The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is a professional qualification providing an enhanced understanding of insurance practice, both technical subject matter and overall application skills. A comprehensive assessment of market knowledge and understanding. In becoming Advanced Diploma qualified you join the community of proven insurance professionals. It is evidence of your purpose, commitment and ability.
Read the Advanced Diploma in Insurance specification
Who it's for
- Today's insurance managers and technical specialists;
- Staff with aspirations to become managers in the future;
- Those employees who wish to demonstrate their professional standing;
- Insurance employees without another professional qualification and those who wish to build upon existing general academic qualifications, such as a degree, by obtaining an industry-specific qualification.
To complete the Advanced Diploma you must obtain a minimum of 290 CII credits, with at least 205 CII credits at Diploma level or above, including at least 150 CII credits at Advanced Diploma level.
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Members are also entitled to use the designation ACII, subject to membership and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Before embarking study, check to see whether any of your previous academic qualifications or credits from other professional bodies and institutes can be carried towards completion of the Diploma. Find out more about recognition of prior learning »
A range of study materials are available, including: study texts, revision aids, ebooks and key fact booklets. For full unit availability, click the unit links to the right of this page.
Chartered status and Fellowship
From the Advanced Diploma you can apply for Chartered status (subject to having five years' experience, not necessarily post-qualification), with the CII's four Chartered insurance titles reflecting your career specialism:
- Chartered Insurer;
- Chartered Insurance Broker;
- Chartered Insurance Practitioner; and
- Chartered Insurance Risk Manager
Chartered status cements your professional standing and gives you parity with other professionals such as accountants and solicitors. The CII also offers corporate Chartered status to qualifying firms of insurance brokers, further enhancing the visible professionalism of the broker sector.
If after completing the Advanced Diploma you wish to continue with formal professional development you could study for Fellowship of the CII.
This exclusive qualification held by fewer than 6,000 working insurance practitioners is the CII's highest level of qualification and attainment is globally recognised as an indicator of expertise and experience.