Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia

Advance your career with the Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia.




We help people in the local p&c insurance industry develop and maintain their skills and increase their knowledge. Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinars, local classes, networking events and, coming in early 2017, licensing courses. In our dynamic industry, continuous learning is essential if you want to advance your career.

Registration for Fall 2016 CIP Classes is Open!

Go to our CIP Courses page to see what we're offering and register online. Alternatively, download our printable Class Schedule and Registration Form.

If you want to get ahead in our industry, be assured that the CIP is the way to go: CIPs get better pay, the designation leads to better career prospects, and recruiters prefer CIP grads.

Is your member profile up-to-date? Check it now!

As one of our valued members, we want to ensure that we can continue to give you opportunities to enhance your education and your career, as well as keep you in the industry loop. If you haven't already, we encourage you to include non-work contact information - such as home address and home email address. The reason for this is that if anything changes with your position or your company - or your move to a different company - we might have difficulty reaching you.
It's easy to update your profile now! Just go sign in to your member account with your Member ID, and update your profile.  To do it by phone, or for any questions, please contact Member Services at 1-866-362-8585.

Connecting you with the latest industry news

The CIP Society offers a wide range of free online resources for our members and the industry at large, including monthly Trends Papers on topics like Uber and the Internet of Things, as well as research reports on topics like Cyber Risks and Automated Vehicles. Visit our Trends Paper page for the full library of papers and our Insights and Research page for the full listing of research reports.

We have an app!

Download the Insurance Institute’s mobile app, IIC Mobile Learning. Available through Google Play and the App Store, this study tool contains a full version of the Dictionary of Insurance, as well as a free question pack of 10 practice multiple choice questions for students enrolled in C11. Additional practice questions are available for in-app purchase. You can also access and edit your member profile and course records.
In the future we will add more practice questions for more courses. Download the app today to discover how it can help you with your study and professional needs.

Membership Renewal Is Now Due

The Insurance Institute membership year ends on May 31 and you should have received a renewal notice from the Institute. Why renew? With our support, you can take your education and career to a new level with our courses, seminars, webinars, and networking opportunities.  And with your support, the Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia is able to continue providing these services to you, our valuable members.

Have your contact details changed? We encourage you to login to update your profile. If you have any questions or need help renewing your membership, please contact us toll-free at 1-866-362-8585, or email us at

Not yet a member? Join the Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia and reap the benefits. Start here!

Networking Opportunities

We host a number of events connecting members and insurance professionals. Check our Events page to see what's coming up.

July 12:  CIP Society Golf Tournament - new venue!
September 16:  Charity Softball Tournament - registration opening soon!


Enhance your Professional Development

Did you know that most of our seminars provide Continuing Education Credits for Alberta, Ontario (RIBO), Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia? Our Seminars page has the list of topics that we're currently offering; you can sign up online or download a registration form.

Do you have a seminar topic you'd like us to offer? Send our Education Coordinator, Leanne Henriksson, an email with your suggestions.

Atlantic Province Scholarships

The Lloyd King Scholarships award financial assistance for up to two qualifying residents of Atlantic Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education. Introduced in 2009, the scholarships continue to offer students a lending hand. Applicants must be employed in the property and casualty insurance industry or a dependent of, or immediately related to, an individual who is employed in the property and casualty insurance industry and a member of the Insurance Institute within Canada. Support the industry’s future by encouraging students to apply for these scholarships.
The deadline for submission is Friday, September 23, 2016, 5:00 p.m. EST. Learn more.

New Certificate Programs:

• Advanced CIP Certificate Program – this four-course program blends CIP course material with new topics and techniques designed to enhance your core business competencies. Develop your strategic management skills, business and financial acumen, critical thinking and communications skills. Learn more.
Risk Management Certificate Program – this three-course certificate offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of risk in the context of insurance. You’ll get the tools and knowledge you need to implement risk management practices for your organization. Learn more

Ask the Institute - now updated!

Education Questions? Ask the Institute! You’ll find the answers to questions our students ask the most. We want to help you make the most of your student experience so you can get ahead in your career and stay there! Learn more at


Download the Spring 2016 edition of our newsletter, Momentum... [PDF] 

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If your goal is to set yourself up for an exciting insurance career, the Insurance Institute is where you belong. Take your education and career to a whole new level. Membership with the Insurance Institute will give you the edge you need to succeed.