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  • Objective
  • Contents
  • Structure & Format
  • Duration
  • Minimum Passing Grade & Result Slip
  • Examination & Registration Fees
  • Study Materials / Supplementary Notes
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    Last Updated Date : 14/11/2013

    Certification In General Insurance (CGI) 
    (Modular Examination Format)

    Since 12 June 2002, the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) has introduced a modular approach to the Certification in General Insurance (CGI) which comprises 3 modules, namely:

  • Basic Insurance Concepts and Principles (BCP)
  • Personal General Insurance (PGI)
  • Commercial General Insurance (ComGl)
  • Personal General Insurance Certification
    This Certification comprises 2 modules, namely:

  • Basic Insurance Concepts and Principles (BCP)
  • Personal General Insurance (PGI)
  • Commercial General Insurance Certification
    This Certification comprises 2 modules, namely:

  • Basic Insurance Concepts and Principles (BCP)
  • Commercial General Insurance (ComGI)
  • This SCI Certification in General Insurance (CGI) in modular format gives the candidate foundation knowledge and headstart towards the SCI Diploma / Advanced Diploma in General Insurance and Risk Management (DGIRM / ADGIRM) qualification framework. A candidate who has passed BCP, PGI and ComGI examination modules is eligible to use the designation Cert SCI (General Insurance) as specified in the SCI Policy Guidelines on the use of such designation. Subject to meeting the entry and documentation requirements, the candidate can then proceed to the SCI DGIRM / ADGIRM Programme, leading to the award of the respective designations Dip SCI (GI & RM) and Adv Dip SCI (GI & RM) upon successful completion. For self-explanatory details, please click here.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credits awarded by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

    Candidates who have passed the BCP, PGI and ComGI examination modules are eligible to apply for CII RPL credits as tabled below at the following link: www.cii.co.uk/prior-learning.

    Qualification

    CII Credits

    Basic Insurance Concepts & Principles (BCP) and
    Personal General Insurance (PGI)

    15 credits (non-unit specific) at the Certificate level

    Basic Insurance Concepts & Principles (BCP) and
    Commercial General Insurance (ComGI)

    15 credits (non-unit specific) at the Certificate level

    Basic Insurance Concepts & Principles (BCP) and
    Personal General Insurance (PGI) and
    Commercial General Insurance (ComGI)

    20 credits (non-unit specific) at the Certificate level

    Candidates are however advised to familiarise themselves with the CII RPL Scheme rules and application process before submitting their applications.

    We also wish to draw the attention of candidates to the following statement by the CII:

    "At its sole discretion, the CII reserves the right to make, amend and/or withdraw credit awards for prior learning at any time, on due notice as it sees fit and without monetary compensation. Under no circumstances will the CII accept any liability for consequential indirect or special losses or special damages of any kind arising out of or on in any way concerned with awarding or withdrawal of credit awards for prior learning.

    The award of credits for prior learning in the CII’s qualification framework is a privilege and not a right and it is expressly agreed that there is no intent to bring legal relations into being or otherwise establish a contractual relationship between the parties."

    Satisfying Regulatory & Industry Requirements

    Regulatory Requirement
    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) requires that anyone who sells and / or provides sales advice (including general insurance intermediaries and employees of insurance companies, finance companies, banks, as well as merchant banks) to pass the Personal General Insurance Certification, and / or the Commercial General Insurance Certification, depending on the lines of products sold or advised.

    For details, please refer to Notice No: MAS 211 from the MAS website at: www.mas.gov.sg.

    Industry Requirement
    Both the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) and the Singapore Insurance Brokers' Association (SIBA) also require all "Front End Operatives" or "FEOs" personnel (defined as personnel engaged in sales and / or providing insurance advisory services and / or handling claims) to possess the relevant certifications.

    For details, please refer to:

    "Training and Competency Requirements" in GIA website at: http://www.gia.org.sg/public_market_structure_training.php

    "Training & Education" in SIBA website at: www.siba.sg

    For Whom

    Personal General Insurance Certification
    Those intending to provide advice and / or sell the following personal general insurance products:

  • Personal Motor Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Property Insurance (Householder Insurance, Houseowner Insurance and Other Personal Property Insurance)
  • Personal Liability Insurance
  • Other Types of Personal General Insurance / Health Insurance (Domestic Maid Insurance and Golfer Insurance; Critical Illness Insurance and Hospital Cash Benefits)
  • Commercial General Insurance Certification
    Those intending to provide advice and / or sell the following commercial general insurance products:

  • Property Insurance & Business Interruption Insurance
  • Liability Insurance
  • Motor Insurance
  • Marine and Aviation Insurance
  • Construction and Engineering Insurance
  • Pecuniary Insurance
  • Insurance Bonds
  • Foreign Worker Insurance
  • Group Personal Accident Insurance
  • Objective

    Personal General Insurance Certification
    To ensure that the insurance practitioners who provide advice and / or sell personal general insurance products possess the requisite basic knowledge of the insurance concepts, principles and market practices, as well as the main personal general insurance products, to be able to perform their jobs competently.

    Commercial General Insurance Certification
    To ensure that the insurance practitioners who provide advice and / or sell commercial general insurance products possess the requisite basic knowledge of the insurance concepts, principles and market practices, as well as the main commercial general insurance products, to be able to perform their jobs competently.

    Contents

    Basic Insurance Concepts & Principles (BCP) *
    (Study Guide: 4th Edition)

  • Structure of the Insurance Market
  • Risks and Insurance
  • Principles of Insurance
  • Law of Agency and Contract
  • Insurance Documents
  • Claims
  • Reinsurance
  • Professionalism and Ethics

  • Personal General Insurance (PGI)
    (Study Guide: 4th Edition)
  • Private Motor Insurance
  • Personal Property Insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Liability Insurance
  • Other Personal / Health Insurance
  • Commercial General Insurance (ComGI)
    (Study Guide: 4th Edition)
  • Property Insurance
  • Business Interruption Insurance
  • Liability Insurance
  • Commercial Motor Insurance
  • Marine and Aviation Insurance
  • Construction and Engineering Insurance
  • Pecuniary Insurance
  • Insurance Bonds
  • Foreign Worker Insurance
  • Group Personal Accident Insurance
  • * BCP is a common module under the Personal General Insurance Certification and the Commercial General Insurance Certification. Preferably, the BCP examination should be taken at the first attempt, as the BCP module forms the foundation knowledge upon which the other modules are based.

    NB: BCP, PGI and ComGI examination passes are the Minimum Entry requirement for the DGIRM / ADGIRM Programme.

    Structure & Format
    BCP: 40 multiple-choice questions
    PGI: 50 multiple-choice questions
    ComGI: 50 multiple-choice questions

    Duration
    BCP: 45 minutes
    PGI: 1 hour 15 minutes
    ComGI: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Minimum Passing Grade & Result Slip
    70% for each module. 
    One mark will be awarded for each correct answer. No mark will be awarded or deducted for any wrong or blank answer.

    No certificate will be issued. Only Result Slip will be issued.

    Examination & Registration Fees (Inclusive of 7% GST)
    For details, please click here.

    Study Materials / Supplementary Notes
    A textbook will be given to the candidate taking the examination for the first time to assist in the examination preparation. The candidate is solely responsible for obtaining the correct edition of the textbook and the latest supplementary notes, etc, where applicable.

    Please note that Supplementary Notes (if any) which update the study guide are testable materials applicable to the relevant examination.

    Please note that the candidate can collect the textbook (if applicable) only when the necessary correct payment (if applicable) has been made to SCI.

    For details, please click here.

    Examination Mode
    English Medium - Computer Screen Examination (CSE)

    The candidate can self-study for the examination.

    For tutorial, if interested, please view and apply online at: https://www.scicollege.org.sg/search.asp?class=CGICHI

    Examination Frequency & Schedule
    The examinations in English are conducted daily on weekdays.

    For details of the examination dates, please refer to the Examination Schedule.

    Examination Resitting
    There is no limit on the number of times that a candidate can sit for an examination. However, he or she will not be permitted to sit for any examination if he or she has either passed or been exempted from it.

    Exemption
    Please view self-explanatory details at the Exemption Policies.

    Registration
    The candidate must register online via SCI Website.

    For details, please refer to the Examination Registration Policies.

    Programme Changes
    SCI solely reserves the right whether or not to accept any candidate, or to make any changes (including the fees) owing to any unforeseen circumstances, or when it considers necessary or appropriate to do so.

     
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