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Centre for Insurance Training, Research & Development

The CII, London

As the premier professional body for the global financial services profession, the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) promotes higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability.

The CII was granted its Royal Charter in 1912 by King George V, who also opened the CII head office at Aldermanbury in the city of London in1934. King George became the CII’s first royal patron – a tradition that has continued with subsequent monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II.

With over 95,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world’s largest professional body dedicated to the insurance market, embracing both the General and Life insurance sectors. Some 15% of the CII’s members are based outside the UK. The CII has offices in the Far East, Middle East and India. International membership continues to grow rapidly as the insurance market becomes increasingly global.

Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and understanding. Membership of the CII signals a desire to develop broad professional capability and to subscribe to the standards associated with professional status.

As a leading ‘new wave’ professional body, the CII is working hard to restore public confidence and trust in the financial services market following recent financial turmoil. The CII believes this will be achieved by creating a genuine global profession where the best interests of the consumer are to the fore, where ongoing learning and expertise are cherished, and where the highest standards of ethical behaviour are pursued.

The CII works with businesses to develop bespoke, company-wide solutions that ensure competitive advantage by enhancing employees’ technical and professional competence.

Individually, CII’s members are able to drive their personal development and maintain their professional standing through an unrivalled range of learning services and by adhering to the CII’s Code of Ethics.