Advanced Diploma

Overview

Advanced Diploma
Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma

The CILA Advanced Diploma requires you to have a thorough understanding of the principles of insurance and how these may be applied in the handling of claims.  This qualification provides you with the opportunity to specialise in the adjustment of a specific type of claim, from a choice of: Property (Domestic), Property (Commercial), Liability, Business Interruption, Subsidence or Aviation. The Advanced Diploma is perfect for those who wish to handle more complex claims as part of their career progression.

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To obtain the CILA Advanced Diploma qualification you must pass the following exams:

1. AD1 - Application of the Principles of Insurance
3½ hour computer based essay exam comprising 5 questions from a choice of 6.

2. AD2 - Adjustment of Claims
3½ hour computer based essay exam comprising 5 questions from a choice of 6. The AD2 exam includes questions which are relevant to particular types of insurance. In advance of the exam sitting, candidates are therefore asked to select an AD2 exam paper from a choice of: Property (Domestic), Property (Commercial), Liability, Business Interruption or Subsidence or Aviation.

The CILA Advanced Diploma qualification requires you to undertake your own reading and research in preparation for the exams. There is a syllabus for each paper and we recommend that you use this as the framework for your study. To help get you started the Institute provides a recommended reading list. We would also encourage you to review past papers which are published below.

We recommend that you allow between 100 to 120 hours of study for each paper.

CILA text books can be purchased from our publishers, Witherby at http://www.witherbyinsurance.com/categories/loss-adjusting.html

The recommended exam text book, Property Insurance Law and Claims, can be purchased at a discounted price of £30 if you entered to sit a CILA exam. Please request by emailing . We will pass your details (including confirmation of your exam entry) to the publishers Witherby who will then contact you direct to arrange payment and delivery.

• AD1 - Application of the Principles of Insurance

Studying for the AD1 paper will give you a thorough understanding of the adjustment of claims. You will learn about warranties in fire and theft policies and special perils extensions. You will study the principle of subrogation and appropriate rights of recovery, such as negligence, nuisance, trespass, contract and statutory. You also will gain an understanding of different legal entities and explore various aspects of policy cover, for example, first loss policies and average conditions. You will research the practical application of typical domestic insurance policies and learn procedures relating to the investigation of extent of loss and validation of quantum. You will also gain an understanding of arbitration, the Financial Ombudsman Service, ethics and treating the customer fairly.

• AD2 - Adjustment of Claims

Studying for the AD2 paper will further develop your understanding of adjustment of claims. You will learn about the reinstatement memorandum, day one reinstatement memorandum, public authorities’ clauses, contract price clause, professional fees clause, debris removal clauses and appreciation in value clause (escalator). You will also gain an understanding of business interruption cover, the different types of claim that can arise and methods of calculation. You will research building construction and obtain knowledge of CDM regulations, party wall legislation, asbestos issues and wet/dry rot claims. You will learn about roles and responsibilites when Contractor Networks are engaged. In addition, you will study in depth the policy coverage and claims handling issues associated with your choice of paper.

The entry fee for each Advanced Diploma exam is £200:

AD1 = £200

AD2 = £200

Total = £400

The Institute examination procedure is changing.  In October 2018 we trialled computer based exams for the Advanced Diploma and ACS at Pearson centres.  We are delighted that following the success of the trial all Advanced Diploma and ACS exams are now computer based and “On Demand”.

How does this work?

Book your Advanced Diploma or ACS exam by purchasing the voucher from Mindhub.

Having purchased the voucher you will then be able to schedule your personal examination venue, date and time by creating your online account with the exam facilitator Pearson VUE: http://www.pearsonvue.com/cila/ 

Please note that you will need your CILA membership number in order to create your Pearson VUE account.

 

1. CILA membership. Please note that you can only attain a CILA qualification if you are a member of the CILA. If you are not already a member, please apply for CILA membership via the following link: https://online.cila.co.uk/login/login.asp

2. Entry Requirements. Entry to the Advanced Diploma exams is only open to CILA members who hold the CILA Diploma qualification.

3. Book an Exam.

Book your Advanced Diploma exam by purchasing the voucher from Mindhub.

Having purchased the voucher you will then be able to schedule your personal examination venue, date and time by creating your online account with the exam facilitator Pearson VUE: http://www.pearsonvue.com/cila/ 

Please note that you will need your CILA membership number in order to create your Pearson VUE account.

4. Cost

All examinations and resits cost £200.

 

AD1 questions
AD2 questions (Aviation Paper)
AD2 questions (Business Interruption Paper)
AD2 questions (Liability Paper)
AD2 questions (Property Commercial Paper)
AD2 questions (Property Domestic Paper)
AD2 questions (Subsidence Paper)

C1 questions
C2 questions
C3 questions (Business Interruption Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Property Commercial Paper)
C3 questions (Property Domestic Paper)
C3 questions (Subsidence Paper)

C1 questions
C2 questions
C3 questions (Business Interruption Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Property Commercial Paper)
C3 questions (Property Domestic Paper)
C3 questions (Subsidence Paper)

C1 questions
C1 examiner's comments
C2 questions
C2 examiner's comments
C3 questions (Aviation Paper)
C3 questions (Business Interruption Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Property Commercial Paper)
C3 questions (Property Domestic Paper)
C3 October 2016 questions (Subsidence Paper)

C1 questions
C2 questions
C3 questions (Commercial Property Paper)
C3 questions (Domestic Property Paper)
C3 questions (Aviation Paper)
C3 questions (BI Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)

C1 questions
C1 Examiner's Comments
C2 questions
C2 Examiner's Comments
C3 questions (BI Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 (Liability Paper) Examiner's Comments
C3 questions (Commercial Property Paper)
C3 questions (Domestic Property Paper)
C3 questions (Subsidence Paper)

C1 questions
C1 Examiner’s Comments
C2 Questions
C2 Examiner’s Comments
C3 questions (BI Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Property Commercial Paper)
C3 Examiner’s Comments (Property Commercial Part 2)
C3 questions (Property Domestic Paper)
C3 Examiner’s Comments (Property Domestic Part 1 & Part 2)
C3 questions (Subsidence Paper)
C3 Examiner’s Comments (Subsidence Part 2)

C1 questions
C2 questions
C3 questions (BI Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Commercial Property Paper)
C3 questions (Domestic Property Paper)
C3 questions (Subsidence Paper)

C1 questions
C2 questions
C3 questions (BI Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Commercial Property Paper)
C3 questions (Domestic Property Paper)

C1 questions
C2 questions
C3 questions (BI Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Commercial Property Paper)
C3 questions (Domestic Property Paper)

C1 questions
C2 questions
C3 questions (BI Paper)
C3 questions (Liability Paper)
C3 questions (Commercial Property Paper)
C3 questions (Domestic Property Paper)

 

A marking scheme for the Advanced Diploma exams is available to download. Please note that this scheme is for guidance only and is intended to give an indication of the level of performance required to obtain each grade.

The Recommended Reading List contains a list of books and publications for all subjects.

 

John Hall

What our Members say

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

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