The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has announced it will postpone next month’s examinations as countries across the world continue to restrict the movement of the population.
The CII said it had made the move following the UK government’s announcement earlier this week to stop non-essential contact and unnecessary travel.
The exams were due to be staged on 20, 21 and 22 April but will now be held in October. The only exception to this postponement to sittings is RO6 (Financial planning practice) and AF7 (Pension transfers), which we are planning to hold sittings for in July.
CII CEO, Sian Fisher, (pic) said: “The CII takes seriously our role supporting you, your business and the members of the public you serve.
“We recognise these are unprecedented times for every profession. In the coming weeks, the CII, our local institutes and societies will produce virtual content to support CPD requirements during this period. We will continue to issue guidance to you in your vital role helping members of the public.
“The CII is also in contact with the government and regulators to keep our members updated with current guidelines.
“We will continue to be here to assist the profession during these challenging times.”
The CII added, in line with government guidance, multiple choice question online examinations will go ahead at the pre-booked centres as there are less than 25 candidates at each sitting.
The CII will continue to monitor and review the situation with these sittings, in line with government guidance.
However it said If any candidate has any concerns or is following government guidance and self-isolating at the time of their sitting, they can contact the CII to rebook their sitting at no additional cost.
“The CII has taken this action because our priority is ensuring the health and safety of our staff, members and providing the profession with ways to continue to deliver their services to the public,” it said.