Diploma / Advanced Diploma
in General Insurance
and Risk Management
Accredited by CII
How These Qualifications Can Help Your Career Development
Provide pathway to achieving the ACII designation.
Add relevant and recognised designations to your name.
Demonstrate your commitment to personal development.
E n h a n ce yo u r k now l e d g e f ro m r i g o ro u s c u r r i c u l u m a t e a c h l e ve l.
Facilitate lifelong learning with por table accumulated credits.
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Examination Schedule Exemption Request
Examinations are held in April and September each year. For details, please refer to the You may request for exemption of any SCI
DGIRM / ADGIRM module if you hold a
Examination Schedule at: www.scicollege.org.sg/examschedule.asp?DGIRM
qualiﬁcation which you consider may provide
the basis for exemption.
Examination Format, Structure & Fees To qualify for exemption of any SCI DGIRM
Modules GI01 to GI03 / ADGIRM module, the qualiﬁcation /
subject(s) in consideration must strictly meet
Please refer to: www.scicollege.org.sg/CGI_ExamStructure and the following requirements:
(1) The qualiﬁcation / subject(s) in
Module GI04 to GI011 consideration must match at least
80% of the syllabus of the SCI DGIRM
Examination Format Examination Structure
/ ADGIRM module to be exempted,
Module GI04 to GI07 and their assessment / examination
3 hours per module
Part I 15 questions 120 marks must be of comparable standard to
Minimum Passing Grade Part II 2 questions 80 marks SCI assessments / examinations
55% per module out of a possible total with a minimum of 70% match to SCI
Module GI08 to GI11
of 200 marks as speciﬁed assessment / examination process.
Part I 9 questions 45 marks
(2) The qualiﬁcation / subject(s) in
Written Format (Pen & Paper Mode) Part II 1 question 50 marks
consideration must have been obtained
Based on short answer questions, case Part III 3 questions 105 marks by taking the examination and not by
studies and essay questions exemption or transfer of credit from a
NB: The Textbook will come with a Specimen Examination Paper (if available) for the candidate’s guidance. course or programme previously taken.
(3) The qualiﬁcation has been awarded by
Examination Fees (inclusive of 7% GST) a recognised institution or professional
body, and must not be more than 10
First Attempt SCI Member Company S$299.60 per module
years from the date of application for
The Fee payable for each module is Non-SCI Member Company S$389.48 per module
inclusive of the Textbook. exemption.
NB: Not more than 2 module exemptions for each level
Each Subsequent Attempt SCI Member Company S$214.00 per module
of Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted. The
No Textbook Given Non-SCI Member Company S$278.20 per module candidate must register and pass module GI05: Legal
Aspects of Insurance.
NB: In addition, a non-refundable registration fee of S$32.10 (inclusive of 7% GST) is payable for each application submitted.
You will be required to pay a non-refundable
administration fee of S$53.50 (inclusive
FSDF Incentives Enhanced to Spur Continued Talent
of 7% GST) for the processing of your
Development Upon successful application and notiﬁcation,
To encourage ﬁnancial institutions to continue to invest in training and upgrading their manpower an exemption fee of S$149.80 (inclusive
capabilities, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has increased its funding of training fees of 7% GST) is payable for each module
of the Financial Sector Development Fund (FSDF) under its Financial Training Scheme (FTS) from exempted. If you wish to apply for any
exemption, please submit your completed
50% to 70%. This enhancement is valid from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2010. The FSDF
application online at:
incentives apply to only Singapore ﬁnancial sector organisations that sponsor eligible participants www.scicollege.org.sg/ExamEx.asp?DGIRM
to training programmes meeting qualifying criteria, namely sponsored trainees have to be executive
Please note that any candidate who has
level staff members physically based in Singapore. For enquiries, please contact the FSDF
passed the relevant CII units does not need
Secretariat directly at 6229 9396 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org to pay any exemption fee, if he or she wishes
to join SCI DGIRM / ADGIRM programme.
CII Membership Beneﬁts If you are a holder of the following SCI
CII membership gives you access to everything you need to plan and develop your career in any Certiﬁcate / Diploma or have passed
aspect of insurance for all CII examination levels, including discounted fees for the CII revision the following examinations, you are
automatically exempted from taking GI01,
courses and examinations. For more information on the beneﬁts, types and fees for membership,
GI02 and GI03 modules of the SCI DGIRM
please refer to: www.scicollege.org.sg/CII-SCI/guidelines.asp#CIIMEMBER programme, in which case no exemption fee
To apply for the CII membership to enjoy the beneﬁts, you need to complete and submit the
(a) SCI Certiﬁcate in General Insurance
Online Membership Application Form at: www.scicollege.org.sg/CII-SCI/membership_new.asp (prior to year 2002);
(b) SCI Diploma in General Insurance
SCI will submit your Application Form to the CII for processing and approval. The CII will reply to
(Exempted from GI01, GI02, GI03, GI04,
you directly. GI05, GI08 & GI09);
(c) BCP, PGI and ComGI Examinations;
Programme Changes (d) Any other equivalent qualiﬁcations
offered by other academic or
SCI solely reserves the right to make any changes (including the fees) to the DGIRM / ADGIRM professional institutions as listed
programme owing to any unforeseen circumstances, or when it considers necessary or appropriate in Notice No: MAS 211, subject to
to do so. For the latest details, please refer to SCI website at: www.scicollege.org.sg/dgirm submission of supporting documentary
evidence to SCI.
Brief Description Of Modules Who Would Beneﬁt?
Certiﬁcate GI01: Basic Insurance Concepts and Principles (BCP) • Business Development and
Level Acquire knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Singapore Marketing Managers /Executives /
(GI01 -GI03) insurance market, insurance concepts and principles, insurance documents, Ofﬁcers
claims and reinsurance. • Underwriters / Underwriting
Executives / Ofﬁcers
GI02: Personal General Insurance (PGI)
Acquire knowledge and understanding of the scope of coverage, underwriting • Customer Service Managers /
considerations and claims procedures for the main Personal General Executives / Ofﬁcers
Insurance lines. • Claims Managers / Executives /
GI03: Commercial General Insurance (ComGI)
Acquire knowledge and understanding of the scope of coverage, underwriting • General Insurance and Reinsurance
considerations and claims procedures for the main Commercial General Brokers
Insurance classes. • General Insurance Agents and
Advanced GI04: Risk and Insurance • Risk Management Managers /
Executives / Ofﬁcers
Certiﬁcate Acquire knowledge and understanding of insurance practice and industry
Level regulations, and develop an understanding of the role of risk management in • Risk Surveyors and Loss Adjusters
(GI01 -GI05) producing strategies for handling risk in an organisation.
Also suitable for:
GI05: Legal Aspects of Insurance • Any holder of SCI Certiﬁcation in
General Insurance (passed BCP,
Acquire knowledge and understanding of the laws which underpin the
PGI and ComGI), or its equivalent
operation of insurance, the system within which these laws operate, and deal
in accordance with Notice No: MAS
with the principles of insurance contracts, as well as the regulatory structure, 211
laws and regulations governing the insurance market in Singapore.
• Any holder of SCI Diploma in
Diploma GI06: Underwriting Practice
• Insurance staff wishing to obtain a
Level Acquire knowledge and understanding of the business, regulatory and legal professional insurance qualiﬁcation
(GI01 -GI07) environment of underwriting, main inﬂuences on underwriting strategies, for career advancement
principles and practice of risk pricing.
• Insurance staff wishing to build
GI07: Insurance Company Operations upon existing general academic
Acquire knowledge and understanding of the objectives of business qualiﬁcation, such as a degree,
organisations, the functions that all insurance organisations must perform, by obtaining an industry-speciﬁc
and the regulatory environment in which insurance organisations operate.
Advanced GI08: Commercial Property Underwriting
Diploma Acquire knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of risk
Level assessment, and underwriting in relation to property, pecuniary, construction
(GI01 -GI11) and engineering insurances, the role of surveyors and inspection services,
the ability to synthesise different aspects of the syllabus, and the application
of knowledge and skills to practical situations.
GI09: Commercial Liability Underwriting
Acquire knowledge of the ways in which liability arises and of the duty of
care owed, and the effect of a breach of that duty and the resultant damages,
an understanding of the purpose and effect of the relevant legislation, the
ability to synthesise different aspects of the syllabus, and the application of
knowledge and skills to practical situations.
GI10: Claims Management
Acquire knowledge and understanding of claims philosophies, the
implementation of claims systems, the management of claims functions and
claims service, and the claims practice within the non-life insurance industry.
GI11: Business and Economics
Acquire awareness and broad knowledge of the environment in which
businesses operate, the economic, ethical, operational and ﬁnancial
framework applicable to companies.
Progression Pathway Towards ACII Qualiﬁcation
Upon successful completion of the SCI ADGIRM programme (examination modules GI01 to GI11), you are encouraged to pursue the CII
Advanced Diploma in Insurance and attain the ACII designation.
Please note that the maximum credits which you may attain upon successful completion of such SCI ADGIRM examination route (modules
GI01 to GI11) will be capped at 210 CII credits, subject to full payment of the CII accreditation fees upon successful application for the
CII Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Since the APL policy and fees are subject to review and changes by the CII, you should quickly
apply for the CII APL as and when you pass any of the modules from GI01 to GI11 at: www.cii.co.uk/pages/as/individualaccreditation.aspx
To help you pass your examinations and attain the CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance, SCI may offer revision courses (tutorial classes
- provided that there are sufﬁcient interested candidates to sustain the viability for each class) for 3 selected CII Advanced Diploma units
(1) CII 945: Marketing (30 CII credits)
(2) CII 960: Advanced Underwriting (30 CII credits)
(3) CII 990: Insurance Corporate Management (30 CII credits)
However, you are free to choose other CII Advanced Diploma units to fulﬁl the CII minimum completion requirements of 290 credits, with
at least 180 of these obtained at the CII Advanced Diploma level. From 1 January 2011, the completion requirements for the CII Advanced
Diploma level will be changed to 290 credits [minimum of 205 credits at the CII Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, with a minimum of 90
credits at the CII Advanced Diploma level; CII units P05 (Insurance Law) and P92 (Insurance Business and Finance) being compulsory - or
equivalent, where appropriate].
For other CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance units, please refer to:
CII Accreditation Awarded
The CII has awarded credits towards the ACII / FCII qualiﬁcations to the following DGIRM / ADGIRM modules:
SCI Module CII Accreditation Awarded [Barred From Relevant CII Unit Examination (If Any) As Speciﬁed Below]
To be granted 20 CII non-unit speciﬁc credits at the CII
Certiﬁcate level upon successful examination completion of
GI02 Non-unit speciﬁc
all 3 modules and full payment of the CII accreditation fees
upon successful application.
GI04 Non-unit speciﬁc (With effect from 1 July 2010)
GI05 CII P05: Insurance Law
To be granted the following credits at the CII Diploma level
GI06 CII P80: Underwriting Practice
upon successful examination completion and full payment of
GI07 CII P92: Insurance Business and Finance the CII accreditation fees upon successful application:
(With effect from 1 July 2010) 20 CII credits each for GI04 & GI06
CII P93: Commercial Property and Business Interruption 25 CII credits each for GI05, GI07, GI08 & GI09
GI08 (With effect from 1 January 2010)
GI09 CII P96: Liability Insurances (With effect from 1 January 2010)
GI10 CII 820: Claims Management (Non-Life) To be granted 30 CII credits each for GI10 & GI11 at the
(Available until 31 December 2010) CII Advanced Diploma level upon successful examination
CII 530: Business and Economics completion and full payment of the CII accreditation fees upon
GI11 (With effect from 1 September 2010) successful application.
CII P05 (Dip / Adv Dip) CII 510 (Adv Dip), CII 530 (Adv Dip) are compulsory units of the relevant CII examinations until October 2010 (last examination sitting).
However, in cases where candidates may have been granted exemptions by SCI for certain DGIRM / ADGIRM modules, The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) may exercise its right to review
the merits of each case based on its prevailing Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) policy.
Maximum Period For Completion
To obtain the SCI Advanced Diploma in General Insurance and Risk Management (modules GI01 to GI11), the candidate must pass all
11 modules of which 8 modules (GI04 to GI11) must be passed within 7 consecutive years. The qualifying period commences in the year
in which the ﬁrst module (GI04 to GI11) is passed or exempted.
Module passes or exemptions exceeding 7 consecutive years are considered outdated and will not count towards meeting the ADGIRM
requirements. Any candidate with outdated passes or exemptions is required to resit the examinations for the modules, in order for him or
her to count towards meeting the ADGIRM requirements.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirement
The holder of the respective designation [Dip SCI (GI & RM) or Adv Dip SCI (GI & RM)] must fulﬁl a Continuing Professional Development
(CPD) requirement of 30 hours every 2 years. If the holder attains the designation in year 2011, the reporting period will be from year 2013
to year 2014. The CPD hours earned per reporting period must be from educational activities in acceptable subject matter areas (relating
to general insurance, reinsurance, risk management and regulatory changes or developments affecting the general insurance industry).
For a listing of the various CPD programmes conducted or endorsed by SCI, please refer to SCI website at: www.scicollege.org.sg/dgirm
SCI Diploma / Programme Description
The DGIRM / ADGIRM programme of the Singapore College of Insurance
Advanced Diploma in (SCI) aims to provide candidates with an in-depth and comprehensive
General Insurance and Risk technical knowledge of risks and insurance, insurance principles, products,
underwriting principles and practice, claims management, insurance company
Management operations, legal aspects of insurance, as well as business and economics.
(DGIRM / ADGIRM) It comprises a total of 11 modules from the Certiﬁcate level to the Advanced
Diploma level, as speciﬁed in the Qualiﬁcation Framework below.
Accredited by CII
SCI + CII Subjects Qualiﬁcations Awarded Upon Successful Completion
Certiﬁcate in Personal General Insurance
GI01: Basic Insurance Advanced
(Cert PGI) AND
Principles (BCP) Certiﬁcate
Certiﬁcate in Commercial General
GI02: Personal General Insurance (Cert ComGI)
Insurance (PGI) Provides a solid grounding in basic insurance
and Risk in General
principles, concepts and marketing practices.
GI03: Commercial General Also provides foundational knowledge of Management Insurance Advanced
Insurance (ComGI) personal and commercial general insurance (Adv Cert and Risk Diploma
SCI) Management in General
GI04: Risk and Insurance
(DGIRM) Insurance CII Advanced
Provides solid grounding in basic insurance concepts and
principles, general insurance products, and a good understanding and Risk Diploma in
GI05: Legal Aspects of in general insurance industry practices, risk and insurance, and Management Insurance
Insurance the laws and regulations governing the general insurance industry.
GI06: Underwriting Practice
Provides broad-based knowledge on general Insurance industry
GI07: Insurance Company practices, from company operations to underwriting practices.
GI08: Commercial Property
GI09: Commercial Liability Develops sound technical underwriting knowledge and skills in all
Underwriting classes of general insurance, as well as provides practical insights
into claims management function.
GI10: Claims Management
GI11: Business and
CII 945: Marketing
CII 960: Advanced This is the “professional” qualiﬁcation awarded to experienced and
Underwriting expert market practitioners.
CII 990: Insurance Corporate
Qualiﬁcation Framework Qualiﬁcation Awards
The qualiﬁcation framework has been designed to deliver the following beneﬁts: As progress is made upon completion of each
• Progressive qualiﬁcation structure building on existing knowledge at each module, a notiﬁcation of examination results
level in the form of a Result Slip will be issued two
• Industry recognised designations awarded upon successful completion months from the date of the last examination. SCI
• Portability of qualiﬁcations upon achievement will send the candidate’s Result Slip by registered
• Supporting competence and compliance activity post to the mailing address.
• Knowledge gained applicable to local context
Upon successful completion of the examination
• Facilitating lifelong learning to upgrade knowledge and skills, and to enhance
modules, you will be entitled to use the respective
designation as follows:-
• GI01 to GI05 - Adv Cert SCI (GI & RM)
Sequence Of Examination Attempts • GI01 to GI07 - Dip SCI (GI & RM)
Before attempting the SCI DGIRM / ADGIRM examination, you must ﬁrst • GI01 to GI11 - Adv Dip SCI (GI & RM)
successfully complete the SCI Certiﬁcate in General Insurance (CGI)
examination by obtaining passes in BCP-GI01, PGI-GI02 and ComGI-GI03, To maintain the respective designation Dip SCI
unless exempted as speciﬁed. (GI & RM) / Adv Dip SCI (GI & RM), you will have
to meet the Continuing Professional Development
Subject to the Examination Schedule, you may attempt the examinations of (CPD) requirement.
modules GI04 to GI11 in any order of preference.
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About Singapore College of Insurance
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The Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) is a not-
for-profit, industry-based training and professional
education provider that was established in 1974
to support Singapore’s development as a major
international financial centre. For over three decades,
SCI has earned a strong international reputation for its
comprehensive suite of high quality, industry-relevant
training and education programmes that cater to the
learning needs of industry professionals from all across
Asia in its core fields of Insurance, Risk Management,
Financial Services and Wealth Management.