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Certificate in Insurance (CII)

The Certificate in Insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry (and the logical progression from the introductory-level Foundation Insurance Test®). It provides a grounding in: basic insurance principles including the regulatory environment; the key insurance disciplines of underwriting and claims; and popular products including: motor, household, healthcare and packaged commercial insurances.


Certification Summary
Examination Papers & Topics
To achieve the Certificate in Insurance you must accumulate a minimum of 40 credits. Candidates are required to take (IF1) Insurance, legal and regulatory, as a mandatory unit which worth 15 credits and can select to study among the following units to cover the required credits (each worth 15 credits):
  • IF2 General insurance business
  • IF3 Insurance underwriting process
  • IF4 Insurance claims handling process
  • IF5 Motor insurance products
  • IF6 Household insurance products
  • IF7 Healthcare insurance products
  • IF8 Packaged commercial insurances
Examination Style
The Examination format for each units are as follows:
  • For IF1/IF2/IF7; 100 multiple choice questions to be solved in two hours.
  • For IF3/IF4/IF8; 75 multiple choice questions to be solved in two hours.
  • For IF5/IF6; 50 multiple choice questions and 25 mini case study multiple choice questions to be solved in two hours.
Examination Passing Score
Passing Score for all examinations is 70%
Examination & Results Dates
Examinations are held around the year (for UK only), and international examinations are held during Apr and Oct.
Examination Mode Computer-based
Areas of Specialization
  • Insurance
Professional Body The Chartered Insurance Institute
Location of Incorporation United Kingdom