Next steps: Inside how CII is giving Chartered status for experience

‘We want there to be an inclusive pathway to membership’

Hope Coumbe
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In the year since the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) announced it would trial awarding Chartered status based on experience rather than taking exams, six CII adviser members have had their membership status upgraded, Professional Adviser can reveal.

The CII confirmed to PA that six advisers have been upgraded from Level 4 to Chartered status, while another two general insurer members have been awarded CII Fellowship. The moves are the result of the institute's 12-month pilot programme to trial a new approach to membership based on exclusively on professional experience. The pilot was first announced last March and caused significant uproar across the industry. Advisers cited unfair treatment, with many pointing to the outlay in cost and time spent on the traditional exams-based route. Concern was also raised around the optics ...

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