Renew your Statement of Professional Standing

CISI members who hold a Statement of Professional Standing (SPS) can renew their SPS simply and easily. Through our online renewal system members can put through a renewal application quickly, without any need for paper. For those who cannot renew online, a manual SPS renewal form can be completed.

Online Renewal

You can now renew your SPS online using the SPS Renewal System which can be accessed via MyCISI. You will need your login details to access this area of the website. Renewing online will ensure you get instant confirmation of your renewal and if your firm is a verifier, they can track the progress of your application. Guidance on how to renew can be found here.

All SPSs can be renewed up to 60 days prior to the expiration of an SPS and all individuals will be provided with reminder emails in advance of this.

In order to renew your SPS, you must ensure you meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Retail Investment Adviser as defined by the FCA
  • Hold an Active FCA number (if applicable)
  • Have completed 35 hours RDR relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on the CISI CPD Scheme or CISI Accredited CPD Scheme (Please note CPD completed must be within  three months before your SPS renewal date)
  • Confirmation of Adhered to the FCA Statement of principle and code of practice for approved persons (APER) or if a Relevant Authorised Person complied with the COCON requirements
  • Confirmation of Adherence to the CISI's Code of Conduct
  • Agree to SPS terms and conditions
  • Apply before your SPS expires
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If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please email


Application Type Price
Member - paying for SPS at application. £35
Non-member who is an Employee of a CISI Corporate Supporter. (Members of the CISI who work for Corporate Supporters will be eligible for member rates detailed above.) £160

Due to a recent change in interpretation of guidance on VAT from HRMC, we are no longer required to charge VAT on SPS fees

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. 

Adding RDR specialist areas

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 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.

Manual renewal

You will be unable to use the online SPS system and will need to complete a manual SPS application form if you:

  • de-registered from the FCA register and have a gap within your renewal
  • currently hold your SPS with another provider but wish to renew with the CISI
  • are realigning your SPS date
  • have been on long term leave due to sickness/maternity
  • SPS has expired
  • are applying for an initial SPS.

Information on our manual SPS renewal process

SPS renewal user guide

Terms & Conditions

Please ensure you are familiar with the following terms and conditions before making or renewing an SPS application.

SPS Terms & Conditions
RDR CPD Requirements
SPS Disciplinary Process - This policy relates to discipline in relation to the CISI’s SPS decisions, in accordance with the UK Regulator’s requirements.
SPS Appeals Process - This policy relates to appeals in relation to the CISI’s SPS decisions, in accordance with the UK Regulator’s requirements.


SPS Transfer

Advisers changing employment can now transfer their SPS to their new employee if it has not as yet expired.

Advisers will be required to complete a Transfer form and pay a £10 fee for the transfer. Once processed, the SPS will be transferred to your new employer. However please note the SPS expiry date will remain the same so advisers will need to ensure they renew their SPS before it expires. As there is no change to the SPS date, please note a new SPS certificate will not be issued.

Should you have any enquiries or require a copy of your SPS certificate please email the SPS Team at