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Demonstrating a commitment to further self improvement

Fellowship of the CII is regarded as the premier designation for those working in the insurance profession. By achieving the ACII, you have already demonstrated a high level of commitment, but the Fellowship shows that you have taken this commitment one step further. Acquiring the FCII designation will further demonstrate your knowledge, experience and professionalism to the world.

To become a Fellow you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a current member of the CII (and remain a member throughout your progression to Fellowship)
  • Have completed your Advanced Diploma/Associateship before enrolling on the Fellowship programme*
  • Have been employed (or self-employed) in insurance for at least four years overall
  • Be wholly or mainly engaged or employed in work connected with insurance
  • Fulfil the requirements of the Fellowship programme set out in these guidelines;
  • Be able to supply records of your last three years of Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
  • Meet the requirements of the Fellowship Advisory Board.

*If you are a pre-1992 ACII you will need to submit a summary of ten years relevant work experience.

  • Complete the Advanced Diploma/Associateship
  • Enrolment on the Fellowship Programme
  • Business Ethics programme (BEP)
  • Major achievement
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Write a statement of personal development (see examples 1, 2 & 3)
  • Application for Election to Fellowship

The Fellowship programme has been designed on the basis that each individual is in the best position to evaluate what development needs they have and how best to address these needs. It gives you the ability to select a path to Fellowship which fits your own skills, interests and development needs. It presents a full picture of your technical knowledge, business skills and achievements.

During your progression to Fellowship you may need help or advice. You may be fortunate in having the services of a mentor from your employer to call on, or your local institute may offer help. Use these as your first port of call.

The Fellowship Advisory Service (FAS) can give information about the Fellowship programme and can offer a wide range of help and advice. However, we cannot provide technical information about a subject you may be studying.

As we have a small team of advisers, assistance is limited in terms of time available to any one member. We will, however, try to help you in any way we can and, if there is anything you do not understand, please contact us at the earliest opportunity. This may prevent you from running into problems later.