The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has launched an online compliance and competence system to help insurance brokers maintain and improve their qualifications.

The system is an attempt to pre-empt expected Financial Services Authority (FSA) requirements that brokers provide ongoing proof of their competence.

It will include access to training, examinations, tutorials and practice assessments. It is for both individual brokers and large organisations.

CII director general Sandy Scott said that although qualifications were important, they were only half the picture. "The other half is demonstrating you remain competent on an ongoing basis, year in year out, to do the role you are doing."