As a member of a Chartered professional body you will benefit from an enhanced status in the financial services sector globally. You will become a part of an organisation which holds the respect of governments and firms around the world, and can communicate with the public on an authoritative and clear level.
Through the various grades of membership you can gain designatory letters. These, added to your CV, business cards or LinkedIn profile, indicate your knowledge of, and experience within, the financial services profession. You can also strive to become personally Chartered and achieve the pinnacle of professionalism. Chartered members of a Chartered body are highly regarded and qualified professionals, and are considered experts in their fields.
Whether for yourself, or your staff, membership of the CISI provides a host of opportunities to support the highest standard of professionalism. The resources CISI offers are tailored for financial professionals to ensure they can maintain a high standard of knowledge, excel in their role and do the best job for their firm.
Whatever stage of your career you are at – there is always potential for growth and progression. CISI members can progress in their roles, constantly supported by the Institute. This progression can be both as part of the Institute, moving up through the membership grades, and in their individual careers – where the knowledge and experience gained earns members the recognition they need to get ahead.
Through the various grades of membership members can gain designatory letters. These, added to a CV, business cards or LinkedIn profile, indicate a knowledge of, and experience within, the financial services sector. Members can also strive to become personally Chartered and achieve the pinnacle of professionalism. Chartered members of a Chartered body are highly regarded and qualified professionals, and are considered experts in their fields.
CISI members have extensive opportunities to make connections and share knowledge. Through membership of the CISI professionals can access an international network of 45,000 financial practitioners. A combination of events, forums and social media, enables CISI members to initiate and develop an array of connections with professionals from across the sector.
The CISI has different grades of membership. Whether you are just starting out in the profession; have achieved a relevant professional qualification; or you are an established practitioner with a wealth of experience, there is a grade appropriate for your level.
You also have the opportunity to become personally chartered – the pinnacle of professionalism.
Student membership of the CISI is available to all candidates who sign up to take a CISI exam. Once you book your exam you will become a student member, giving you access to a host of benefits normally restricted to qualified members of the Institute.
Becoming an Affiliate member of the CISI is a straightforward way to improve your career prospects.
As an Affiliate member of the CISI, you demonstrate a commitment to professionalism, integrity and excellence. It shows colleagues and clients that you want to develop your knowledge and progress in your career.
Membership is also a way to show your commitment to ethical behaviour. All CISI members must complete an integrity test upon joining, as well as sign up to a code of conduct.
Affiliate membership is ideal for those forging a career in financial services, whose job role does not require a specialist financial qualification.
Associate membership gives you the competitive advantage you need to stand out from your colleagues.
Becoming an Associate publicly demonstrates your commitment to professionalism, integrity and excellence to clients and colleagues. It also shows the effort you have made to undertake financial qualifications and your determination to continue your professional development. The designatory letters that Associate members can use – ACSI – are a way of demonstrating membership of the leading professional body in your profession.
This level of membership is perfectly suited to professionals with experience of the profession, who are looking to progress to more senior positions. The knowledge, insight and expertise that Associate members can access helps them differentiate themselves from colleagues.
Attaining full Member status indicates a high level of knowledge in financial services as well as a commitment to the principles of professionalism, integrity and excellence. It is both a sign of achieving a higher level financial qualification, and of a desire for professional development.
This is made clear to colleagues and clients through the designatory letters that all full Members can use – MCSI. This level of membership shows an ongoing ambition to develop knowledge and progress to senior levels.
It is also a tangible demonstration of your commitment to ethical behaviour – all CISI members must complete an integrity test upon joining, as well as sign up to a code of conduct.
CISI Members are required to receive 10 hours of related learning to meet their CPD requirements. Both new and existing CISI members can obtain 10 CPD units with EIMF’s eLearning Programmes.
Start your learning journey by considering any combination of the following CPD-unit Courses to create your 10 CPD CISI bundle.
Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption
Examine best practices and the legal framework to battle bribery and corruption.
ICAAP Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process
Understand why firms perform an internal capital adequacy assessment and analyse the relevant process and methodology. Investigate the risk management frameworks according to Basel guidelines.
Practical Aspects of the Compliance Function
Examine a practical overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Compliance Officer in the Financial and Professional Services sectors.
Treating Customers Fairly and Handling Complaints in the Financial Services Sector
Learn how to treat your customers fairly and handle their complaints in a fair and compliant way. Examine the relevant legal framework and rules in Cyprus and the UK.
Advanced Anti-Money Laundering for Financial Institutions
Review key AML concepts and the relevant international bodies. Examine the Risk-based AML, KYC, CDD and the requirements in the EU and US.
Anti-Money Laundering for Legal Professionals and DNFBPs
Examine the AML procedures for Legal Professionals, what the FATF considers as Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals (DNFBPs) and appreciate the role of non-financial persons in combating Money Laundering.
Compliance in Marketing and Promoting of Financial Products
Consider the limitations and regulation of the promotion of financial products and services. Examine the role and importance of compliance in marketing.
AIF – Alternative Investment Funds
Understand the various categories and legal forms of AIFs as well as the legal framework and rules relating to their operation in Cyprus.
AIFM – Alternative Investment Fund Managers
Review the AIFM Law of 2013 and its most recent amendment. Examine which entities this Law affects, the requirements for registration, organisation and transparency, as well as the general principles of AIFMS in Cyprus.
AML 4th and 5th Directives Overview
Update your AML knowledge with the context of the 4th Directive and examine the upcoming amendments which will be implemented with the 5th Directive.
Anti-Money Laundering Fundamentals
Examine the AML measures that must be taken by organisations such as financial institutions, lawyers and other regulated entities. Learn what Money Laundering is and how it is performed and discover the fundamental concepts of key AML principles.
Analyse how ethics and global institutions are connected and learn how to improve your ethical behaviour in business.
Fundamentals of Risk Management
Analyse the basic aspects of Risk Management including Credit and Market Risks, Risk Oversight and Risk on Operations.
MiFID II Overview
Understand the basic concepts of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and the changes implemented with MiFID II.
UCITS – Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities
Examine the various types of UCITS and learn more about the EU and Cyprus legal frameworks related to their operation.
Best Execution Overview
Become compliant with the regulatory framework around Best Execution and learn how to achieve fair customer treatment.
CISI Student Membership is automatically provided when registering to a CISI exam
MCSI Membership – £293.75
Affiliate/ACSI Membership – £198.75
The aforementioned fees are revised on a quarterly basis and membership will be valid until March 2020.
EIMF eLearning CPD Participation
Both new and existing CISI members can complete their 10 CPD requirement with EIMF’s eLearning courses for the premium discounted fee of €150.
New CISI Members
The CISI Customer Support Team can help you work through the application process for becoming a CISI Member. Please complete the form at the end of this page and the CISI team will get in touch with you.
Once the CISI team confirms your registration for the CISI membership, EIMF’s Learning & Development Advisers will contact you within 48 business hours to help you start your CPD training.
Existing CISI Members
CISI Members should forward their contact details and official CISI membership certificate to EIMF (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a Learning & Development Advisor will get in touch within 48 business hours to help you start your CPD training.
Should you require any support with becoming a CISI Member, please contact the CISI Customer Support Team. For any support related to EIMF’s eLearning Programmes, please contact the EIMF Learning & Development Team.
CISI Customer Support Team
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