membership Statement of Professional Standing (SPS) Initial Applications

The CISI will only accept applications from CISI members (excluding Student members) and employers of Corporate Supporters.

Advisers must ensure they have met all of the SPS requirements before applying.

Apply by:
PDF Application form for initial SPS
Print and complete the form manually
PDF Writable application form for initial SPS
Complete the form electronically
Please type your name in the declaration section. This form does not have to be signed.

Please return the form with all required accompanying evidence by email or post to SPS Applications Department, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, 8 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1AE  

Applicants will receive notification via email when the CISI has received the application form. If you have sent your form to the CISI and you have not received email confirmation of receipt within five working days please contact us.

Processing Timescales

The standard processing timescale for all SPS applications is up to two months from the date of receipt. If additional information is required from the SPS applicant, the CISI will process applications within two months of receipt of the additional information. Additional time may be required to post the SPS.
Applicants will receive email confirmation upon successful completion of the SPS application process.

Guidance for Completing Form

To assist with the completion of the form, the Institute has developed information about commonly made mistakes

SPS Terms and Conditions

To view the SPS terms and conditions please click here 


If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply for an SPS, or if you have any questions about the application process, please email