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CII to add more AFPC tests

The Chartered Insurance Institute is introducing two new Advanced Financial Planning Certificate exams for people wanting to progress from the FPC or improve their existing AFPC passes.

The two exams, Retirement Options and Pension Investment Options, will be introduced next year and both need to be passed to qualify for full AFPC creditation.

CII director general and SOFA managing director Sandy Scott says: “We have recognised that for some people the AFPC represents a significant step up from the FPC in terms of demand, commitment to study and preparation. The half AFPC approach will make the transition easier.”

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