Management Diploma in Insurance (MDI)

Advancing Your Expertise

Introducing mixed assessments

Achieving an advanced qualification like the Management Diploma in Insurance (MDI) can really show your appetite for career progression, and now with our new mixed assessment method, it may not be as hard as you think.

What is the Management Diploma in Insurance (MDI)?

The MDI is our advanced professional qualification. The content, delivery, and assessment of the programme is designed to enhance your technical knowledge and develop key management skills such as critical thinking, report writing, research and problem-solving.

The MDI gives you in-depth and specialised insurance expertise, as well as greater business acumen at the management level. It also allows you to accumulate credits that count towards the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) qualification.


Who is this qualification for?

  • CIP holders looking to progress into senior or management roles
  • Insurance professionals with recent exam experience looking to deepen their technical knowledge 
  • Professionals from other industries who hold professional qualifications
  • Irish insurance professionals looking to do the CII’s ACII qualification

How it works

The MDI is delivered through a blended learning combination of face to face lectures and online self-directed learning. To assist with this, we have designed a range of study supports, with the modern-day professional in mind.

  • Structure: 5 modules
  • Exam sittings (if applicable): May, November
  • Fee: €550 per module + membership fee if you're not already our member. Learn more
  • How to apply: Applications for Nov 2019 semester are now closed. Check back soon for registration dates for the May 2020 semester.
  • Course delivery: Online study
  • Assessment method: Assessment methods are changing on a phased basis over 2019 and 2020. Learn more
  • Completed CII exams: If you have completed exams directly with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in the past, please let us know at or 01 645 6670 before you register. This is to ensure that you don't register for any MDI modules that correspond to CII modules you have already completed.

What you'll study

Your 5 chosen modules can be completed in the order of your choice.

Complete 2 Compulsory Diploma Level Modules
  • MDI-01: Insurance and Business Law
  • MDI-02: Insurance Business Environment
Complete 1 Product Diploma Level Module
  • MDI-04: Motor Insurance
  • MDI-05: Liability Insurance
  • MDI-06: Commerical Property & Business Interruption Insurance
  • MDI-10: Life Assurance & Pension Administration
Complete 2 Advanced Diploma Level Modules
  • MDI-07: Advanced Claims Management
  • MDI-08: Advanced Underwriting Management
  • MDI-09: Advanced Risk Management


Moving from the MDI to the Chartered Insurance Institute's ACII

If you're thinking of pursuing the ACII in the future, the MDI is an excellent qualification to achieve first. Not only will you attain the knowledge and skills that an advanced insurance qualifcation offers, but you can also claim CII credits on successful completion of the Management Diploma in Insurance.

For further information, contact our Member Services team who will be happy to talk you through the process.

Start your MDI

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


Talk to the team

Call our Member Services team on 01 645 6670 to chat through your options or email us below.