Helping you Demonstrate Ongoing Competence and Compliance Online
Professional Refresher is a training solution to help you remain up-to-date with industry developments, maintain regulatory compliance and demonstrate continuing learning. This popular online learning tool allows self-administered refresher testing on a variety of topics, including the latest regulatory changes.
There are currently over 45 modules available which address UK and international issues. Modules are reviewed by practitioners frequently and new topics are added to the suite on a regular basis.
At the end of each module there is a voluntary test which will help you to determine how much knowledge you have gained.
Login if you are a member, or have already purchased Professional Refresher.
Use of Professional Refresher is automatically recorded on your CPD log as Active Learning under the CISI CPD scheme. The test can be used to satisfy firm and regulatory requirements and counts as Structured Learning under the RDR. CISI CPD time will be awarded once you have successfully passed an end-of-module test.
*New modules* MiFID II | New UK Regulatory Environment | RDR Adviser |
RDR Independence | Financial Transaction Tax | Behavioural Finance
You can find out which Professional Refresher modules are relevant to your industry using the table here. A breakdown by module of the learning objectives and outcomes is also available as well as full list of module contents. Professional Refresher modules are reviewed regularly - at least every six months and, in some cases, every three months. You can view a full list of last review dates here.
Modules by Industry Sector Learning objectives and outcomes Module contents CPD time earned
Benefits to firms
- Learning and tests can form part of business T&C programme
- Learning and tests kept up to date and accurate by the CISI
- Relevant and useful - devised by industry practitioners
- Access to individual results available as part of management overview facility, ‘Super User’
- Cost effective – no additional charge for CISI members
- Available to non-members
Benefits to individuals
- Comprehensive selection of topics across industry sectors
- Modules are frequently reviewed and updated by industry experts
- New topics introduced regularly
- Free for members
- Successfully passed modules are recorded in your CPD log as Active Learning
- Counts as structured learning for RDR purposes
Professional Refresher and RDR
Certain Professional Refresher modules can count towards your retail investment advisers gap-fill requirements. However, advisers should note that not all modules count towards the gap-fill required for every transitional qualification. To ensure the correct modules are taken, please refer to the gap-fill guidance. For example, the Investment Principles and Risk module will not fill the gap for those holding PCIAM, IAC or LSE qualifications, as it fills some of the required gaps for another RDR transitional qualification.
RDR and gap-fill modules
The full suite of Professional Refresher modules is free to CISI members or £150 for non-members. Modules are also available individually.
If you or you firm would like to find out more about Professional Refresher, please contact us.