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Check your eligibility

If you have completed university and/or professional qualifications, you may be eligible to a prior learning award. Subject to the published qualification completion requirements and prior learning scheme rules, this may help you achieve CII qualifications more quickly.

Enter your awarding organisation and qualification names exactly as they appear on your qualification documentation. The names will appear in a list when you start typing.

If your qualification doesn't appear, this may be because we haven't previously received applications for it. Please make an application so we can identify next steps. 

If the names within the drop down lists don't match your qualification documentation please select the generic 'Other university' and/or 'not listed' qualification entries. However, if these don't describe your qualification, please type the names as they appear within your qualification documentation.

Multiple non-CII qualifications

If you have multiple qualifications, make one application per qualification even if they are from the same awarding organisation. You will need open a new Exemptions Search for each qualification. When you are logged in and in the CII Shop page and will be able to see all submitted prior learning applications within the same basket.

 

Exemptions search

Step 1: Please choose the CII qualification framework you wish to work towards: *

Qualifications framework is required.
Awarding body is required.
Qualification is required.
Date is required.
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We haven’t recently reviewed this qualification and so we are unable to provide an indication of your eligibility to CII recognition of prior learning. Please submit an online application along with all your certified documentation so that we can advise you of the next steps.

We haven’t reviewed qualifications from this awarding body. Please submit an online application along with all your certified documentation so that we can advise you of the next steps.

We haven't reviewed this qualification from this awarding body. Please submit an online application along with all your certified documentation so that we can advise you of the next steps.

Based on the information provided the maximum recognition of prior learning award is below:

* Some awards require you to have passed specific exams or modules within your qualification. Where these are required they are listed.

You may be eligible for:
Exam or module requirements, if applicable
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Important Information

This information is provided for guidance and gives an indication of the maximum recognition of prior learning award you may be eligible for if you were to apply today.

CII recognition of prior learning awards are made on an individual, case by case basis, determined by the match to current CII qualifications on the date an application is submitted. The award takes into account any CII qualification units you have passed and / or been awarded as prior learning exemptions.

To provide confirmation of eligibility to a prior learning award, we require a fully completed application. Recognition of prior learning awards change as qualifications and the CII prior learning strategy evolve. We recommend that candidates apply promptly on completing non-CII qualifications.

If you have more than one CII PIN (Permanent Identity Number) please contact Customer Service before you make an application. This will help ensure your full qualification record appears on a single record.

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Please read the important information and have all your documentation ready before you start your application.

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