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Protection and General Insurance

The following qualification contains content relevant to Protection for those interested in Protection and General Insurance.

Certificate in Insurance

The Level 3 Certificate in Insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the profession. It provides a grounding in basic general insurance principles including the regulatory environment, key disciplines of underwriting and claims in addition to popular products such as motor, household, healthcare and packaged commercial insurances.

The Certificate develops the knowledge and confidence needed as you begin to specialise your studies according to your ambitions and career requirements.

Completion requirements

The Certificate requires a minimum of 40 CII credits for successful completion. Candidates must study one core unit: IF1, or both LM1 and LM2. It is recommended that non-UK candidates study W01 as their core unit.

Core units:

Insurance, legal and regulatory (IF1) 15 CII credits


London Market Insurance Essentials (LM1) and London Market Insurance Principles and Practices (LM2) 25 CII credits


Award in General Insurance (non-UK) (W01) 15 CII credits

Option units combining protection and general insurance:

If you choose IF1 as your core unit and R05 and IF9 as your option units to satisfy the remaining credit requirement, you will achieve the Certificate in Insurance with a protection focus. Upon successful completion, members can use the designation below.

For the full list of option units, please click Certificate in Insurance 

Member Designation

Cert CII (Protection)

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