A shortlist has been formed for advisers wishing to attend the independent protection training after the first two sessions were fully subscribed in less than a week.
Over a hundred places were snapped up in just 48 hours leading the organisers to start a list for those not quick enough to secure their place at the initial days.
The scheme is organised by the Protection Review and Personal Finance Society (PFS) with the aim of providing unbiased non-provider specific training on the protection market.
The speed at which the courses filled-up illustrated the demand from the industry for a dedicated training scheme and will increase calls for a specific recognised protection exam.
Kevin Carr, CEO of the Protection Review, said he had been overwhelmed by the reaction of the adviser community.
"The response has been amazing with over 100 people filling up the first two sessions within a few days," he said.
"The protection market will only become more important post-Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and the feedback, as well as the support, underlines the need for independent training in this profession."
Those interested in attending can continue to sign up at the protection review website.
As COVER reported, the first two sessions, on September 15 and October 13, were free for PFS members with a £50 charge for others.
Dates and locations for future sessions have not been released yet.
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