The concept of Chartered professionalism traces its roots back many centuries, to the years following the Norman invasion in 1066. That's some track record. And in the 21st century, Chartered is more relevant than ever in terms of winning and securing public trust.
Across the professional landscape, from accountants to civil engineers, and of course through to insurance brokers, insurers, insurance practitioners and financial planners, Chartered status stands proud as an indicator of the highest standards of learning and ethical behaviour.
Increasingly, consumers - who have grown weary and sceptical following years of financial scandal and falling standards in commercial and retail life - are actively seeking out Chartered practitioners.
As a Chartered body of more than a century's standing the CII grants Chartered titles to organisations which meet strict qualifying criteria.
The value of these is evident as ever greater numbers of insurance and financial services professionals strive to reach what is regarded as the pinnacle of success.