Please note, due to the current Covid-19 situation, until further notice, we are unable to process any application forms sent to us by post. This covers Membership Applications, SPS Applications and CFP™ Certification Applications. We are also unable to accept Cheques as a form of payment at this time.
Any applications sent to us via email will still be processed as normal. We apologise for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.
Please return the form with all required accompanying evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to SPS Applications Department,
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BY.
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.
Due to a recent change in interpretation of guidance on VAT from HRMC, we are no longer required to charge VAT on
|Member - if paid for at application.
|Non-member who is an employee of a CISI
(Members of the CISI who work for Corporate Supporters will be eligible for member rates detailed
Selecting your SPS Date
Please find below a few things you would need to keep in mind when selecting your SPS date:
Your SPS date needs to be:
- Set after passing your appropriate qualification/gapfill
- Set on or after your CF30 date listed on the FCA register (if applicable)
- Need to be within three months after your CPD year-end date
If advisers are moving between employers, we would only expect an SPS to be applied for once a firm has signed them off to undertake their role as an Retail Investment Adviser or if applicable their CF30 status is active.
We will aim to issue SPSs within 15 working days of receipt of an application as long as
all the required information and accompanying evidence has been provided. If information or accompanying
evidence has been omitted from the application and we need to request more information from the adviser, the SPS
may take longer to process. Advisers must ensure they meet the SPS requirements before they apply.
Due to the high level of incomplete or inaccurate SPS application, individuals now will be advised by email that
their application is unable to be processed and will be given three days to supply the missing documentation.
Regrettably, if this information is not received by the end of the third day, the application will be returned,
SMCR - Changes to the SPS process post 9 December 2019
From the 9 December 2019 all SPS applications will be required to be verified by a nominated Firm verifier. Should you need to register a verifier, please complete the verifier application form and return this to the SPS Team at email@example.com. Our FAQs offer further guidance on changes. Please do keep in mind the CISI offices close between the 24 December 2019 and 2 January 2020.