Levels of Membership

Certificate holders/Student Member

If you do not hold a CII/IISA recognised qualification, you can join as a STUDENT or GENERAL member. This entry-level membership is for those who have just entered the market and who are on their path to their first level of qualification and would like to enjoy the benefits of being a member.

Diploma Holders

These are professional members who carry an insurance qualification at CII/IISA Diploma level.

Advanced Diploma Holders

Associates are professional members who have an insurance qualification at Advanced Diploma level which has broadened their insurance knowledge to a specialist insurance level. 


Fellowship of the CII/IISA is universally regarded as the premier qualification for those working in the insurance industry. Achieving Fellowship of the CII gives financial services practitioners genuine differentiation. It confirms their commitment and ability and it adds real weight to their curriculum vitae. It is tangible, objective evidence of ambition and success.