The CIP program requires that ANZIIF CIP members complete and record a minimum of 25 CIP points of professional development activities each calendar year (January to December).
ANZIIF defines professional development (PD) as any activity that is educational and adds legitimate value to your knowledge and skills as a professional.
The CIP Points Allocation Table explains how many CIP points you can earn for the activities you engage in. To seek CIP points accreditation for an event that you are running (e.g. conference, seminar, workshop), please complete the CIP accreditation form and return to Customer Service. If the activity that you are looking for isn’t included in the table you can contact our Customer Service team and they will be able to help ascertain the CIP value of that PD activity.
CIP Points allocation table
|Insurance and financial services training (including in-house) and live webinars||
|Attendance at industry seminars, conferences, workshops or in-house training||
|Completion of online continuing education activities with self-assessment components||
|Attendance at breakfast/lunchtime/evening meetings or discussion groups||
|Reading of professional literature or viewing educational media (videos, podcasts, recorded webinars)*||
|Successful completion of a relevant professional AQF award course module or skills unit||
|Successful completion of ASIC RG146 Tier 1 compliance (excluded by RPL)||
|Successful completion of ASIC RG146 Tier 2 compliance (excluded by RPL)||
|Preparation and publication of an educational article in a professional journal or online publication||
|Membership of an insurance/financial services industry Board, Council or Committee**||
|Preparation of notes for presentation* at discussion groups/seminar/conference etc**||
|Presentation at seminar/training course/conference** etc||
|Completion of general professional development activities relevant to your career progression (e.g. IT training courses, general management or public speaking programs)||
|CPA Foundation Module||
|For overseas members demonstrated compliance with CPD requirements of industry regulators in the country where you are a resident||
ANZIIF are no longer awarding points claimed for commenting on Articles, Videos and PD Activities on the ANZIIF website.
* A time log must be kept.
** A combined maximum of 15 CIP points can be claimed for this service-based activity per year.
The CIP points allocation is subject to regular review and may change from time to time. In the event of a change ANZIIF will honour the most generous point allocation applicable from either the current version, or the version immediately prior.
Recording CIP Points
As a CIP, you are required to keep a record of all PD activities each year so that if you are selected in the random CIP Audit you will be able to show evidence that you have completed the required amount of PD activities.
Evidence of PD can be shown through a record of the activities undertaken, along with documentation including:
- enrolment records
- employer reports
- attendance lists
- assessment statements
- statutory declarations or
- detailed diary notes.
These records should be kept for at least 12 months after the year in which the activity occurred.
There are a number of ways you can track your PD activities, ranging from the ANZIIF online CIP Points register to maintaining a record sheet in Excel. The Account Tools feature on the website also provides you with a live count of your CIP points, based on your online activities.