MGAA partners with the CII to launch online training solution
The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) today announces the launch of MGA Assess, an online training solution developed in partnership with the Chartered Insurance Institute (the CII).
The learning management system, part of the wider “Assess” suite, will provide a platform for MGAs to develop the knowledge and technical competency of their people, while at the same time demonstrating their expertise and professionalism to brokers and insurers.
Through e-learning modules, MGA Assess will provide a structured programme of learning with regular assessments to ensure that technical and market knowledge is kept fully up to date. The training is Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) compliant and will provide individuals with continuous professional development (CPD).
Education and training are a key focus for the MGAA. A recent survey of the Association’s membership revealed that professional development and education is important to MGAs, with a large number of MGA employees either holding or studying towards CII qualifications. As well as the launch of MGA Assess, the Association has made a commitment to supporting Chartered Status later in the year.
Speaking ahead of the official launch of MGA Assess, MGAA chairman Charles Manchester said;
“We’ve worked with the CII to develop this training solution. We believe it’s important to drive consistently high professional standards across the industry. Moreover, the IDD requires it. As the first training solution specifically built for MGAs, we hope practitioners will take full advantage of MGA Assess”.
Steve Jenkins, development director at the CII added;
“We are delighted to be working with the Association in the launch of MGA Assess. MGA’s play a key role in the insurance market and we are confident that this initiative will help support structured learning and CPD for a very important group of professionals.”