Recognition of Prior Learning

ANZIIF recognises and appreciates current competency and the level of professional experience you hold, which is why for advisers with around 2+ years' experience, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an available pathway towards attaining the ‘ANZIIF New Zealand Compliance for Advisers (General Insurance or General Insurance Broking)’.

As a registered training organisation, ANZIIF has been providing RPL for over 25 years, and is the only educator in the New Zealand market actively promoting RPL for this certification.
Elements specific to the Financial Advice Regime will be included in a specially tailored bridging unit. The unit must be completed by all who seek compliance certification via ANZIIF – including those relying on RPL in their pathway.

What is RPL?

RPL is the option for skilled insurance professionals to receive accreditation based on demonstrated capability.

RPL provides you with the opportunity to achieve a full or partial ANZIIF certification via the evaluation and credit of formal learning (institutes of technology, polytechnics, and private training establishments) and informal learning (on-the-job training, skills and experience, professional development programmes or skills and knowledge gained through voluntary work).

Hear from Arlene Tyler, Manager Accreditation Pathways RPL at ANZIIF on everything RPL.


Benefit of RPL

RPL offers many benefits, including:

  • Avoids having to repeat learning 
  • Saves time and money - RPL is generally faster than completing studies
  • Potential recognition for overseas professionals who want to attain the NZ domestic compliance certification

What do I need to do?



Send to [email protected] your expression of interest, along with:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • Current position description (PD)
  • Your Master ID number*

*If new to ANZIIF, please register online to obtain a Master ID.

ANZIIF's RPL team will review your documents and determine your eligibility. 



If you are eligible, you will be provided with the following:



Once your application is processed, you will receive information on how to complete and submit your RPL portfolio, including templates and examples.


An RPL portfolio normally takes around two months to complete



Once the RPL team has reviewed your portfolio, you will be invited to participate in a video interview with the assessor to complete the final step in the RPL assessment. 


The purpose of the assessment interview is to enable the assessor to validate your portfolio and verify your competency. 



Once all criteria are satisfied, you will be awarded credit towards the 'ANZIIF New Zealand Compliance for Advisers (General Insurance or General Insurance Broking)'.


Successful completion of the designated ANZIIF bridging unit (NZCGI-20 or NZCGB-20) will then provide for the issuance of compliance certification.


The bridging unit may be completed prior to, or after RPL assessment. 


For ANZIIF New Zealand Compliance for Advisers (General Insurance)  

Full RPL  - $850 (NZD) (including enrolment into the NZCGI-20 bridging unit)

Per skills unit (NZD)

  • GE1N001-20 Communicating and discussing options with clients - $190
  • GE2N002-20 Understand general insurance products and policies - $190
  • GE3N004-20 General insurance law and regulation - $190
  • UW2N022-20 Understand the core processes of underwriting - $190 

No GST applicable

For ANZIIF New Zealand Compliance for Advisers (General Insurance Broking) 

Full RPL - $1,075 (NZD) (includes enrolment into the NZCGB-20 bridging unit)

Per skills unit (NZD)

  • BR3N003-20 Prepare submissions for new insurance broking business - $190
  • BR3N008-20 General insurance law and regulation for brokers - $190
  • BR3N011-20 Provide professional insurance broking services and advice - $415   
  • GE2N002-20 Understand general insurance products and policies - $190

No GST applicable

Further information

For further information about RPL for the 'ANZIIF New Zealand Compliance for Advisers', please email [email protected]