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Membership Support Schemes

Reduced rates for special circumstances or retiring members.


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 right.

*Continuous membership also accrues within the retired members' scheme

Continued membership scheme

If you have left the industry you can now continue your CII membership at a reduced subscription rate through the Continued Membership Scheme.

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 letters.

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 Scheme

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 circumstances.

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.