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Use Insider to earn CPD hours

At a glance

  • Zurich Insider can now be used by brokers to help them meet their CII requirements
  • User-friendly dashboard enables brokers to easily monitor their CPD progress
  • Insider issues brokers with CPD online certificates once each tranche of learning is completed

For brokers, Zurich Insider just got a whole lot better.

Not only can insurance brokers continue to enjoy the site’s interesting and informative free content, but they can also now earn CPD hours along the way, helping them meet professional requirements.

All CII-qualified members are obliged to keep their skills and knowledge up to date and, as part of this, qualified brokers need to complete a minimum of 35 hours compulsory CPD in a 12-month period – of which at least 21 hours must be structured CPD.

With this in mind, Insider has set up eight learning outcomes on a variety of insurance topics to help meet annual CPD structured or unstructured learning needs.

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The first 10 brokers to achieve a learning outcome will receive a £20 Amazon gift voucher.

For more information on how to achieve a learning outcome visit Zurich Insider.

Each learning outcome is achieved by reading at least 10 articles attached to the topic, and correctly answering three questions relating to each individual story.

And once logged in, Insider can easily log a broker’s progress – and issue CPD online certificates as soon as each learning outcome is completed.

Simple to use

Insider has also created a simple user-friendly CPD dashboard for each individual broker, allowing them to monitor their CPD progress on the Zurich site, as well as showing links to all articles in each learning outcome.

So to start earning CPD hours, all a qualified broker needs to do is log in to Zurich Insider as normal – and for new brokers to the site, registering on to Insider is a simple process – before navigating to the CPD portal, where easy-to-follow instructions will steer brokers to the CPD learning outcome articles of their choice.

And once a broker has clicked on a CPD article, the questions that need to be answered to satisfy CPD scheme requirements are located immediately below each article. Insider will log all progress and when 10 articles are completed in each learning outcome, we will then issue a broker with an online certificate saying they have completed 30 minutes of CPD activity.

The new CPD scheme was introduced by the CII in 2012 to help brokers gain the knowledge and skills needed to support and develop their careers, and help satisfy Financial Conduct Authority regulation.

The scheme is designed to raise the profile of the insurance sector alongside other professions.

Qualified brokers are required to complete a mix of both structured (e.g. seminars, lectures and e-learning) and unstructured (e.g. reading journals or viewing online videos) learning activities, adding up to 35 hours (of which at least 21 hours must be structured CPD).

With additional CPD learning outcomes set to be unveiled on Insider during 2015, there’s now even more reasons for brokers to keep coming back to the popular and ever-expanding Zurich Insider site.

If you would like to sign up to Insider’s CII-accredited CPD programme, simply click through to our CPD hub.

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