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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.

CII Ordinary Membership

Demonstrate your ongoing commitment to professional standards and personal development. Whatever your ambitions, membership gives you the opportunity to shape your career the way you want, at your own pace.

Ordinary Membership

Entry level membership for when you’re studying for your first qualification with us, or if you’d simply like to enjoy the benefits of membership without committing to study.

  • Yearly: £88.00
  • Membership admission fee: £37.00

Ordinary member benefits:

  • Discounts on a range of learning and development services including study and revision materials and exam entry
  • Use of a professional designation, to demonstrate your knowledge and technical capability, and your ongoing commitment to professional development
  • Membership to one of our 56 local institutes in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man providing local CPD events, training and networking opportunities
  • Access to key market information through our library of insurance and financial planning publications, reports and documents
  • CPD scheme to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date
  • Market news and updates from our award-winning membership magazine, The Journal
  • Access to a range of high street and online discounts through Perks, our affinity benefits scheme.


As an Ordinary member you can use one of the following designations after your name:

Designation Requirements Educational equivalent

CII (Award)

If you have completed:

NVQ Level 2, GCSEs grade A-C, Foundation Diplomas


If you have completed the Financial Advisers' International Qualification

No designation

If you are unqualified or currently studying towards CII qualifications