CII recognises IFP certificate in paraplanning

The Chartered Insurance Institute has now recognised the Institute of Financial Planning certificate in paraplanning under its qualifications framework.

The certificate is set at QCF level 4 and completion attracts 20 non-unit specific credits for candidates studying at diploma level. A cost will be levied by the CII for holders wishing to claim the credits.

IFP qualifications director Lucy Courtenay says: ““We know that a number of paraplanners are already working towards CII qualifications or planning to do so in future. We’re pleased to see this recognition for the certificate in paraplanning as we believe it will help the professional development of more and more Paraplanners, a role which is so important within financial planning firms.”