quality kite-mark and evidence of achieving a set standard. The accreditation can be awarded where a review finds that the event's content is related to insurance or financial services and of a sufficiently high standard to contribute to CII members' CPD. Events must be free of product bias.
CII accreditation is not a requirement for participants to claim CPD hours under the CII CPD scheme However, it does provide formal recognition, valuable external benchmarking, tangible business benefits and allows providers to advertise their event as attracting CII CPD hours for attendees.
View some of the event organisers that have been awarded CII CPD event accreditation »
Benefits of CII CPD event accreditation
CPD event accreditation will:
- Allow you to use the 'CII accredited event' logo for event branding and literature
- Assist in demonstrating the value of attending your event to potential delegates
- Add gravitas from formal endorsement of the event by the CII
On achievement of CPD event accreditation we will provide you with:
- The option of adding the event details to the CII website
- Use of the CII formal accreditation endorsement wording: 'This event has been accredited by the CII and can be included as part of your CII/Personal Finance Society CPD requirement should you consider it relevant to your professional development needs'.
If you are not looking for formal recognition of the event's quality but would like to know whether the event entitles delegates to claim CII/Personal Finance Society CPD hours read more about the CII CPD scheme
CPD event accreditation standards
You will need to be able to confirm that your event(s) meet(s) the CII CPD accreditation standards.
Our quality assurance process requires that you provide a copy of delegate feedback and copies of any documentation provided to delegates. This can be provided after the event has taken place.
Please note that we may occasionally send an assessor to an event - we will give you prior notification.
1 Events for advisers / brokers
CPD accredited events for Advisers/Brokers are structured conferences, seminars, presentations which are delivered by experts and offered to a target audience by invitation.
CPD event accreditation for Advisers/Brokers must be applied for 6-8 weeks prior to the event.
The fee range for intermediate/advanced level events for advisers/brokers will be a bespoke annual fee ranging from £1,750 - £7,500 and will include all events automatically during the agreed accreditation period.
2 Events open to the public
CPD accredited events are conferences or seminars which are delivered by experts and open to the public. These are not related to specific qualifications and do not normally include a formal assessment of the learning.
CPD event accredition for events open to the public must be applied for 2-4 weeks prior to to the event.
There are two accreditation options available for your events open to the public:
- Annual accreditation licence - this gives holders the flexibility to apply accreditation to all the appropriate courses they provide in a year - £1500
- Single event accreditation - accreditation for a one-off event - £750
Registering Continuing Professional Development
Once the event has taken place, CII/Personal Finance Society members who attended can register their CPD hours online via the CPD website
How to apply
For any queries or an application form please contact Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance for event organisers
To assist event organisers we have created some guidance documents.