To become an Associate of the CILA you must pass an assessment process called Accreditation for Chartered Status (ACS).
Until 31 Dec 2017 you can choose your method of assessment from the following 2 options:
1. 3½ hour written exam and a 3000 word Critical Analysis of a claim
2. A panel interview, a 4500 word Summary of Experience and a 3000 word Critical Analysis of a claim
The panel interview will not be available after 31 Dec 2017.
An example Critical Analysis, including examiner's feedback, is available to download:
The ACS assessment process is only available to CILA members who have successfully acquired the CILA Advanced Diploma qualification.
In addition to completing the ACS assessment process you must also demonstrate that you have at least 5 years experience working as a loss adjuster (reduced to 3 years if you hold a professional qualification approved by the Institute). If this experience is gained whilst working for a Chartered Loss Adjusting firm/s you will be eligible to become an Associate of the CILA (ACILA). If this experience is gained whilst working for a firm/s which is not a Chartered Loss Adjusting firm you will instead be eligible to become a Certified Member of the CILA (MCILA).