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.

Camargue Academy Online

Camargue Underwriting Managers has entrenched its status as an innovative training leader within South Africa’s insurance industry with our online Camargue Academy.

Brokers have complete control over their own learning process and can be accessed on any device, at anytime, anywhere. A 100% pass is required to complete a module, and each section must be completed before the user can move on to the next. Three attempts are permitted to pass a section before moving on; the programme follows a structured and specific sequence. Upon completion, users are issued with a confirmation certificate for CPD purposes.

FAIS CPD MODULES AVAILABLE

The below courses are accredited through the Insurance Institute of South Africa as per continuous professional development fit and proper requirements in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002.

1. Liability 101

An introduction to liability insurance
(4 FAIS CPD Hours)
  • Understand the legal framework behind liability claims
  • Important concepts and terminology
  • Policy structure and types
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2. Cyber-security Essential

An introduction to Cyber-security awareness
(3 FAIS CPD Hours)
  • A wide overview of tangible cyber-security concepts and practices
  • Obtain fundamental practical knowledgeabout working habits and safety operating in an increasingly technology-drivenworld
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3. CPD Reading

(earn up to 12 FAIS CPD Hours)
Each CPD Reading course consists of multiple thought leadership articlesfrom Camargue’s Weathervane and industry professionals.
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PRODUCT SPECIFIC TRAINING AVAILABLE

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.

We highly recommend that all representatives of financial services providers that place business with us undertake our product specific training despite regulatory exemptions.

IMPORTANT:

  • A 100% passmark is required to successfully complete the product specific training.
  • The product information will be available to download before attempting the assessment.
  • A certificate of completion will be provided should you successfully complete the product specific training.

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

  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Commercial Crime
  • Cyber Risks
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Pension Fund Trustees Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Medical Malpractice Indemnity
  • Financial Institutions
  • Kidnap and Ransom Insurance

The following Product Specific courses are available and count towards IISA CPD, should you be a member of the IISA and require CPD Hours for their professional standards:

  • Directors’ & Officers’ Liability (earn 5IISA CPD Hours)
  • Employment Practices Liability (earn 3 IISA CPDHours)
  • Cyber Risks (earn 1.5 IISA CPD Hours)
  • Commercial Crime (earn 2IISA CPD Hours)

UPCOMING ONLINE WEBINAR TRAINING

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.

There are currently no Class of Business sessions available.
  • FAIS CPD: As per continuous professional development fit and proper requirements in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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.

IMPORTANT: Your responsibilities relating to training

Product Specific Training:
- A FSP must ensure that its key individuals and representatives have completed class of business training and product specific training.

- A 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.

- A 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.

Camargue 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.

Remember
• CPD accreditation is allocated only once per year for a training event – but nothing stops you from attending the same course repeatedly.
• Please ensure that you bring a valid driver’s licence or ID when registering to obtain CPD hours.
• Please ensure that you have been signed in and out to earn CPD hours.    

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