Advisers should not be alarmed if the Chartered Insurance Institute’s gap-fill tool shows up a lot of holes in their learning, according to PFS chief executive Fay Goddard.
Speaking at the PFS annual conference in Coventry this week, Goddard told delegates the CII had created its gap-fill tool so that members could go online to identify the continuing professional development they need to meet the QCF level four qualification required under the RDR.
She said: “Do not panic – a lot of people are worried when they see they have got 40, 50 or 70 gaps. These are small gaps and a lot of people will have already done relevant CPD and will be able to declare that they have done it.
“It may appear a bit daunting and I have heard people say it means they have to do more exams. That is not the case. You can do exams if you choose to but you certainly do not have to.”