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Completion Requirements

To complete the Diploma you need to obtain 100 CII credits by passing six compulsory units: R01-R06.

We recommend R06 is completed last as this tests the application of technical knowledge developed through completion of the other R0 units.  

Units CII credits and Level Study hours per unit * Assesment method Exam sessions Nominal pass mark ** Results notification
R01, R02 20 - Level 4 60 2 hour exam comprising 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) Year-round 65% Immediate notification of results
R03, R04 10 - Level 4 50 1 hour exam comprising 50 MCQs Year-round 65% Immediate notification of results
R05 10 - Level 3 50 1 hour exam comprising 50 MCQs Year-round 70% Immediate notification of results
R06 30 - Level 4 100 3 hour exam comprising 2 written case studies on financial planning practice. Candidates receive the 2 written case studies two weeks before the exam. Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct 55% 6 weeks

* The recommended minimum study hours shown below will vary according to your experience and ability. 

** The nominal pass mark is shown, however, the actual pass mark may vary from one session to another to ensure that the pass standard remains constant.