The CII has made the application and renewal process for corporate Chartered status easier.
In May, the CII revealed it was relaunching its corporate Chartered proposition for the insurance and financial planning profession.
From July, anyone applying for, or wishing to renew, their corporate Chartered status will be able to do so using a new application form.
Unlike with the previous application and renewal process, the new form will automatically calculate whether a business meets the criteria for staff.
For Chartered insurers and insurance brokers, it will automatically count if all of the board are members, and it will automatically calculate if 90% of customer-facing staff are members -- a significant improvement on the previous manual process.
The new application form also asks whether the applicant is seeking Chartered status for a division or the entire company.
There is also a new section about corporate social responsibility and what the business is doing to give back to the profession. This has been introduced in order to allow firms to demonstrate how they contribute to building public trust and promoting professional standards.