CII Announces New Criteria; Members Can Enhance Claims Designations

May 31, 2005

The U.K.’s Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) announced that members of the Faculty of Claims are to be given the opportunity to distinguish their professionalism by enhancing their membership designation.

“Holders of the CII’s Diploma in Insurance who have passed the Claims management (820) unit will be able to use the designation Dip CII (Claims),” said the announcement. “At Certificate of Insurance level those completing the Claims handling process (IF4) unit can apply to use the designation Cert CII (Claims).There is no additional fee to use the extended designations, however an application must be made to the CII first and membership of the Faculty of Claims must be maintained.”

Fiona Andrews, manager of the Faculty of Claims noted: “I know how important it is for claims practitioners to demonstrate their specialism so this is a significant development. By building on the recognised CII qualification designations we have the best of both worlds – a respected qualification and a signpost to the specific area of expertise of the holder.”

The CII also indicated that the “in April all 374 candidates sitting the IF4 unit passed, while the results of the 820 exam will be known in mid-June. The enhanced designations also recognise the role that the Faculty is playing to assist the development of new claims related units within the CII’s examination framework to provide a range for practitioners to select from.

“New Property claims handling (P18) and Subsidence claims handling (P19) units were examined for the first time in April. Designed to provide a sound knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices and the ability to apply knowledge and skills, each unit is helping to set the standards in these areas. Both are backed by a full suite of learning materials.

“Membership of the Faculty of Claims continues to grow and has now passed the 1500 mark.”

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