• 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.
The full AD1 syllabus can be found in the Advanced Diploma Handbook.
• 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 full AD2 syllabus can be found in the Advanced Diploma Handbook.
Revised Advanced Diploma syllabi from September 2020
We regularly review our exam syllabi to ensure that it is up to date and relevant to the daily work of our members.
The CILA Examinations committee recently completed a review of our Advanced Diploma syllabi, with input from those who participate in our Special Interest Group (SIG) committees. Revised syllabi will apply to all Advanced Diploma exams (AD1 and AD2) which are sat from 1st September 2020 onwards.