Broker ASSESS, the online training and competency assessment system designed by Biba and the CII to help brokers become FSA compliant, has officially launched.

The system aims to address the knowledge and understanding requirements of the FSA's training and competency regulation. It features a number of questions and case studies, which brokers can design into tailor-made tests in order to assess staff. The site also features a range of job specifications, as well as forms for recording results and analysing competency.

Sam Roddan, Biba project manager for the Broker ASSESS team, said additional information will be added to the site in four phases. The site currently features 16 case studies of scenarios broking staff face in their day-to-day work, which will be scaled up to 60 case studies by next summer, and 1400 test questions, which will be scaled up to 2500.

Brokers interested in finding out more about broker ASSESS can visit the website A special introductory rate of £75 per staff member per year is available until October, when prices will rise to £95, before rising further to £120 in 2004.