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Important information about disruptions that may affect you.
CII exams are unfortunately being impacted by the global outage affecting Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Our suppliers are working to restore service as soon as possible and we will work with affected learners to reschedule affected exams.

Assessment information 

Our qualifications involve the completion of one or more units, each covering an individually assessed topic. Assessment methods vary and depend on a unit's level and subject matter. Each unit page describes the type of assessment and provides further details. You can also see the range of assessments across our units within the CII qualifications brochure.

Multiple-choice question (MCQ) exam

Study is based on a specified enrolment period from 01 January – 31 December for general insurance units, 01 May – 30 April for mixed assessment and non-UK units and 01 September – 31 August for personal finance units. MCQ exams are available daily (subject to availability)  at UK and non-UK online exam centres or via remote invigilation.

Written exam

Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. To see when you can take your exam please visit the Important Exam Deadlines page. Written exams are available at UK and non-UK exam centres. Written exams are delivered on-screen, with the exception of unit AF4 (Investment Planning), which is delivered on paper.

Coursework assessment

Study is based on a 12 month enrolment period from the date of purchase with interim submission deadlines for each assignment. Three written assignments, each typically between 2,000 - 3,000 words, need to be passed by the end of the enrolment. Resubmission opportunities are available. Please see the unit page for each unit for details. Frequently asked questions, full guidelines and instructions are also provided within your RevisionMate course.

Mixed assessment

Study is based on an 18 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. The assessment is by a single coursework assignment, which must be submitted within the first six months, and an MCQ exam, which must be passed within 18 months. Resubmission opportunities are available. Both the MCQ exam and coursework assignment must be passed within the 18 months enrolment period to achieve a pass in the unit. Please see the unit page for each unit for details. Frequently asked questions, full guidelines and instructions are also provided within your RevisionMate course.

Dissertation assessment

Study is based on a 18 month enrolment period from the date of purchase. A dissertation, typically between 10,000 - 11,000 words, on an agreed subject must be submitted. Please see the unit page for full guidelines and instructions.

It is essential that candidates familiarise themselves with the rules and policies for each assessment type. Please also take note of the guidance provided for your assessment, as it is designed to support your success.

Preparation

Important exam deadlines

Key dates for sittings, booking availability, closing dates and results release dates for written units.

Exam booking guidance

Watch our short videos to help guide you through booking your MCQ exam.

Support

Exam venues

Information about the PSI test centre experience for on-screen written and MCQ exams.

Supporting exam documents

Additional information for your exam, including tax tables, product lists and case studies.

Exam papers and test specifications

Past papers for non-multiple choice examinations are available to help you prepare for your exam.

Rules and policies

Rules and policies for our qualifications and assessments