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.

Keep the Momentum Going!

We're Now Accepting Registrations for the Winter 2017 Semester of CIP Classes.

Still Hoping to Write an Exam in December? Register for a Weekend Warrior class starting in November.

Most employers prefer CIPs. The program offers a broad range of courses tailored to help insurance professionals like you deliver the best value and service. No matter what your role, each CIP course you take helps build your knowledge and ultimately assists you in your career. Go to our CIP Courses page to see what we're offering and register online. Alternatively, download our printable Class Schedule and Registration Form.

Networking Opportunities

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

October 20:  South Shore Soiree
November 3: 63rd Annual Awards Dinner
November 17: Sydney Soiree           


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.

New - Coming to Yarmouth!
October 20:
Oil Tank Essentials seminar at the Rodd Grand.  Register online or download a registration form.

Fall 2016 Coffee & Conversation Seminars
October 28:  Telematics
November 25:  Garage Auto Policies

Other seminars:
October 25:
   Valuation, Valuation, Valuation!
November 10: Course of Construction/Builders Risk Claims

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

Membership Renewal Is Now Due

The Insurance Institute membership year ended 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 IICmail@insuranceinstitute.ca

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

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 www.insuranceinstitute.ca/ask.

Download the Institute's mobile app!

Available through Google Play and the App Store, IIC Mobile Learning is a study tool that contains the Dictionary of Insurance, free practice questions for C11 students (with additional available for in-app purchase), and you can also access and edit your member profile and course records. Discover how it can help you with your study and professional needs.

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.


Download the Fall 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.