A qualification for the P&I industry produced by the International Group of P&I Clubs
What is P&IQ?
First launched in 2010, the International Group’s P&I Qualification (P&IQ) programme has been hugely successful, with over 2000 examinations taken and many candidates achieving the full qualification. Providing high quality, targeted education, it has over the years become acknowledged in its own right within the P&I industry and in the wider insurance market as a unique and challenging standalone professional qualification.
Who can take the P&IQ?
Anyone – you do not have to work for a member P&I Club of the International Group of P&I Clubs in order to take the qualification. It is open to all.
Why do the P&IQ?
The P&IQ is a rigorous three-step programme of education, created by the International Group of P&I Clubs, through which those working in or wishing to work in the industry can gain unique and invaluable knowledge of P&I, including the structure of the shipping industry, the history and operation of the Clubs and the different types of liabilities insured. The knowledge gained will be both academic and practical, allowing candidates to be acknowledged by their peers, managers, future employers, business partners, clients and customers.
What topics does the P&IQ cover?
The P&IQ programme consists of seven modules covering the following topics:
The Shipping Business
P&I Insurance History, Operation and Practice
Underwriting, Loss Prevention and Claims Handling
Collision, FFO & Pollution
Towage, Salvage, General Average & Wreck Removal
What qualifications will I receive?
Candidates can gain three levels of qualification tailored to suit all levels of knowledge and experience as follows:
The P&IQ Certificate is an introductory qualification ideal for candidates new to the industry or for those seeking to enhance existing knowledge or looking for a general background qualification. The P&IQ Certificate is achieved by successfully completing online examinations in Modules 1, 2 and 3 and must be completed before a candidate can move on to take the P&IQ Advanced Certificate.
The P&IQ Advanced Certificate is of a more specialist nature and builds on the knowledge gained in studying for the P&IQ Certificate. The P&IQ Advanced Certificate is achieved by successfully completing online examinations in Modules 4, 5, 6 and 7 and must be completed before a candidate can move on to take the P&IQ Diploma.
The P&IQ Diploma is the highest level of qualification and takes the form of an additional rigorous Module 8 written examination which will test the ability to apply all the knowledge gained in the previous two levels of qualification to practical scenarios faced by those involved in the P&I Industry. A candidate must have achieved the P&IQ Certificate and Advanced Certificate before they can move on to study for the P&IQ Diploma.