All You Need to Know About the CII Professional Qualifications Pathway

Tuesday, 21 May 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Ian Simons, Content and Capabilities Director, CII

Speaker: Ian Simons

Ian is Content and Capabilities Director at the CII, responsible for the learning and training the CII produces for qualifications and wider competence, as well as the CII’s career partnering and insights functions. Ian originally qualified as an underwriter with RSA, before moving into senior marketing roles with Zurich, QBE and back to RSA.


To give an overview of the CII professional examination pathway whether you’re new to the sector or a professional looking to progress your career aspirations.

Learning Objective:

To provide our members with an understanding of the professional examination pathway to suit their needs, support available from the CII and understand the qualifications framework.


  • Why should I take CII professional qualifications and what benefits they provide?
  • Where do I start?
  • What support is provided?
  • Timescales – how long does it take?
  • How the credit system works
  • Where do I take the exam and exam types (multiple choice, continuous assessment etc)?
  • Q&A

Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Norwich, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at