You have the facility to consider your professional career development in three very fundamental and important areas:
The CII's CPD scheme encourages members to consider their ongoing development in the broadest sense and offers a flexible way of recording activity undertaken.
The CII's CPD scheme enables development to be structured in a way that meets your own personal needs, the requirements of your employer and indeed the regulator; ensuring you remain competent and up to date.
It encourages you to undertake any professional activity that is relevant to you and which provides developmental benefit. The CII scheme is self-certifying and credits can only be accumulated if the activity has been completed.
By definition CPD is continuous and you should do at least as much developmental activity as is required to enable you to do your job competently and maintain your expertise. You can also undertake development which relates to wider professional aspirations.
The scheme requires an accumulation of 100 credits each year. It takes effect from the date of successful application of designatory letters, or January 2005 for those already qualified
The CII is dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and integrity.
From time to time there are significant developments in market practice which change core technical knowledge, business knowledge & skills or interpersonal skill requirements. When such developments occur, the CII advises its members to update their knowledge.
Examples of such developments are:
- Introduction of FSA general insurance regulation
- Introduction of the CII Code of Ethics & Conduct for members
- Significant legislative changes affecting the settlement of claims or underwriting criteria.