The Advanced Diploma in Insurance is a professional qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry. It provides an enhanced understanding of insurance practice, both in terms of technical subject matter and overall application skills.

The Advanced Diploma is a comprehensive assessment of market knowledge and understanding. In becoming Advanced Diploma qualified you join the community of proven insurance professionals. Highly recognised, it is evidence of your commitment and ability and can be your passport to a successful and fulfilling career.

Entry requirements

None, however it is recommended that candidates hold the Diploma in Insurance or 3 A-levels or equivalent.

Recommended study time

Advanced Diploma: 120–180 hours per unit, depending on that chosen.

Completion requirements

To complete the Advanced Diploma you must obtain a minimum of 290 CII credits, with at least 205 credits at Diploma-level or above and 90 credits at Advanced Diploma-level.

The following compulsory unit requirements apply:

  • (P92/M92) Insurance business and finance or (530) Economics and business (Advanced Diploma in Insurance unit); and
  • (P05/M052) Insurance law

The remaining credits can come from any of the units offered within the CII insurance framework.

Learning support

Unit study materials for this qualification typically include:

  • Study text with updates
  • Continuous assessment programme
  • RevisionMate online study support
  • Revision courses.


Member designation

ACII and Chartered status


Not currently OfQual registered

Next step qualification

Fellowship; or MSc in Insurance and Risk Management

More details and to enrol online

Visit the CII website

How to get in touch

You can discuss this qualification with our Corporate Customer Service team either by calling 020 8530 0862 or emailing CIIbanking@cii.co.uk. They can also put you in touch with one of our Corporate Development Managers.