Membership

The IISA is the South African Qualifications Authority approved professional body that awards professional designations to qualifying individuals within the short term insurance Industry. Being an affiliated professional member of the IISA positions one in good standing and indicates that the member has undergone extensive insurance training and has acquired the necessary experience at the various levels.

In order to become a professional member of the IISA, an individual must have completed either:
  • An IISA approved qualification from a higher learning institution or
  • A higher learning institution qualification to be verified by IISA and relevant experience per level.

The IISA approved qualifications may be historic, current or foreign qualifications as recognized by IISA.

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Membership Levels

Fellowship (FIISA)

This is the highest designation that an individual can obtain within the insurance profession.

In order to become a Fellow, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • NQF Level 7 academic qualification,
  • Show progression in career, or further academic study
  • Management abilities
  • At least five years' industry experience, including one year as a practicing Associate member.

Associateship (AIISA)

In order to become an Associate, an individual must meet the following requirements:
  • NQF Level 6 academic qualification,
  • Practicing professional who identifies clients' needs and designs solutions to meet the identified needs as a generalist or specialist,
  • Provide insurance risk management service to clients,
  • At least one year's industry experience

Licentiateship (LIISA)

In order to become a Licentiate, an individual must meet the following requirements:
  • NQF Level 5 academic qualification,
  • Practicing professional who identifies clients' needs and designs solutions to meet the identified needs as a generalist,
  • Provide insurance risk management service to clients,
  • At least one year's industry experience

General members

In order to improve the appreciation of the insurance profession, the following levels of general members are available for individuals who are still pursuing their insurance studies:
  • Level 1: Members who have completed the Certificate of Proficiency (CoP), Unisa Elements programme, or 30 FAIS credits,
  • Level 2: Members who have completed the Intermediate Certificate in Business Studies (ICiBS) or 60 FAIS credits;
  • Level 3: Members who have completed an industry relevant qualification (FSB recognised) or UNISA Introductory programme

Students

The student category is for individuals who might not yet have started any insurance study but have a matric certificate and completed the regulatory exams.
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Phone: 0861 00 IISA (0861 00 4472)
International: +27(0)11 341 9480

Fax: 0861 00 IISA (0861 00 4472)
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Email: communications@iisa.co.za
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