The CII offer three schemes to cover special circumstances:
- Retired members' scheme
- Continued membership scheme - for those leaving the
industry but wishing to maintain their membership
- Membership Support Scheme - for those undergoing redundancy,
undertaking maternity or part-time work, experiencing ill-health or
under other special circumstances
We understand that sometimes our members need support during
challenging times in their careers. With the economic
environment as it stands, we are now promoting our Continued
Membership and Membership Support Schemes across the
industry. If a member is out of work for a period, or leaves
the industry, these schemes mean you can continue your membership
at special rates, or return to membership without extra cost. And,
in order that we do not lose the experience of our long-serving
members, we also offer a pricing scheme for Retired Members.
Retired members' scheme
All members who have or are planning to retire from active
business life in the financial services industry may apply to join
the retired members' scheme.
The Chartered Insurance Institute recognises that upon
retirement members of our organisation often resign or allow their
membership to lapse which means the CII loses the benefit and
experience of having people who are retired as members.
The scheme aims to encourage long term continued involvement of
our retired members by offering membership for a reduced annual fee
of just £40. And in recognition of long service, for those with 20
years or more continuous membership*, an annual fee of just £20.
Under the scheme you retain all the benefits of full CII
membership. This fee is payable at your normal renewal date.
Members that wish to join the retired members' scheme should
complete and return the application form available on the
*Continuous membership also accrues within the retired members'
Continued membership scheme
If you have left the industry you can now continue your CII
membership at a reduced subscription rate through the Continued
This scheme, which is available only to current and ex-members
provides a continued long-term relationship with the CII by
offering membership for the reduced annual fee of just £40. And, in
recognition of long service, for those members with 20 years or
more continuous membership*, an annual fee of just £20.
Under the scheme, members retain access to all the benefits of
full CII membership including entitlement to keep your designatory
Summary of the key benefits:
- Reduced annual subscription for all membership levels
- Retain access to all benefits of full CII membership
- Retain designatory letters
If you wish to join the scheme, please complete and return the
application form available on the right.
* Continuous membership also accrues within the Continued
Membership Support Scheme
The membership support scheme is designed to help those who are
temporarily out-of-work through redundancy or unemployment, to
support those taking a career-break or on maternity leave, or those
who are not working through ill-health or other special
Option1 -Half the annual subscription
Members are required to send in an application form for each year
they wish the scheme to apply. Year 1 and 2 will be granted on
receipt of the application form. Should members wish to extend this
option for a further year, they should complete and submit another
application form which will be granted on a discretionary basis.
Qualified members applying for this option will retain the right to
continue using their designatory letters and Chartered status and
will maintain full membership benefits.
Option 2-Voluntary short term resignation
The resignation will commence from the next renewal date. Members
that choose this option will be able to apply for re-admission to
membership within 2 years of resignation; and the re-admission fee
will be waived. For qualified members, there will be no CPD
requirement, although members that hold designatory letters or
Chartered Titles would no longer be entitled to use them until such
time as they reinstate their membership.