To complete the Award you must study a single study text and
then pass the associated exam.
Studying for the Award
The study text covers the exam syllabus in a straightforward and
user-friendly format, and includes examples, key point summaries
and self-test questions.
As a guide, it is recommended that you allow a minimum of 60
hours' study (this will vary according to your experience and
The exam itself takes the form of a one-hour paper consisting 42
MCQs and 2 case studies each comprising 4 MCQs. The Award in
Investment Planning is examined in April and October.
The nominal pass mark is 70%. However, the actual pass mark may
vary slightly from one session to another to ensure that the pass
standard remains constant.
The complete package
Enrolment for a CII Award includes everything you need for a
single fee: study text, examination guide and exam entry