Achieving a professional qualification show that you have a certain level of knowledge, provides reassurance to your employer, their clients and customers that you are equipped to do your job. The process of studying towards a CILA qualification will also widen and enhance your knowledge giving you more confidence and success in your handling of claims.
Being a member of the CILA requires you to subscribe to the standards set out in the Institute's Guide to Professional Conduct. By following these standards in your day to day activities you will demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour.
The CILA hosts conferences and lectures at various locations throughout the year. These events are great opportunities to expand your knowledge and meet other members of the Institute. The Institute also delivers webinars and published technical updates on the CILA website. As a member you will be notified and directed to any new information that is published.
The CILA produces a magazine every other month and this is circulated to all members via email. The magazine provides a roundup of Institute activity and celebrates the successes of members. It also includes articles on industry developments, the experiences of members around the world and interesting claim case studies.
The CILA is a membership organisation with over 4,500 individual members. We value and encourage the sharing of member knowledge and expertise as this supports the next generation of claims professionals and brings about continued advancement of our profession. As a member you will be welcomed to get involved in Institute activies, meet other members and build relationships within the claims community.
I would encourage others to consider completing the MSc. I found it very cathartic and the discipline and rigour of the academic process has been enlightening and rewarding to me both professionally and personally.
John Hall, MSc FCILA FRICS ACII FRSA FCABE FUEDI-ELEA BDMA
CATS Manager, Graham High Group