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Find the right membership level and join.

Whatever your ambitions, becoming a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute gives you the opportunity to shape your career the way you want, at your own pace.

Membership is open to anyone working in or connected to insurance. Eligible students and teachers in the UK are also welcome to join through our Discover membership.

The membership journey is outlined below and will help you decide which level is the right fit for you.

For a more detailed breakdown of fees visit:

Please do check to see if any non-CII qualifications you hold are eligible for recognition of prior learning as this may affect which membership level is right for you.

Not qualified

If you’ve not started studying yet, or you’re studying towards your first CII qualification. 

Please be aware, you may be directed to the CII Group Shop when signing up to membership. Find out more


Level Overview/criteria Fee (UK)
Discover membership Free scheme for teachers and students   Free
Ordinary membership Entry-level membership, no qualification requirements

Yearly: £80
Monthly: £6.66
Admission fee: £37

Ordinary membership (SMP) Entry-level membership for mortgage professionals, no qualification requirements

Yearly: £80
Monthly: £6.66
Admission fee: £37


A series of levels to recognise your learning and experience.

Level Overview/criteria Fee (UK)
Certificate For holders of CII Certificate level qualifications

Yearly: £130
Monthly: £10.83
Admission fee: £37

Diploma For holders of the CII Diploma in Insurance

Yearly: £175
Monthly: £14.58
Admission fee: £37

Advanced Diploma For holders of CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance

Yearly: £185
Monthly: £15.41
Admission fee: £37

Fellow For holders of CII Fellowship, the CII’s highest membership level

Yearly: £205
Monthly: £17.08
Admission fee: £37

Chartered For holders of the CII Advanced Diploma or Fellowship with at least five years' sector experience (not necessarily post qualification)

Yearly: £230
Monthly: £19.16
Admission fee: £37

Support for members

Find out about the help our support schemes can provide when your circumstances change.

Membership obligations

Before applying you should fully understand your obligations as a member.