Award for the Foundation Insurance Test


The Award is an introductory-level qualification that helps develop an understanding of key insurance topics, including: how the insurance market operates; fundamental risk and insurance principles and procedures; and core personal and commercial insurance products.

The Award is particularly suitable for those who are new to the industry and just beginning study for insurance qualifications, or for those in associated industries and support roles who need to demonstrate a basic understanding of general insurance.

As part of your study package you will receive full CII membership for 12 months. This provides a range of benefits including member-only access to our online ‘Knowledge’ service, a virtual library of technical and market information, which can assist your studies and provide essential support in your working life.

Entry requirements


Recommended study time

A minimum of 40 hours

Completion requirements

To complete you need to pass the compulsory FIT unit. On completion you will also receive 6 CII credits that can be used towards other CII qualifications.

Learning support

Study materials available for the Award are:

  • Study text with updates
  • RevisionMate online study support
  • Key fact booklet
  • Question pack
  • Learn interactive tutorial
  • Revision courses.


Member designation




Next step qualification

Certificate in Insurance

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 They can also put you in touch with one of our Corporate Development Managers.