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CICM Qualifications are regulated by Ofqual, Qualification Wales and, CCEA (Regulations) and available in Apprenticeships or a range of study options, as well as the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for End Point Assessment (EPA).
If you want to get started with a CICM Qualification, we would advise that you identify which Study method would be best for you.
Many Credit and Collections roles specifically require CICM qualifications or evidence that you are working towards them.
Ofqual regulated and accredited against the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) Quality Framework for initial contact, support work and advice work.
CICM has worked with the High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA) to develop qualifications at Level 2, 3 and 4 for those working in the enforcement industry.
Level 2 CICM Qualifications
These are referred to as "Entry Level" CICM Qualifications. They are the benchmark for credit controllers, collectors and enforcement agents working in operational roles, with little or no experience in the profession.
Level 3 CICM Qualifications
These are referred to as the "Intermediate" CICM Qualifications. They are the benchmark for credit controllers and collectors working in senior operational roles.
Level 5 CICM Qualifications
These are referred to as the "Advanced" CICM Qualifications. These are the benchmark for credit and collections professionals at a managerial or strategic level.
What are the next steps after a Level 5 Qualification in Credit Management and Collections? It's more important than ever to ensure that you continue your professional development and keep your skills sharp. Take a look at our CICM Training options, filled with Credit and Collections training courses to help you with your continuous development.
The CICM accredits prior learning, and learners may apply for an exemption for one or more units if they have passed a relevant subject in an equivalent qualification. This must be at the same or a higher level.
A request for exemption should be made in writing on registration with the CICM, and be supported by copies of certificates and official confirmation of the subjects or units passed. It may also be necessary to provide syllabus details so that the Institute can determine the degree of match between the qualifications being considered and its own units.
Examination exemptions will not be awarded for units where a candidate has previously sat and failed that unit in an CICM examination. Also, only the CICM can advise on eligibility for exemptions. Exemptions are not valid until the relevant fee has been paid.
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Moderator Feedback Reports are useful resources to help learners with their assignments to help them achieve a good result.
Advanced Credit Risk Management
Compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
Legal Proceedings & Insolvency
Strategic Communications and Leadership
General Money & Debt Advice principles & practice
Debt Prioritisation principles & practice
Court Procedures and Enforcement Action principles & practice
Non-statutory solutions & budgeting advice principles & practice
Statutory solutions & budgeting advice principles & practice
Money & Debt Advice Call Handling principles & practice
2. Choose your Level - Watch our video on how to know which level is right for you.
3. Choose your method of study and enrol onto either of the methods
You can request a status report on your current CICM Qualifications. Please allow up to 5 working days for CICM to process your request.
If your CICM Qualification Certificate is damaged or lost, you can request a new one.