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Whatever your ambitions, becoming a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute gives you the opportunity to shape your career the way you want, at your own pace.


Membership is open to anyone working in or connected to insurance.

The membership journey is outlined below and will help you decide which level is the right fit for you.

For a more detailed breakdown of fees visit, the membership section of the new CII Group shop.

Please be aware, you may be directed to the CII Group Shop when signing up to membership. Find out more


Please do check to see if any non-CII qualifications you hold are eligible for recognition of prior learning as this may affect which membership level is right for you.

Not qualified

If you’ve not started studying yet, or you’re studying towards your first CII qualification. 

Level Overview/criteria

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Ordinary membership For holders of our Award qualification and those studying for their first qualification with us, or those interested in enjoying the benefits of membership.
Ordinary membership (Award) For holders of CII international Award level qualifications


A series of levels to recognise your learning and experience.

Level Overview/criteria

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Certificate For holders of CII Certificate level qualifications
Diploma For holders of the CII Diploma in Insurance
Associate For holders of CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance
Fellow For holders of CII Fellowship, the CII’s highest membership level
Chartered For holders of the CII Advanced Diploma or Fellowship with at least five years' sector experience (not necessarily post qualification)

Support for members

Find out about the help our support schemes can provide when your circumstances change.

Membership obligations

Before applying you should fully understand your obligations as a member.