The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is a professional body for the insurance and financial planning profession. Our strapline 'Standards. Professionalism. Trust.' embodies our commitment to driving confidence in the power of professional standards: competence, integrity and care for the customer. Our 125,000 members commit to high professional standards by maintaining continuous professional development and abiding by our Code of Ethics.
Our membership covers all disciplines within the insurance profession (claims, broking, underwriting and sales), those working in the life and pensions sector, the mortgage advice market and financial planning (under the Personal Finance Society brand).
As one of the largest examination awarding bodies in the UK, we have delivered education to over one million students in 150 countries over the last 10 years. Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as a global standard. While membership of the CII signals a commitment to developing a broad professional capability and to a willingness to adhere to the standards associated with professional status.
Our Royal Charter requires us: "to secure and justify the confidence of the public" in our members and in the insurance and financial planning sector. We are here to build trust in the insurance and financial planning profession. We believe 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 embraced.
Through the support and advocacy of our members, specifically those within the various faculties, societies, boards and committees we are able to ensure that our activities remain relevant and reflect the needs of our members whilst at the same time serving the demands of the public.