Study Support

At the CISI we aim to ensure you perform to the very best of your ability in any CISI examination you undertake. Whether you choose to follow a self-study route or use an Accredited Training Partner, we have a number of resources that will help you prepare.

These can all be accessed quickly and easily by logging in to My Study – our online platform for student members.

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Resources to help you prepare for your exam

CISI workbooks and ebooks

A CISI workbook and Ebook is required to be purchased when booking our exams. This is to ensure there is one standard workbook from which all exam candidates can prepare.

Candidates are advised to download the workbook and elearning editions charts to ensure that they have the correct edition for their exam. For candidates sitting certain exams outside of the UK, study materials are included in the exam price. For further details please contact our Customer Support Centre.

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Accredited Training Partners (ATPs)

The CISI accredits external training partners to offer training for candidates preparing to sit our exams.

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CISI Student Membership

12 months free student membership of the CISI is available to all candidates who sign up to take a CISI exam.

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Sample & Past Exam Papers

Sample papers are available for a selection of our CBT exams and contain exam standard questions which are designed to replicate a live exam and give candidates an indicator of the style and format of exam questions. However, although they are exam standard, these particular questions will not feature in the exam.

Example sample paper 

Past papers and chief examiners' reports are available for our narrative exams to enable you to familiarise yourself with the exam format, types of questions, and timings.

Example exam past paper      Example examiner report

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Additional resources we offer

Revision Express

Revision Express is an online study tool designed to be used alongside CISI workbooks to prepare you for your exam. It contains a range of questions that aid learning by reaffirming understanding of the subject, and the Sample Exam Standard Test contains questions that have been compiled to reflect as closely as possible the standard that you will experience in your exam. However, the questions in Revision Express should not be viewed as sample exam questions as sample papers are available for this purpose.

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Professional Refresher

Professional Refresher is a first-class online training solution that consists of hundreds of modules to help you remain up to date with the latest developments, maintain regulatory compliance and demonstrate continuing learning.

There are a wide range of modules available which address UK and international issues. Modules are reviewed by practitioners frequently and new topics are added to the suite on a regular basis.

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Professional Assessments

These newly developed short online self-learning courses combine first-class content with a test and a formal certificate of achievement, in one simple cost-effective package. Developed with experts and subject specialists, our Professional Assessments contain the most relevant and up to date material on key topics which affect the financial services sector today. A mix of interactive content, the course comprises videos, interviews, reading and extra references and supportive materials that enhance your understanding as you are learning.

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On the day of your exam

Being calm and prepared on the day of your exam will ensure your months of study and revision pay off. The “On the Day” section in My Study highlights all of the key things that you need to know about your exam, and will help you perform to your best on the day.

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After your exam

My Study includes information and advice following your exam, including how to access your results, when you will receive your certificate and what further opportunities your exam can open up. If you have any questions or queries about the results process you can contact us.

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