The accredited body’s latest magazine, The Journal, revealed that Adeel Ahmed and Zeeshan Ahmed had been excluded form taking their exams until July 2013 because of their actions.
The statement said: “At a disciplinary hearing on 18 October, a disciplinary panel upheld a complaint against the respondents who had been talking/signalling to each other repeatedly during an online examination.
“Both had been asked to stop by the invigilator but continued to communicate. This was a breach of the online examinations admissions document.”
The CII said the pair could only sit a further exam on completion of its ethics course.
In another case, Mohamed Mulji, of Bedford Insurance Services was reprimanded for a “technical breach” of examination regulations after claims he was talking to another candidate during a CII exam.