The Certificate in Insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the profession and provides candidates with a fundamental grounding in key insurance principles, disciplines, products and markets. The Certificate allows you to develop the knowledge and confidence you need before you begin to focus your subsequent studies and specialise according to your ambitions and career requirements.

Entry requirements


Recommended study time

Certificate units: 60–100 hours per unit, depending on the unit chosen.

Completion requirements

To complete you need to obtain a minimum of 40 CII credits. The following compulsory unit requirements apply:

  • (IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory (15 credits); or
  • The Award in London Market insurance: (LM1) London market insurance essentials and (LM2) London market insurance principles and practices (25 credits in total).


Note: Due to the extent of syllabus overlap candidates who have passed IF1 and choose to sit LM1 will only be awarded one set of credits.

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
  • RevisionMate online study support
  • Key fact booklet
  • Question pack (for selected units)
  • Learn interactive tutorial (for selected units)
  • Revision courses.


Member designation

Cert CII



Next step qualification

Diploma 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 CIIbanking@cii.co.uk. They can also put you in touch with one of our Corporate Development Managers.