Student membership

Student membership of the CISI is available to all candidates who sign up to take a CISI exam. Once you book your exam you will become a student member, giving you access to a host of benefits normally restricted to qualified members of the Institute.

How it works

When you register for one of our exams, you will automatically receive CISI student membership for one year. This membership opportunity is designed to support you in your studies, but also in your wider career development – offering access to resources to build your knowledge, free events to grow your network, and opportunities to help you progress.

Once you complete a CISI qualification, you may be eligible for higher level membership. You can find out more in your membership portal, MyCISI.

Benefits of membership


As a student member you will have extensive opportunities to make connections and build your knowledge. Through student membership you can access an international network of over 50,000 financial practitioners. A combination of events, forums and social media will enable you to initiate and develop an array of connections with experts from across the professional sector.

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Members' professional development is at the heart of everything the CISI does. We work to ensure members have all the opportunities they need to grow in their role and progress in their career. Those opportunities are made as accessible as possible through CPD events, publications and the online member portal, MyCISI. 

Development opportunities


Whatever stage of your career you are at – there is always potential for growth and progression. Student membership can help you progress in your role, constantly supported by the Institute. Once you have completed your qualification, you will be eligible for qualified membership of the Institute – at Affiliate, Associate or Member level. Applying for this level of membership also takes you a step closer to attaining an individual charter, the pinnacle of professional standing. 

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Personal benefits

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Study support

As well as career building opportunities, student membership provides you with access to a selection of resources and information to support you in your studies. By logging in to MyCISI, your online membership portal, you will be able to reach your dedicated My Study section. This includes:

  • Revision support tools, practice and sample papers and tips for study
  • On the day advice for your exam
  • Information about opportunities after your exam
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CISI membership is a compelling marker of professionalism in the financial services sector. Once you achieve your qualification, you will be entitled to become a qualified member. You will also have access to a range of resources to build your knowledge, free networking and learning events to develop your career, and some personal discounts exclusive to qualified members.

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Qualification pathways

Achieving a CISI qualification puts you on a pathway to success. To support you in this growth, you will have the opportunity to take some of the CISI’s higher level qualifications. By undertaking further qualifications you will continue to stand out as a professional, determined to expand your expertise.

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