Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP)

If you’re looking to build a successful career in insurance, you’ll need a comprehensive qualification under your belt like the Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP).

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Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP) Booklet

Key facts

  • Structure: 6 modules (including 3 APA modules)
  • Exam sittings: January, May, September
  • Fee: €295 per module + membership fee if you're not already our member. Learn more
  • How to apply: Applications for January exams will open 18 September. 
  • Course delivery: Distance learning through online study supports

Who is this qualification for?

  • APA qualified professionals wishing to progress
  • School leavers or college students/graduates looking to start a career in insurance 
  • Career changers hoping to move into the insurance sector
  • Grandfathered Persons looking to reinforce industry experience
  • Professionals working in other sectors wishing to gain comprehensive insurance knowledge

If you've completed insurance exams or qualifications in the past, you could be entitled to exemptions from some of the CIP modules. Check your exemptions

How it works

APA modules make up 50% of the CIP, so once you've been awarded that designation, you're well on your way towards becoming a Certified Insurance Practitioner.

Module structure

Once you've completed your six modules, you will earn the Professional Diploma in Insurance qualification, which is a level 7 NFQ diploma awarded by University College Dublin through The Institute of Banking College of Professional Finance.

What's next?

You'll have lots of doors open to you once you're CIP qualified. Consider these options:

Start your CIP today

To get started, you'll need to become a member before you can register for your first exam.


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