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  • Dates 2016 | The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    President s Message Council News Galleries Sligo President s Message Council News Galleries CAREERS Careers Opportunities Industry Vacancies Job Opportunities Staff Opportunities Careers Info Start Your Journey School leavers and graduates Parents Career changers ABOUT About Meet the Team Local Institutes The Board National Council Archive Corporate Publications Membership Terms Conditions Code of Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility M A of Association Data Protection Policy Social Media Policy Cookies Policy News Galleries 2015 2014 2013 Older CONTACT Contact Us Complaints Commitment to Members Promises Making a Complaint Qualifications Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP CDip L A Designation Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Moving From MDI To ACII CII Advanced Qualifications Life Qualifications Professional Certificate In General Insurance For QFAs Exemptions Additional Supports for Students with Disabilities Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Travelling with III Qualifications Useful Documents and Forms FAQs Exams Study Supports Lectures MDI Virtual Classes Exam Information Centres Permits Deferrals and Absences After The Exam Results Rechecks and Reviews Exam Regulations Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Useful Documents and Forms FAQs QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Dates 2016 Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP Important Dates III Modules January 2016 May 2016 September 2016 Term starts 05 October 01 February 30 May Deadline for receipt of all applications 13 November 04 March 01 July MCQ results 12 February 10 June 07 October Ratified results all modules 26 February 24 June 28 October Re check Review requests 04 March 01 July 04 November These are subject to final ratification dates listed above Exam Dates III Module Exam Time January 2016 May 2016 September 2016 PDI 01 2pm 4pm 16 January 14 May 10 September PDI 02 2pm 4pm 23 January 21 May 17 September PDI 03 10am 12pm 16 January 14 May 10 September PDI 04

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  • The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    our focus on industry trends needs and practice Introducing multiple choice question exam formats for PDI 03 Personal General Insurance and PDI 04 Commercial General Insurance Are you a student working towards your APA or CIP and wondering how these changes will affect you Click here Are you working towards your MDI and want to know more about changes to the structure of the qualification Click here Are you a HR Training or Compliance Manager and want to find out how changes will affect your staff Click here QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Travelling with III Qualifications Insurance qualifications can open doors and create exciting opportunities across the globe With world class internationally recognised qualifications under their belts our graduates have gone on to secure employment in the UK Canada Australia New Zealand the US and across Europe In order to promote the transferability of our qualifications the III has developed relationships with other international professional education bodies in the UK Canada New Zealand and Australia The scope and impact of these relationships in the context of the mutual recognition of members qualifications is outlined in this document If you have any questions about travelling with your III qualification contact our Member Services team on 01 645 6670 or memberservices iii ie Education the Passport to Success Our new series of articles profiles insurance professionals who began their careers in Ireland but who have gone on to secure opportunities all over the world In addition to highlighting the roles insurance qualifications play in career development these pieces also shine a light on the global network of insurance contacts available for members of the Irish market to plug into Australia John Harnett Germany Sinead Browne Saudi Arabia Joe O Rourke UK Frank Kavanagh USA John Kearns Have you travelled with your insurance qualification If so we d love to hear all about your adventures Drop us an email at marketing iii ie detailing how your insurance qualification helped you develop your career while abroad QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Dates 2016 Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP Important Dates III Modules January 2016 May 2016 September 2016 Term starts 05 October 01 February 30 May Deadline for receipt of all applications 13 November 04 March 01 July MCQ results 12 February 10 June 07 October Ratified results all modules 26 February 24 June 28 October Re check Review requests 04 March 01 July 04 November These are subject to final ratification dates listed above Exam Dates III Module Exam Time January 2016 May 2016 September 2016 PDI 01 2pm 4pm 16 January 14 May 10 September PDI 02 2pm 4pm 23 January 21 May 17 September PDI 03 10am 12pm 16 January 14 May 10 September PDI 04 10am 12pm 23 January 21 May 17 September PDI 05 10am 12pm 23 January 21 May 17 September PDI 06 10am 12pm 16 January 14 May 10 September PDI 07 2pm 4pm 16 January 14 May 10 September Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Important Dates MDI Qualification May 2016 November 2016 Term starts 09 November 23 May Deadline for receipt of applications both online and postal 29 January 08 July Ratified results all modules 24 June 09 December Re check Review requests 01 July 06 January 2017 CII Modules See www cii co uk for further information Exam Dates III Module Exam Time May 2016 November 2016 MDI 01 2pm 5pm 14 May 05 November MDI 02 10am 1pm 21 May 12 November MDI 03 2pm 5pm 21 May 12 November MDI 04 10am 1pm 21 May 12 November MDI 05 2pm 5pm 14 May 05 November MDI 06 10am 1pm 14 May 05 November MDI 07 2pm 5pm 21 May 12 November MDI 08 10am 1pm 14 May 05 November MDI 09 10am 1pm 14 May 05 November MDI 10 10am 1pm 21 May 12 November CII Modules P91 P92 CII Exams take place in April and October QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Dates 2015 Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP Important Dates III Modules January 2015 May 2015 September 2015 Term starts 22 September 26 January 25 May Deadline for receipt of all applications 14 November 13 March 10 July MCQ results 13 February 12 June 09 October Ratified results all modules 27 February 26 June 29 October Re check Review requests 13 March 10 July 13 November These are subject to final ratification dates listed above Exam Dates III Module Exam Time January 2015 May 2015 September 2015 PDI 01 10am 12pm 24 January 23 May 19 September PDI 02 2pm 4pm 24 January 23 May 19 September PDI 03 10am 12pm 17 January 16 May 12 September PDI 04 10am 12pm 24 January 23 May 19 September PDI 05 2pm 4pm 17 January 16 May 12 September PDI 06 2pm 4pm 17 January 16 May 12 September PDI 07 2pm 4pm 24 January 23 May 19 September Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Important Dates MDI Qualification May 2015 November 2015 Term starts 29 December 22 June Deadline for receipt of applications both online and postal 16 January 10 July Ratified results all modules 26 June 11 December Exam Dates III Module Exam Time May 2015 November 2015 MDI 01 10am 1pm 16 May 31 October MDI 02 10am 1pm 23 May 07 November MDI 03 2pm 5pm 23 May 07 November MDI 04 10am 1pm 23 May 07 November MDI 05 10am 1pm 16 May 31 October MDI 06 10am 1pm 16 May 31 October MDI 07 2pm 5pm 23 May 07 November MDI 08 10am 1pm 16 May 31 October MDI 09 10am 1pm 16 May 31 October QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Additional Supports for Students with Disabilities The III is dedicated to providing you with every opportunity for exam success and professional development If you have a learning difficulty or a disability we are here to facilitate you by providing additional supports throughout the semester and on exam day Additional supports are available for students with the following disabilities or learning difficulties Dyslexia see the Adult Dyslexia Checklist Blind or partially sighted Registered disabled or certified as temporarily disabled Mental health condition Significant ongoing illness Serious injury Other acknowledged disabilities All requests for supports are dealt with on a case by case basis If you would like to find out more about applying for additional learning and exam support please get in touch with our Client Support Manager Naomi Gaffney who will work with you to better understand your requirements You can call Naomi on 01 645 6629 or email NGaffney iii ie How do I apply for additional support Your first step is to complete the application form and return it to NGaffney iii ie together with medical evidence or an educational assessment Further information on verification of disabilities can be found in the application terms and conditions In the interest of fairness applications without medical evidence cannot be considered Naomi will then contact you to discuss the most appropriate supports for you It is important to get in touch with us as soon as you register for your exam so that we can ensure all supports are in place as you begin your study All applications are dealt with on a strictly confidential basis What additional supports are available Additional time For example if you are taking medication e g for diabetes or epilepsy pregnancy if you are recovering from an operation or serious injury An extra 15 minutes is allowed for each hour or part thereof of the exam So for a two hour exam an extra 30 minutes is allowed Computers If you d prefer to complete a written exam on a computer a laptop will be provided A combination of written and typed answers is also possible where diagrams or tables may be more easily drawn on paper rather than on a computer Reader scribe Additional time of 15 minutes per hour or part thereof and a separate venue will be provided when using a reader scribe Alternative exam paper format Exam papers with larger font or printed on coloured paper are available if you have impaired sight If you have a hearing difficulty a printed version of invigilator announcements is available Alternative venue Where appropriate e g where students need more exam time and depending on your exam requirements you may take your exam in a separate room where you will not be interrupted by other students Application form and terms conditions QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS CDip L A Designation In order to recognise the specialist nature of the loss adjusting profession the III awards the designation CDip L A Certified Diploma in Loss Adjusting to members of the loss adjusting and loss assessing professions who have successfully completed the Professional Diploma in Insurance qualification Applying for the CDip L A designation The term designation refers to the letters graduates are entitled to use after their name following successful completion of a qualification i e Jane Smith CDip L A Applicants must also meet the following requirements meet the academic requirements of the Professional Diploma in Insurance provide evidence of currently working as a full time claims professional provide evidence of reasonable experience and expertise in various aspects of loss adjusting and or assessing have a minimum of 2 years experience in the fields of loss adjusting and or loss assessing provide details of two referees who will verify experience if necessary If you want to apply for the CDip L A designation download this application form and return it to the III Using the CDip L A designation Those awarded the CDip L A designation are entitled to use the letters CDip L A after their name However both the CIP and CDip L A designation cannot be used together therefore you should consider which designation is most applicable to your work and career development before applying for the CDip L A Learn more about the CDip L A designation here QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Useful Documents You can access a bank of useful brochures policy documents application forms and other reference material in the table below Simply click on the relevant link to download the document you d like to view Downloads Adult Dyslexia Checklist CII Changes at a Glance 2014 2018 CII Qualifications 2015 Corporate Approved Payment Scheme CAPS Current Textbook Editions Exam Dates Results Timetable 2016 Exam Regulations for APA CIP Exemption Entitlements University of Limerick Exemption Policy for Accredited Product Adviser and Certified Insurance Practitioner designations as awarded by the III Exemption Policy for Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Exemption Policy for Professional Certificate in Insurance and Professional Diploma in Insurance qualifications as awarded by UCD General Exam Regulations International Recognition of III Qualifications 2015 Life and Pensions Qualifications 2016 PCGI for QFAs Prospectus 2016 Technical Training 2015 Forms Accredited Prior Experiential Learning APEL Application Form Additional Supports for Students with Disabilities Application Form CAPS Contact Form CDip L A Experience Form Exam Application Form APA CIP Exam Application Form MDI Exam Recheck Review Request Form III Exemption Application Form Membership Application Form For further information or assistance contact our Member Services team at memberservices iii ie or on 01 645 6670 QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS FAQs QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Exemptions What are exemptions Many applicants have completed courses and qualifications in the past which may have contained content relevant to some III qualifications If this is the case for you you may be entitled to an exemption or recognition of this prior learning Consult the III s exemption policies below for detailed information on all exemptions available and the application process If you re unsure of whether to apply or not contact our Member Services team who will be happy to talk you through your options Exemption Policy for Professional Certificate in Insurance and Professional Diploma in Insurance qualifications as awarded by UCD Exemption Policy for Accredited Product Adviser APA and Certified Insurance Practitioner CIP designations as awarded by the III Exemption Entitlements for University of Limerick Graduates Exemption Policy for Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Applying for exemptions If you are eligible to apply for exemptions you should note the following Applications for exemptions must be made prior to your first entry into the qualification you are registering for This is to ensure that you are fully aware of the modules you are required to study to complete the programme from the outset of your studies If you have already commenced a qualification an exemption cannot be subsequently granted You will be required to submit original not photocopied college transcripts as part of your application If you have completed non III insurance exams including CII exams you may be entitled to exemption Please contact us directly at memberservices iii ie to clarify Time limitations apply to all exemption offers and they may be withdrawn or amended if not accepted within the timelines specified Previous versions of III and CII exams will be accepted on a case by case basis Successful exemption applications incur a fee CII modules are not charged Exemptions are only added to the applicant s academic record once payment is received in full CII Recognition of Prior Learning Full details of the CII s policies regarding recognition of prior learning are available at www cii co uk prior learning QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Professional Certificate In General Insurance For QFAs The Professional Certificate in General Insurance has been designed as a bridge qualification for QFAs who sell advise on or undertake specified activities in one or more of the following categories of retail financial products Life Assurance Pensions Savings and Investments Personal General Insurance Private Medical Insurance and Associated Insurances Housing Loans Home Reversion Agreements and Associated Insurances Consumer Credit Agreements and Associated Insurances You can learn more about the Professional Certificate in General Insurance here QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Life Qualifications The Insurance Institute of Ireland III in partnership with the LIA the Chartered Insurance Institute CII and the Assurance Medical Underwriting Society AMUS has developed a number of qualifications for those fulfilling administrative underwriting or claims roles in the life assurance industry These programmes serve to give those working in non customer facing positions a defined pathway leading from a solid grounding in the principles of life and pensions administration through to more in depth technical knowledge of areas such as underwriting and claims For those who have yet to decide whether their future lies in sales underwriting or claims all of our qualifications provide a foundation to build on Learn more about the Life qualifications here QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS CII Advanced Qualifications The Chartered Insurance Institute CII is the leading professional body for the global financial services profession and aims to promote higher standards of integrity technical competence and business capability With over 100 000 members in more than 150 countries the CII is the world s largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services 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 The III and its membership benefits from a close professional relationship with the CII This relationship has facilitated insurance professionals in Ireland availing of and obtaining internationally recognised advanced insurance qualifications through the CII Changes to the CII Qualification Framework 2014 2018 The CII regularly reviews its framework to ensure that it continues to meet to meet the current and future needs of the profession Following their latest review they are introducing a range of enhancements that take effect between 2014 and 2018 You can review these changes here Learn more about the CII qualifications here QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Moving From MDI To ACII If you have identified the CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance ACII as a professional goal registering for the Management Diploma in Insurance MDI first will make reaching that goal much easier and you ll achieve a new qualification along the way Beginning with the MDI means that you can accumulate up to 210 CII credits that contribute to the total 290 required for the Advanced Diploma in Insurance ACII while participating in a fully supported advanced qualification featuring enhanced learning resources How to progress from the MDI to the ACII A Keep your III Learning Statement Upon successful completion of each MDI module the III will forward confirmation of completion to each candidate This will arrive in the form of a learning statement which will detail the current number of credits the CII may award for the module s you ve completed IMPORTANT these credits are not automatically added to CII records B Apply to the CII for Recognition of Prior Learning Upon receipt of your III learning statement forward the relevant documents with the relevant application form to the CII Doing this promptly protects against any potential change in credits that the CII may make in the future IMPORTANT the CII will award a maximum of 210 credits for qualifications from external bodies including the III It is therefore vital that you request an updated learning statement from the CII after each exam you complete so that you can keep track of credits and exemptions The CII have agreed a reduced Recognition of Prior Learning fee for III members of 1 per credit for MDI modules only C Request CII Learning Statement Once you decide to move on to the Advanced Diploma in Insurance ACII you should request a learning statement from the CII to see exactly how many credits you have been awarded Check with the III that the modules on your CII learning statement match your III academic record Consult the III Member Services team when calculating the number of credits outstanding as they will support you in planning your remaining ACII modules efficiently You can contact them on memberservices iii ie or 01 645 6670 Click here to view a sample CII learning statement Further Information To learn more about the CII s process for Recognition of Prior Learning and to obtain

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  • FAQ | The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    representative Click here to view the current Board of Directors How does the National Council fit in The National Council of The Insurance Institute of Ireland is comprised of representatives from the Local Institute Councils of Cork Dublin Galway Limerick and Sligo Its work is supported by the Local Institute Forum which convenes bi monthly and is hosted on a rotational basis The forum provides a vital mechanism through which the Board of Directors is kept fully briefed on the matters that are most important to members which in turn informs policy development Click here to view the current National and Local Councils What is the III s data protection policy The Insurance Institute of Ireland III respects the right to privacy of members practitioners students and visitors Its activities are compliant with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 This statement sets out the ways in which personal and sensitive personal data are collected accessed used and disclosed To provide the Continuing Professional Development CPD Scheme and examinations in fulfilment of its role under the Minimum Competency Code 2011 MCC the III collects and uses information to facilitate the recording of CPD and examination records for our members to facilitate and supervise the accreditation process for CPD to facilitate the administration and maintenance of III awarded designations to monitor and supervise CPD and examination records to perform accounting and other record keeping functions particularly in relation to membership and fees to enhance or improve your experience on our website to keep your information secure to provide you with online services The information held in the III database is disclosed in the following ways The names of all graduates and grandfathered individuals availing of the iiiCPD Compliance scheme are published on our III Register of Compliant Persons We disclose to regulated firms the details of qualifications obtained and CPD hours completed by their employees together with such other information as may be necessary to enable the regulated firm to maintain a Register of Accredited Persons as required by the MCC In accordance with reasonable interest entitlements we disclose to regulated firms the details of use of online examination supports registration and attendance at lectures and examination results for their employees together with such other information as may be necessary to enable the regulated firm to meet MCC requirements If requested by the Central Bank of Ireland we disclose such information as it may require in order to discharge its functions under the MCC If your employer funds your III membership and or examination fees it is automatically entitled to request details of your use of online exam supports registration and attendance at tuition lectures examination results and CPD record and we reserve the right to disclose this information We do not disclose to employers or to any third parties any information regarding any physical or mental health issues that are notified to us Members students and employees are entitled to ask for a copy of all personal data held by the III and to have it rectified or erased if it is inaccurate You may do so by sending a written request to The Company Secretary at the details below This does not apply to inaccuracies in such personal data provided by you which can be accessed and amended by you in the secure Member Area Contact The Company Secretary The Insurance Institute of Ireland Insurance Centre 5 Harbourmaster Place IFSC Dublin 1 What is the III s social media policy To complement the III s regular communication channels the organisation is present on two social media platforms Facebook and LinkedIn This policy contains the rules and guidelines which III members staff and council members should familarise themselves with and adhere to when interacting with the III and its Local Institutes Cork Dublin Galway Limerick Sligo on social media platforms Moderation Policy The III welcomes questions and commentary including constructive feedback however for the comfort of all participants it is expected that community members will behave in a reasonable way at all times Personal abuse offensive and unlawful activity will not be tolerated The III reserves the right to remove posts and block any followers that do not adhere to these guidelines Removal or blocking will also occur as a result of the following Offensive threatening abusive or obscene language profanities and derogatory words or content images video links and so on Advising or suggesting activities that may be harmful or dangerous Comments or posts deemed to be completely off topic and not of any relevance or connection to the theme of the page Potentially libelous accusations or statements Any spam or content for unrelated service or products Anything of an illegal or unlawful nature Any content copy or imagery that violates copyright or license agreements Any content that is disrespectful offensive towards other community members or III staff Correspondence will not be entered into Privacy and Security Policies To protect the privacy of III online community members and the privacy of others no personal information should be posted to any of the III social media pages Users should also remember that they are subject to the terms and conditions of Facebook and LinkedIn Profiles If you would like to connect with us you can find us as follows Facebook The Insurance Institute of Ireland The Insurance Institute of Dublin The Insurance Institute of Galway LinkedIn The Insurance Institute of Ireland Company Page The Insurance Institute of Ireland Group membership by request only Hours of Service III related social media profiles are monitored regularly during office hours Monday Thursday 9 00 5 30 and Friday 9 00 5 00 The III aims to respond promptly to any queries during the above hours For very urgent matters please contact the III marketing team at 01 645 6600 or marketing iii ie Queries Please direct any queries regarding these guidelines to the III marketing team at 01 645 6600 or marketing iii ie How do I become an III member and how much does it cost Becoming a member of the III allows you to be part of a national network of insurance practitioners committed to the highest standards of professionalism There are four categories of III membership which apply at different stages of your career How to apply Online Email our Member Services Team on memberservices iii ie If you wish to become a student member for the purposes of undertaking exams click on Sign Up in the top right corner of this screen By post Click here to download the membership application form Complete it and return with the relevant fee to Member Services The Insurance Institute of Ireland Insurance Centre 5 Harbourmaster Place IFSC Dublin 1 D01 E7E8 Membership Fees Membership fees are aligned to the calendar year New members who enrol after the first quarter of the year will pay an adjusted fee Click here to view a table of fees Please note that all Insurance Institute fees are non transferable and non refundable What III membership categories are available III membership represents a badge of distinction setting you apart as someone dedicated to professionalism competency and compliance within your field We have a membership category to suit you at every stage of your career each with a range of benefits designed to meet your changing needs Become a member of the III and you ll have access to extensive professional and academic resources at your fingertips Student Membership For New Entrants and Grandfathered Persons undertaking their first III exams Standard Membership For Qualified and Grandfathered Persons Dual Membership For ACII FCII and Chartered holders Retired Membership For those who have retired from employment What are the benefits of III membership When you become an III member you can instantly access extensive resources and membership benefits Some of our great benefits include iiiBonus III members have access to exclusive deals and discounts with some of Ireland s leading brands Industry vacancies CPD Networking and social events Dedicated Member Area By joining a community of insurance professionals you are enhancing your career development and facilitating your engagement with lifelong learning Click here to become a member What qualifications are offered by the III General Insurance The Central Bank of Ireland s Minimum Competency Code 2011 MCC requires that those who work in accredited roles or fulfil a specified function must be compliant with its requirements which include holding recognised qualifications The III s qualifications deliver compliance and competitiveness at entry benchmark and advanced levels Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Certificate in General Insurance for QFA holders APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Watch this short animation to learn more about how these qualifications build on each other Learn more about what s involved with each qualification in the III Prospectus 2016 Life Insurance The III in partnership with the LIA the Chartered Insurance Institute CII and the Assurance Medical Underwriting Society AMUS has developed a number of qualifications for those fulfilling administrative underwriting or claims roles in the life assurance industry These programmes serve to give those working in non customer facing positions a defined pathway leading from a solid grounding in the principles of life and pensions administration through to more in depth technical knowledge of areas such as underwriting and claims Diploma in Life Disability Underwriting DLDU Diploma in Life Disability Claims DLDC Multiple APA s Professional Diploma in Financial Advice QFA Learn more about these qualifications here How do I register for a qualification Once you choose your preferred qualification and become a member of the III you will need to register for the relevant modules This is a simple process involving the following steps Log into the Member Area via www iii ie Click Apply Renew here Register for relevant modules All exam registrations are moderated by our Member Services team A confirmation email of registration is sent once all details are in order Textbook s are then sent out Access to additional study supports via iiiConnect is provided Please register for exams online via the Member Area A surcharge of 25 applies per hard copy application If you have any queries please call Member Services on 01 645 6670 or email memberservices iii ie What is the difference between a qualification and a designation Qualification A qualification is an academic award conferred by an educational body e g the Professional Diploma in Insurance Holders of an academic qualification have successfully completed a particular course of study This does not automatically mean that they are competent to practice a trade or profession Designation The term designation refers to the letters a graduate is entitled to use after their name following successful completion of a qualification i e Jane Smith CIP It indicates to customers colleagues etc that the holder is a compliant insurance professional who has maintained the currency of their knowledge A person s designation can be removed if they fail to comply with certain conditions such as maintaining membership of the III and complying with the III CPD Rules The Central Bank of Ireland s Minimum Competency Code 2011 MCC details the regulatory requirements for CPD which must be met in order for professionals to be deemed compliant Compliance with these requirements is also necessary in order to maintain any designation awarded by the III The III awards the following designations Accredited Product Adviser APA Personal General Insurance APA Commercial General Insurance APA Private Medical Insurance Certified Insurance Practitioner CIP Certified Diploma in Loss Adjusting CDip L A Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Diploma in Life Assurance DLA Diploma in Life Disability Underwriting DLDU Diploma in Life Disability Claims DLDC I completed some insurance exams years ago do these count towards a qualification They quite possibly do You may be granted exemptions and through established transitional arrangements be able to progress towards achieving the current version of the qualification you began some time ago For a guideline on how to complete the Professional Certificate in Insurance or Accredited Product Adviser designation using old III modules click here You can see a similar table for the Professional Diploma in Insurance and Certified Insurance Practitioner designation here If you have any questions please contact our Member Services team on 01 645 6670 or memberservices iii ie What is an exemption If you successfully completed insurance or business exams in the past you may be entitled to exemptions If you are awarded an exemption for a particular module you will not have to sit the relevant exam to secure the qualification e g if you successfully completed GEN1A or PMI1A in the past you may be exempt from having to complete PDI 01 this time around Learn more about exemptions and how to apply here If you think you may be entitled to exemptions please call our Member Services team on 01 645 6670 or memberservices iii ie for more information before you register for any III exams How do I apply for an exemption Once you register for a module or take an exam exemptions cannot be granted Therefore you must apply for exemptions before starting your new qualification For a detailed breakdown of what s required please view the relevant exemptions policy document listed here Complete the III Exemptions Form and return it to Member Services The Insurance Institute of Ireland Insurance Centre 5 Harbourmaster Place IFSC Dublin 1 with your original academic transcript Original transcripts are returned in due course along with notification of any exemptions that have been granted Once your application has been assessed a confirmation letter will be issued outlining your exemption entitlements the fees due to secure these exemptions and the timeframe within which the exemptions must be registered and paid for If you have been awarded an exemption return all forms fees and documentation to Member Services in order to complete the process and accept the exemption Does the III offer any study supports for members As part of your exam fee we offer a range of study supports both online and face to face to help you plan your time get the material covered and feel confident on exam day Textbooks Your module bible All of the questions asked in your exam will be based on the content in this book Click here to see a sample Learning plans These provide revision schedules broken down week by week to help you manage your time They also feature a breakdown of key words and how they re used to frame exam questions as well as suggested exam timings and top tips arising from common mistakes A comprehensive list of tips to help you prepare for exam day as well as a checklist for what you ll need on the day are also included in your learning plan Click here to see a sample Online supports The III s online learning management system is called iiiConnect and offers access to the following supports Click on any of the highlighted supports to see samples syllabus found in learning plan study planner webinars student and tutor blogs mock exams past papers glossaries e books Face to face exam revision sessions Held in advance of each exam these nationwide sessions are designed and delivered by experienced lecturers and industry practitioners who share their expertise They highlight common problem areas exam techniques advice on exam preparation case studies feedback from previous exam sessions MCQ Exam feedback In an effort to assist students a feedback report is available with results to highlight where marks were gained and lost Feedback reports are uploaded to student s iiiConnect accounts on the day the results are released Click here to see a sample Learn more about all of these supports and how to access them here Do I have the correct and most recent textbook Textbooks are updated regularly both in terms of content and design Please make sure you are working from the most up to date version Updated versions are available free of charge for students repeating exams Upon successful registration textbooks are delivered by courier within ten working days to the address supplied during the online application process A signature is required on delivery The period of validity of each textbook is printed on the inside cover of the textbook itself so you can check whether you have the most up to date version If you don t receive your textbook s please contact Member Services on 01 645 6670 or memberservices iii ie How do I book my place at face to face lectures Log into the Member Area of www iii ie and click on the iiiConnect icon Under My Examinations select the module you wish to attend revision for Then click on Lecture booking and register for our preferred location If you have any queries regarding face to face revision sessions please contact Member Services on 01 645 6670 or memberservices iii ie When are the exams Exams are held at a number of locations around the country and take place in January May and September for APA and CIP exams and May and November for MDI exams All closing dates and exam schedules and results dates can be found here What s an exam permit Approximately 2 3 weeks prior to III exams Exam Admission Permits are made available to download within the Member Area These permits detail the exam date time and venue A permit is required for each exam registered for Exam Admission Permits will not be posted On exam day you must present Exam Admission Permit photographic identification in the form of III membership card with photo a valid passport or driving licence Anyone unable to present one or both of these items may not be permitted to sit the exam Where are the exam centres and what if I want to change mine You see a list of all centres here You may change your exam centre up to 14 days before the date of the exam No changes can

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  • Students working towards APA/CIP | The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    FAQs QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Students working towards APA CIP Key changes in Prospectus 2016 some frequently asked questions Below are some FAQs that will help you to understand how the changes to our APA programme might affect you If you have any further questions take a look at our full FAQ document here or contact our Member Services team who would be happy to help T 01 645 6670 E memberservices iii ie Why was the decision taken to move to an MCQ exam format for PDI 03 and PDI 04 As the entry level qualification MCQ testing is more appropriate to the APA due to the depth of knowledge required of students We felt that while the exams are a challenge the format itself shouldn t be an obstacle or a source of stress particularly if you re not used to sitting exams Will MCQ formats for PDI 03 and PDI 04 mean easier exams Assessment by MCQ is not an easier form of assessment it is just a different form of assessment At entry level the focus is on building your exam confidence achieving the foundation qualification and acquiring the necessary technical knowledge as seamlessly as possible Student feedback told us that at this level while the exams are a challenge they are more comfortable with MCQ as a method of assessment Are PDI 05 PDI 06 and PDI 07 moving to MCQ No only PDI 01 PDI 02 PDI 03 and PDI 04 will be examined in MCQ format for 2016 PDI 05 PDI 06 and PDI 07 will remain written exams however these modules will undergo a review in 2016 What happens if I deferred or failed my exam in 2015 If you deferred or failed your PDI 03 or PDI 04 exam in the January May or September 2015 sittings you ll have the option to take the exam in the format of your choice MCQ or written in the January 2016 sitting only After January 2016 the only exam format option available for these modules will be MCQ Contact Member Services on 01 645 6670 or memberservices iii ie for further information What s the timeline for students who deferred or failed to decide between the written and MCQ exam format The closing date to register for January 2016 exams is 13 November 2015 If you are repeating or if you deferred you will need to state your exam format preference by this date It will not be possible to change format after this date as there are different textbooks for written exams and MCQ exams Similarly on the exam day you cannot sit a different exam format than that which you selected before the November closing date What advice do you have for students who deferred or failed choosing between MCQ and written formats Some students prefer MCQ over written but it is up to you to decide which exam format is more suited to your learning style and exam technique Students who have

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  • CPD Series Spring/Summer 2016 | The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    Journey School leavers and graduates Parents Career changers ABOUT About Meet the Team Local Institutes The Board National Council Archive Corporate Publications Membership Terms Conditions Code of Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility M A of Association Data Protection Policy Social Media Policy Cookies Policy News Galleries 2015 2014 2013 Older CONTACT Contact Us Complaints Commitment to Members Promises Making a Complaint Delivery Face To Face Online Thinkpiece Compliance Rules CPD Audits Planning ACII FCII DLA DLDU DLDC Disciplinary Procedures Recording Accreditation FAQs Useful Documents CPD CPD Series Spring Summer 2016 Knowledge worth sharing Our Spring Summer 2016 CPD series is now open for booking This season s lectures will shed light on the latest industry trends and insights and features excellent speakers from across the sector and beyond Book now Members To book your place log into the Member Area click iiiConnect and select Events Select your preferred location and register for your chosen lectures Non members A fee of 35 applies if you wish to attend any of our CPD lectures Contact our Events team on 01 645 6666 or events iii ie Join us for lectures on the following key topics The Insurance Institute Lecture Date Time The practical benefits of mediation 4 Feb 1pm The importance of ethics in insurance 11 Feb 1pm Dealing with data how to safeguard your business and customers 18 Feb 1pm The Irish insurance market a global perspective 28 April 1pm Recent claims and developments in professional indemnity matters 5 May 1pm Companies Act 2014 Responsibilities of directors 12 May 1pm The Insurance Institute of Cork Lecture Date Time Companies Act 2014 Responsibilities of directors 9 Feb 8 30am Dealing with data how to safeguard your business and customers 9 Feb 9 30am The practical benefits of mediation 9 Feb 10 45am Keeping up with cyber security trends 1 March 8 30am Are latent building defects insurable 1 March 9 30am Commercial versus personal motor products key differences in cover 5 April 8 30am A proactive approach to handling oil spill claims 5 April 9 30am Ethics and technology in insurance striking the balance 5 April 10 45am The Insurance Institute of Dublin Lecture Date Time Re structuring an insurance company strategy and execution 27 Jan 8am Insurance fraud a criminal perspective 17 Feb 8am Defining moments for managers 2 March 8am Solvency II in practice 16 March 8am Irish insurance markets key differences between NI and ROI 6 April 8am The practical benefits of mediation 25 April 6 15pm Ethics and technology in insurance striking the balance 25 April 7 30pm Buying and selling a business understanding the deal 4 May 8am Are latent building defects insurable 11 May 8am Keeping up with cyber security trends 18 May 8am The Insurance Institute of Galway Lecture Date Time Commercial versus personal motor products key differences in cover 24 Feb 11am The practical benefits of mediation 24 Feb 12pm Ethics and technology in insurance striking the balance 24 Feb 1 15pm The impact of

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  • Professional Certificate In Insurance (APA) | The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    Start Your Journey School leavers and graduates Parents Career changers ABOUT About Meet the Team Local Institutes The Board National Council Archive Corporate Publications Membership Terms Conditions Code of Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility M A of Association Data Protection Policy Social Media Policy Cookies Policy News Galleries 2015 2014 2013 Older CONTACT Contact Us Complaints Commitment to Members Promises Making a Complaint Qualifications Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP CDip L A Designation Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Moving From MDI To ACII CII Advanced Qualifications Life Qualifications Professional Certificate In General Insurance For QFAs Exemptions Additional Supports for Students with Disabilities Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Travelling with III Qualifications Useful Documents and Forms FAQs Exams Study Supports Lectures MDI Virtual Classes Exam Information Centres Permits Deferrals and Absences After The Exam Results Rechecks and Reviews Exam Regulations Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Useful Documents and Forms FAQs QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Professional Certificate In Insurance APA This is the entry level qualification on the III s framework and is ideal for New Entrants to secure their regulatory license and meet the requirements of the Central Bank s MCC The III awards the professional APA designation for the three main non life insurance product categories personal general insurance PDI 03 module commercial general insurance PDI 04 module private medical insurance PDI 05 module Designation The term designation refers to the letters graduates are entitled to use after their name following successful completion of a qualification i e Jane Smith APA Commercial General Insurance The Professional Certificate in Insurance s associated designation is APA The APA designation is effectively a regulatory license and once awarded it must be maintained through CPD in line with the requirements of the Central Bank of Ireland s Minimum Competency Code 2011 MCC Learn more

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  • Professional Diploma In Insurance (CIP) | The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    Careers Info Start Your Journey School leavers and graduates Parents Career changers ABOUT About Meet the Team Local Institutes The Board National Council Archive Corporate Publications Membership Terms Conditions Code of Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility M A of Association Data Protection Policy Social Media Policy Cookies Policy News Galleries 2015 2014 2013 Older CONTACT Contact Us Complaints Commitment to Members Promises Making a Complaint Qualifications Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP CDip L A Designation Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Moving From MDI To ACII CII Advanced Qualifications Life Qualifications Professional Certificate In General Insurance For QFAs Exemptions Additional Supports for Students with Disabilities Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Travelling with III Qualifications Useful Documents and Forms FAQs Exams Study Supports Lectures MDI Virtual Classes Exam Information Centres Permits Deferrals and Absences After The Exam Results Rechecks and Reviews Exam Regulations Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Useful Documents and Forms FAQs QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Professional Diploma In Insurance CIP While the Professional Certificate in Insurance APA is the entry level and minimum requirement for compliance the Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP is the benchmark qualification on the III s framework This expected standard across the industry equips graduates with the competencies to be competitive APA modules make up 50 of the Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP so once you ve been awarded that designation just three more modules stand between you and the industry standard Designation The term designation refers to the letters graduates are entitled to use after their name following successful completion of a qualification i e Jane Smith CIP The Professional Diploma in Insurance s associated designation is CIP Once accepted the CIP designation must be maintained through CPD in line with the compliance requirements of the MCC Learn more about CPD requirements for new graduates

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  • Management Diploma In Insurance (MDI) | The Insurance Institute of Ireland
    Publications Membership Terms Conditions Code of Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility M A of Association Data Protection Policy Social Media Policy Cookies Policy News Galleries 2015 2014 2013 Older CONTACT Contact Us Complaints Commitment to Members Promises Making a Complaint Qualifications Professional Certificate in Insurance APA Professional Diploma in Insurance CIP CDip L A Designation Management Diploma in Insurance MDI Moving From MDI To ACII CII Advanced Qualifications Life Qualifications Professional Certificate In General Insurance For QFAs Exemptions Additional Supports for Students with Disabilities Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Travelling with III Qualifications Useful Documents and Forms FAQs Exams Study Supports Lectures MDI Virtual Classes Exam Information Centres Permits Deferrals and Absences After The Exam Results Rechecks and Reviews Exam Regulations Dates 2016 Dates 2015 Useful Documents and Forms FAQs QUALIFICATIONS EXAMS Management Diploma In Insurance MDI As an advanced qualification the Management Diploma in Insurance MDI meets industry demand for more in depth and specialised insurance expertise as well as greater business acumen at management level MDI modules also allow you to accumulate a significant number of Chartered Insurance Institute CII credits that count towards the total 290 required for the Advanced Diploma in Insurance ACII qualification Designation The term designation refers to the letters graduates are entitled to use after their name following successful completion of a qualification i e Jane Smith MDI The Management Diploma in Insurance s associated designation is MDI MDI designation holders must comply with the following CPD requirements in order to maintain their designation Complete 15 hours of CPD per calendar year At least 1 hour of CPD must relate to ethics At least 1 hour of CPD must relate to each specified function fulfilled Maintain membership of the III Qualification The Management Diploma in Insurance MDI qualification provides an enhanced understanding of insurance technical

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