Adding RDR specialist areas
Please note:We have made the decision to withdraw gap-fill as it is no longer appropriate to fill the gaps as a result of changes made to the exam standards by the FCA. The deadline to undertake and lodge your gap-fill with us is 31 December 2020. Please see our FAQs for more information.
The CISI can add specialist areas to an adviser's SPS once this has been issued. There are two ways to do this:
- Adding a specialist area at the SPS renewal - there is a section in the renewal form to add the area and advisers just need to attach evidence of the additional gap fill or qualifications.
- Adding a specialist area during the current SPS year. Advisers need to email evidence of the additional gap fill or qualifications to email@example.com asking for this additional area to be added to the SPS. A new SPS will not be issued as the SPS does not outline the specialist areas, however the CISI system will be updated and this will be available to the FCA.
Please note that advisers can, and are advised, to apply for additions to specialist areas in advance of renewing their SPS wherever possible. Please click here to determine qualification and gap-fill requirements for specialist areas.