The CII qualification was launched in Autumn 2014 to provide a logical next step for holders of the Level 3 Certificate in Mortgage Advice. It only requires completion of the R07 advanced mortgage advice unit, where R01 and CF6 are held.
The CII qualification is designed to enable advisers to diversify their skills into areas such as bridging finance, auctions, financing foreign properties and other specialist types of mortgage lending.
“Reaching the 1,000-mark in such a relatively short space of time is testament to the value of the qualification and the adviser community’s desire to voluntarily further their professional expertise,” said Vishal Pandya, head of operations at Society of Mortgage Professionals.
The Road to CII Level 4
Mortgage Solutions has been running a series of how Pandya obtained the level 4 qualification, outlining how he studied for and took his level 4 CeMap exam. The first part of Pandaya’s journey through to exam day starts here.
Hazel Bowen, chartered financial planner with Smith and Pinching in Norwich added: “Not only has obtaining the qualification helped me to attain chartered status, it has also given me a broader knowledge of the housing market and enabled me to provide true holistic advice.”
The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) was created in 2005 by the Chartered Insurance Institute, to provide focus and momentum for the professional development of all those working in the mortgage market.