A manual application form is required for advisers who are:
- Applying for their first SPS
- Returning to work from statutory leave
- SPS has expired and have returned to an advisory role
- SPS has expired (outside of 45 day renewal window) and you are unable to renew online
- Want to realign their SPS start date
- Want to renew their SPS with CISI from another awarding body
Please submit the above application form with all required accompanying
Applicants will receive an automated email response upon receipt of the
We will aim to issue SPSs within 10 working days of receipt of an application
as long as all the required information and accompanying evidence has been
provided. If information or accompanying evidence has been omitted from the
application and we need to request more information from the adviser, the SPS
may take longer to process. Advisers must ensure they meet the SPS
requirements before they apply.
Due to the high level of incomplete or inaccurate SPS application, individuals
now will be advised by email that their application is unable to be processed
and will be given three days to supply the missing documentation. Regrettably,
if this information is not received by the end of the third day, the
application will be returned, unprocessed.
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Making changes to your specialist areas
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
Removing a specialist area at the SPS renewal - there is a section in the
renewal form to remove areas.
Adding a specialist area during the current SPS year. Advisers need to email
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.
Removing a specialist area during the current SPS year. Advisers need to
email SPSApplications@cisi.org asking for the area to be removed 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
We are no longer required to charge VAT on SPS fees due to interpretation of
guidance on VAT from HMRC.
|Application Type (UK, GSY & IOM)
Online renewal application
SPS Renewal application with membership
Manual renewal application (The administration fee
will not be applied for applicants returning to work from statutory
leave or for members that are transferring their certificate to CISI
from another professional body.)
|| £37 plus £25 administration fee
If you have been absent from work and unable to meet the required 35 hours of
Advisory CPD, your firm is permitted to suspend the requirements of TC 2.1.17R
in respect of a retail investment adviser for the period of time during which
the retail investment adviser is continuously absent from work, if that
absence is due to:
How to opt out of CPD
- maternity, paternity and parental or adoption leave.
- long-term illness or disability.
caring responsibilities for a family member who has a long-term illness or
any other absence allowed in order for the firm to meet its statutory duties
in relation to equality and diversity.