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Once you've checked your eligibility you'll need to familiarise yourself with our scheme rules before completing your application.

Download scheme rules (PDF)

Please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details at

Download prior learning application form (PDF)

Please do not send us your application form, results transcript and completion certificate by email.

Important application information

We can only process your application where you provide all the required information. If your application is incomplete we will not be able to progress it and you would need to make a new application.

In addition to your signed and dated application form, your application needs to include:

  1. Original or certified copy of your qualification completion (eg graduation) certificate
  2. Ooriginal or certified copy of your results transcript or letter from your awarding body confirming your exam passes – view an example results transcript (PDF)*

*We strongly recommend that you send certified copies because under no circumstances will CII refund applicants' delivery charges or accept liability for any losses caused by lost documentation.

How to certify copies

Only a current CII or Personal Finance Society member, solicitor or public notary can certify your completion certificate as true copies of the originals. Their signature must be handwritten and not photocopied or scanned.

You can visit to check whether an individual is a current CII or Personal Finance Society member.

Results transcript

This document is generally referred to as a results transcript by universities; other awarding bodies may refer to it differently, for example:

  • Academic history
  • Academic summary
  • Completion certificate showing units completed towards qualification
  • Diploma supplement
  • Learning statement
  • Notification of performance
  • Passes and credits letter
  • Record of achievement
  • Results notification
  • Statement of results


If you have a recognition of prior learning enquiry, please contact CII Customer Service.