The Chartered Insurance Institute has postponed exams due to take place in April due to the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Following the UK government’s advice to stop non-essential contact and travel, the professional body announced today (March 17) it would move the date of written exams planned for April 20, 21 and 22 to October.
This postponement applies to all, except candidates set to take RO6 (financial planning practice) and AF7 (pension transfers), which will go ahead in July.
Multiple choice question online examinations will go ahead at the pre-booked centres as there are less than 25 candidates at each sitting, but any candidate who needs to follow government guidance to self-isolate at the time of their exam can rebook at no additional cost.
The CII said it would continue to monitor and review the situation with these sittings in line with government guidance.
Sian Fisher, chief executive, said the CII would also produce virtual content to support CPD requirements and keep members informed through its contact with the government and regulators.
She added: “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. We will continue to be here to assist the profession during these challenging times.”
Full list of adviser units postponed to October:
(J03) The tax and legal aspects of business
(J05) Pension income options
(J07) Supervision in a regulated environment
(J11) Wrap and platform services
(AF1) Personal tax and trust planning
(AF2) Business financial planning
(AF4) Investment planning
(AF5) Financial planning process
Postponed to July:
(R06) Financial planning practice
(AF7) Pension transfers
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