Moving from MDI to ACII

If you have identified the CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) as a 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, with enhanced study supports. Learn more about MDI

How to progress from the MDI to the ACII

A. Keep your Insurance Institute Learning Statement

  • Upon successful completion of each MDI module, we will forward confirmation of completion to you. 
  • This will arrive in the form of a learning statement detailing the module(s) you've completed.

B. Apply to the CII for Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Upon receipt of your learning statement, forward the 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 Insurance Institute. 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 Insurance Institute 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 Insurance Institute that the modules on your CII learning statement match your Insurance Institute academic record. 
  • Consult our Member Services Team on or 01 645 6670 when calculating the number of credits outstanding, as they will support you in planning your remaining ACII modules efficiently. 

View a sample CII learning statement

Further information

To learn more about the CII’s process for Recognition of Prior Learning and to obtain an application form, visit