Putting Professionalism into Practice
There are a number of professional qualifications which may be beneficial to both claims assessors and underwriters. The principal examining body for professional insurance qualifications within the UK is the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
Full details of courses and qualifications can be found on the CII website.
However, it is worth highlighting that there are specific professional qualifications for the claims assessor and underwriter.
Certificate in Life and Disability Underwriting and Certificate in Life and Disability Claims – awarded to those that complete the Certificate in Insurance including either the unit (P61) Life, critical illness and disability underwriting, or (P62) Life, critical illness and disability claims respectively. The AMUS also require a written work reference from your company’s chief underwriter.
Diploma in Life and Disability Underwriting and Diploma in Life and Disability Claims – awarded to those completing the Diploma in Insurance including units (P05) Insurance law, (P63) Long term insurance business and either (P61) Life, critical illness and disability underwriting, or (P62) Life, critical illness and disability claims respectively. The AMUS also require a written work reference from your company’s chief underwriter and evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).
All the examinations mentioned above are offered by the CII as either papers contained within the Diploma in Insurance or within the Advanced Diploma in Insurance although it is entirely acceptable to simply work towards only the Claims or Underwriting Diploma; click here for further detail (please note Additional benefits link to right of page).
Application for these qualifications is made directly through AMUS. For information, contact +44 (0)20 7636 6308, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to them at Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB. Alternatively, apply via the CII if you already know what you want to do.
Achieving your professional qualifications allows you to demonstrate to your employer, peers and customers that you are an accomplished professional. It also provides a foundation for lifelong learning through continuous professional development.