Netstar launches online telematics training hub for finance and insurance professionals

New CPD programme allows financial services providers to complete online training courses.

Netstar has launched an online continuing professional development (CPD) programme that will allow financial services providers to fulfill their CPD requirements by completing online training courses in the specific applications of telematics and vehicle recovery to insurance and the financial sector.

“It’s our way of supporting the professional development of our partners in the industry,” said Netstar general manager for insurance markets Belinda Felix.

As part of this support campaign, Netstar is also sponsoring the publication of digital magazines and a CPD framework of key industry publications.

CPD training is an initiative by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority to ensure that financial services providers are up to date with current best practice.

“Fulfilling CPD requirements is not always straightforward, with time constraints and other challenges,” said Belinda. “With the easily accessible CPD Hub, we wanted to make it as simple as possible for our partners to get their CPD accreditation.”

Netstar partnered with the Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS), who assisted in building the platform and ensured that the content on the CPD hub fulfils CPD-accreditation requirements.

“The global health crisis has thrust us all into a remote-first reality,” explains GIFS CEO Dr. Kershen Pillay. “In the financial services education space, this rapid digitisation fuses ideas and innovation to provide learners with a safe, credible online learning environment that ensures the continuation of knowledge exchange. We are excited to work with Netstar to roll out their CPD offering."

Potential applicants can visit www.gifs.africa/netstar-cpd/, where they can fill in a simple form. If their applications are successful, they will be directed to the hub, where they can access CPD content, which consists of online articles followed by multiple-choice exams. CPD hours are automatically logged and CPD certificates will be emailed to successful candidates. 

This is open to all reps in the financial services industry but limited to 10 reps per financial services provider. Registrations for the sponsored CPD programme are limited to 750 applicants, and those who want to further their CPD training after having completed the sponsored CPD programme can do so at subsidised rates.