Accredited Training Partners

The CISI does not offer training for candidates preparing to sit CISI exams. Instead the Institute accredits external partners to do so. The purpose of accreditation is to enable training partners to demonstrate that they have rigorous processes in place to deliver quality training and support for all candidates who sit the CISI's exams.

The CISI also awards Premier Training Partner status to Training Partners who go above and beyond the expectations for an Accredited Training Partner. The CISI is pleased to announce that Capital Markets & Derivatives Training, CCL Academy, Examready, Fitch Learning, Glascow Consulting, Kaplan Financial, Lockie Consultants and ZISHI Cornerstone have been awarded premier partner status.

Find an Accredited Training Partner near you

In addition to the numerous resources available to you as a CISI member, many of our Accredited Training Partners (ATPs) also offer virtual learning programmes as well as face-to-face training which may be of interest to you. You can find more information by visiting the websites of our ATPs.

To find an ATP select where you are and what you would like to study from the lists below:


Become an Accredited Training Partner

The CISI's accreditation process is a key feature of its quality assurance. The purpose of accreditation is to enable training partners to demonstrate they can deliver quality training and support for all candidates who sit the CISI's exams.

This is a formal and visible process that reassures clients and customers that key suppliers provide a high quality service linked to the CISI's qualifications.

Benefits of Accreditation:

  • membership of a network of high quality, selected partners offering face-to-face and virtual training for the CISI's globally recognised qualifications
  • licence to use CISI Accredited Training Partner logos on marketing and promotional materials
  • listing on CISI's website
  • tutor support materials, including access to CISI’s online ATP Portal.
  • free exam sitting for tutors
  • ongoing contribution to CISI qualifications' development
  • invite to ATP forums

Tutor support

The CISI offers a support service to tutors preparing candidates for its exams in the UK and overseas. This includes provision of learning manuals, training materials and practice exam questions.

The CISI can also provide, for an additional fee, tuition (usually two-three days), using freelance trainers associated with the Institute, to assist the training partner in training its own tutors to deliver courses of high quality and consistency.


Before becoming an accredited training partner (ATP), potential training partners must satisfy the CISI's requirements and show the capability, expertise and facilities to provide training and support. All tutors must demonstrate that they are suitably qualified and experienced to deliver training for the exam for which they wish to be accredited.

At least one representative of the partner must hold membership of the CISI before accreditation is granted and this level of membership must be maintained for each year the training partner is accredited.

Monitoring of Training Partners is undertaken at least once every three years to ensure that the most up-to-date activities of the partner are recorded and that the partner continues to meet the standards of high quality training required.

How to apply

If you would like to apply or find out more information please contact, and we will put you in touch with a representative at your local CISI office:

 ATP Application Form
 ATP Application Form Guidance Document
 Suitably Qualified & Experience Trainer Policy

A one off fee of £1,000 will apply.