Getting Started

If you've recently joined the insurance industry, or if you're thinking of joining, here is everything you need to know about getting qualified. 

A guide to getting started

Our guide explains what it means to be a 'New Entrant' and what you need to do to be compliant.

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Getting Started with Your Insurance Qualification

Step 1: Become a member

Before you can apply for your first programme, you'll need to become a Student Member with us. This gives you access to lots of career development services and member benefits.

Learn more about membership

Step 2: Get your designation

You'll need to become qualified to comply with Central Bank regulations. Consider starting by earning one of these professional designations:

Step 3: Complete CPD

Once you've earned your licence to work in insurance (which is your designation), you can upgrade your membership to Graduate status. You'll need to do this to gain access to our extensive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which you must be part of to maintain your designation.

You can complete CPD in a number of ways, including:

  • completing online e-learning modules
  • attending face to face lectures
  • attending in-house CPD events in your company

Learn more about CPD