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Unit J12

Qualification update

Publication date:

21 October 2013

Last updated:

06 April 2022

Testing Position

  • Examinations are based on the published syllabus. Syllabuses are available free of charge on the CII website or on request.
  • Candidates will be examined on the basis of law and practice in England unless otherwise stated.
  • The J12 examination consists of 60 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and 3 case studies, each comprising 5 MCQs. 2 hours are allowed for this examination.
  • The general rule is that legislative and industry changes will not be examined earlier than 3 months after they come into effect.
  • Candidates must keep up to date with legislative and industry changes that occur.

Tax year

  • The tax year 2021/2022 will be examined from 1 September 2021 until 31 August 2022.


Any relevant changes that may affect CII syllabuses or assessments will be announced on this page as they arise along with a date from when the changes will be assessed.