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Admission Fee

Note: A one-off admission fee applies to all applications from new and reinstating members


Your membership level will be allocated based on your qualification history with the CII

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This membership level is for individuals holding one or more of the following CII Certificate qualifications.

Certificate member benefits:   

  • Use of a professional designation (including sector and discipline variations where appropriate) to demonstrate your knowledge and technical capability, and your ongoing commitment to professional development
  • Discounts on a range of learning and development services including study and revision materials and exam entry
  • Access to key market information through our library of insurance and financial planning publications, reports and documents
  • 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
  • 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 a Certificate member you can use one of the following designations after your name:

Designation Requirements Educational equivalent

Cert SMP

Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice and member of the Society of Mortgage Professionals

NVQ level 3, vocation qualifications level 3, GCE AS 7 A level, Scottish higher, SVQ level 3.

Cert CII

Certificate in Insurance or the Certificate in Insurance and Financial Services

Cert CII (Claims)

Certificate in Insurance, including one of the following units: IF4, M85 or 820

Cert CII (Life and Pensions)

Certificate in Financial Services, via the life and pensions route

Cert CII (London Market)

Certificate in Insurance, including the Award in London Market Insurance

Cert CII (Health and Protection)

Certificate in Insurance, including at least two of the following units: IF7, P63, P64, R05, GR1

Cert CII (Protection)

Certificate in Insurance, including units R05 and IF9

Cert CII (Insurance Broking)

Certificate in Insurance, including one of the following units: I10, M81, 930

Cert CII (Customer Service)

Certificate in Insurance, including the unit IF9

Cert CII (MP)                 

Certificate in Mortgage Advice and is a member of the Society of Mortgage Professionals

Certs CII (MP & ER)

Certificate in Equity Release and is a member of the Society of Mortgage Professionals

Cert CII (FS)

Certificate in Regulated Financial Services Operations (previously known as the Certificate in Financial Services)