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Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) / IATA Diploma in Insurance

Internationally-recognized technical and supervisory qualification.

Develops essential knowledge and capability for individuals in the insurance market.

Relevant for both insurance practitioners and/ or individuals requiring deep knowledge of insurance practice as part of their overall responsibilities.

Enhances insurance knowledge and skills, supports career development and provides differentiation from other market practitioners.

Provides a stepping stone to completion of the CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance and Chartered status (provides almost half of the credits required for completing the Advanced Diploma).

What you will learn

Fundamentals of insurance and aviation insurance as well as procurement in the air transport environment.

Who should study

  • Persons who support a company’s insurance purchasing function
  • Persons who support a company’s risk management program
  • Persons who serve in a supplier contracting position
  • Persons in an auditing, financing or procurement role

Candidates must complete three Required courses and two Elective courses through the CII, and Required Procurement course through IATA.


Electives (choose two)

  • (P90) Cargo and goods in transit insurance (CII)
  • (P93) Commercial property and business interruption (CII)
  • (P96) Liability insurances (CII)
  • (655) Risk management (CII)

Studying for the CII/IATA Diploma in Insurance

Study for the CII Diploma is on a ‘distance learning’ basis. A comprehensive suite of learning and revision materials is available, and you pay as you study, purchasing each unit individually as required.

IATA members can access items at the discounted prices available to CII members, saving almost 20% on the non-member prices. Typically the Diploma costs from around £1,300 (this just reflects CII costs. For information on the cost of the IATA Procurement and Contracts Management course please click here.) to complete. Generally entrants sit 2 exams a year so the whole program lasts in the region of 24 to 30 months (there is no set time limit to complete). Study for a unit typically takes between 100-150 hours, depending on that selected.

The learning and revision materials vary between each CII unit but typically include:

  • Study text – a hardcopy guide covering the course syllabus in concise sections, with a series of self-test questions. Includes access to RevisionMate, a free online study support tool providing additional support including study planner, past exam papers, student discussion forum, electronic study text, self-test facility, and hints and tips.
  • Continuous assessment (CA) – combines a study text with a tutor-assisted learning scheme where successful completion of a series of assignments provides 10% of the total marks available towards the final exam result.
  • Exam guide – a past paper with examiners’ comments on candidates’ performance and key points for inclusion in your answers, providing guidance on what is required in the exam.
  • Key fact booklet – a pocket-sized summary of key information from the study text.
  • Face-to-face revision courses – available at the CII’s London-based training center or (subject to minimum fees), at any location around the world, these enable candidates to clarify areas of concern in the syllabus and learn revision and exam techniques and the common mistakes made by candidates – and how to avoid them.

The IATA Procurement and Contracts Management course is provided to you in a classroom environment.

The benefits of ITDI classroom trainings are:

  • Learn from industry experts
  • Reinforce what you learn through case studies, simulation exercises and other exemplary methods taught by IATA Registered Instructors
  • Global networking: interact with professionals in your field
  • Study from official IATA training and materials
  • Learn in modern, state of the art training facilities


The CII units are tested by exams in April and October of each year. There are over 60 exam center locations across the UK, and over 100 centers in other parts of the world.

The exams are either two or three hours in duration and typically comprise a mixture of written short answers and essay questions.

The IATA Procurement and Contracts Management course will be assessed at the last day of the course through a final examination facilitated by the course Instructor.

Next Steps

The information provided above is only an overview of the CII/ IATA Diploma in Insurance program.

Your next steps are:

  1. Access full details on the CII Diploma - to see full details on the Diploma in Insurance program including: exam format, exam dates, learning material, pricing and terms and conditions.

    Details on the IATA Procurement and Contract Management course can be viewed here.
  2. Enter the Diploma

    To enter for the CII/ IATA Diploma you must either:

    - Complete and return by post the CII/ IATA Diploma in Insurance program - Application Form;
    - Enter over the phone, calling the CII Customer Serivce on +44 (0)20 8530 0871 and qoute 'IATA Diploma in Insurance'

    Only by entering through these routes you will benefit from reduced CII member rates.

Important notes

- Do not enroll for the program online through the CII website as you will not benefit from member rates and will not be registered as studying for the CII/ IATA Diploma in Insurance.

- If you enter CII units other than those specified above (there are almost 40 units available under the standard CII Diploma) you will not be eligible to receive IATA certification.


For more information on these organizations please see:

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

The CII is the world’s leading professional organization for insurance and financial services. Its 107,000 members are committed to maintaining the highest standards of technical competence and ethical conduct.

A robust framework of learning and development solutions enables the CII to support corporate partners and individuals across the industry. It ensures that all members comply with minimum standards and inspires many more to achieve advanced levels of technical and professional competence.


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