European Institute of Management and Finance | CII Award in Financial Planning
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CII Award in Financial Planning

The benchmark of learning for advisers across the global market place


Designed for financial advisers and insurance agents, this single-unit Award provides a solid grounding in the core financial and life assurance products and offers guidance on what constitutes professional practice, thereby providing a framework for ethical behaviour.

With over 6,500 holders to date across 80 countries, the Award in Financial Planning is the benchmark qualification for this sector.

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

As the premier professional body for the insurance and financial planning professions, the CII promotes higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability. With over 120,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world’s largest professional body dedicated to these sectors. Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and understanding. Membership of the CII signals a desire to develop broad professional capability and subscribe to the standards associated with professional status. The CII works with businesses to develop bespoke, company-wide solutions that ensure competitive advantage by enhancing employees’ technical and professional competence. Individually, CII’s members are able to drive their personal development and maintain their professional standing through an unrivalled range of learning services and by adhering to the CII’s Code of Ethics.

Seminar Content:

  • The client’s needs
  • The fact-finding process
  • Good practice
  • Protection products
  • Savings and investment products
  • Pension products

Why the Award for Financial Planning

  • Upon completion, CII members are eligible to use the designation ‘CII (Award)’. Continuing Professional Development requirements apply.
  • On passing the exam, you will hold one of the three Awards needed to complete the Certificate in Insurance and Financial Services.


  • Provide 15 Certificate-level credits towards completion of the CII’s higher level qualifications (subject to completion requirements and excluding the Certificate in Insurance which is subject to UK regulation).

Is the Award suitable for me?

  • The Award is open to anyone working outside the UK in the insurance and financial services sector irrespective of educational background or experience.
  • In a growing number of territories, the Awards meet the regulatory qualification requirements relevant to advisers.
  • In other non-regulated environments they frequently provide a development pathway where no local educational and professional provision is available.

Your next step

Upon completion, CII members are eligible to use the designation ‘CII (Award)’. Continuing Professional Development requirements apply.

DATES: 28, 29 March

DURATION: 14 Hours

LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 17:15

FEES: €380 + VAT


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Exam format

  • 2-hour exam
  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • 70% nominal pass mark
  • Results released after 5 weeks

Participants will receive a certificate for successful participation indicating all topics covered

Register Here

If you need help completing the online registration form, please give us a call at 2227 4470 or email us at 

Trainer: Demetris Nicolaou

Demetris Nicolaou currently works as the Finance Director of D. Nicolaou & Sons Ltd.  He previously worked for Alpha Bank Limited in Cyprus as Head of Asset Management and at Emerging Markets Management in the USA as Co-Portfolio Manager.  Demetris holds a degree in Finance & Economics and an MBA from the American University in Washington, DC.  He is a CFA Charterholder and a holder of the Certificate in Company Direction by the Institute of Directors.   Demetris is a Non-Executive Director of Hanseatic Capital Management Limited, of The Alexandria Fund and of Axia Ventures Ltd an investment banking firm.