Camargue Academy

We are delighted to present the increased scope of our training through the Camargue Academy.

 

Since 2010, Camargue Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd (“Camargue”) has provided training to South Africa’s insurance industry. Our programme is designed to share the power of knowledge by making specialist products accessible to all insurance professionals. We are delighted to present the increased scope of our training through the Camargue Academy.  

Training sessions are offered in the following formats:

1.    At Camargue’s offices in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, on a regular basis.

2.    At countrywide roadshows throughout the year.

3.    Online Camargue Academy.

Through distinguished partnerships the Camargue Academy contains a wide selection of topical training sessions which are accredited by the Insurance Institute of South Africa (“IISA”). We encourage insurance professionals to make use of these valuable knowledge transfer sessions as we collectively contribute to the development of the insurance industry at large. 

Our training provides for:

  1. FAIS CPD: As per continuous professional development fit and proper requirements in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002.
  2. Product Specific Training: As per competence fit and proper requirements in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002. In terms of Board Notice 194 of 2017 Determination of Fit and Proper Requirements for Financial Services Providers, a representative must complete product specific training, prior to the rendering of any financial service in respect of a particular financial product. Key individuals and representatives (not under supervision) on the register on 1 April 2018 are deemed competent in respect of product specific training but only in respect of the products applicable to them on 1 April 2018. Our sessions are accredited by the IISA should you be a member and require CPD hours for their professional standards. We highly recommend that all representatives of financial services providers that place business with us undertake our product specific training despite regulatory exemptions.
  3. Class of Business Training: As per competence fit and proper requirements in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002. In terms of Board Notice 194 of 2017 Determination of Fit and Proper Requirements for Financial Services Providers, a representative must complete class of business training, prior to the rendering of any financial service in respect of a particular financial product. Key individuals are required to complete class of business training prior to managing or overseeing a financial service in respect of the relevant class of business.

The Camargue Academy Online, ensures that insurance professionals have control of their own learning process and can be accessed on any device, at anytime, anywhere. The modules are regarded as product specific training, and accredited by the IISA should you be a member and require CPD hours for their professional standards.

The following IISA CPD courses are available on the site:

  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability (5 IISA CPD Hours)
  • Employment Practices Liability (3 IISA CPD Hours)
  • Cyber Risks (1.5 IISA CPD Hours)
  • Commercial Crime (2 IISA CPD Hours)
The programme consists of a final assessment exam after completion of each product module. An 80% pass mark is required to complete each course and each section must be completed before the user can move on to the next. More product specific training modules are being added soon, therefore please keep visiting the site.

The following Product Specific courses are available through Camargue Academy Online.

1. Directors' & Officers Liability
2. Commercial Crime
3. Cyber Risks
4. Employment Practices Liability
5. Pension Fund Trustees Liability
6. General Liability
7. Professional Indemnity

Important: Your responsibilities relating to training

Product Specific Training:

  • FSP must ensure that its key individuals and representatives have completed class of business training and product specific training
  • FSP must within 15 days after the training had occurred, record it in their training register and retain for not less than 5 years after FSP/representative/key individual ceases to render/manage financial services in respect of that product.
  • FSP must within a reasonable time after being requested to do so by a product supplier, provide confirmation that it’s representatives have obtained requisite class of business and product specific training, where the product supplier requires the confirmation in order to ensure compliance with its own legal obligation. 

FAIS CPD:

  • A FSP, key individual and representative must comply with CPD requirements and ensure that activities undertaken are relevant to their business.
  • A FSP must establish policies and procedures to ensure that its representatives and key individuals maintain and update their knowledge and skills, and ensure that training plans are in place for each CPD cycle.
  • A FSP must maintain a training register containing the CPD activities of the FSP, its key individuals and representatives. The total number of CPD hours obtained per person must be calculated and evidence of CPD activities must be recorded. The evidence of CPD activities must be retained for a period of five years from the end of the CPD cycle concerned.

We will send a confirmation of attendance/completion of our training sessions. Please ensure that these are sent to the relevant person at your FSP responsible for maintaining the training register.

For more information contact us at camargue@camargueum.co.za or visit Camargue Academy.

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