Advance your career with the Insurance Institute of British Columbia.




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 licensing courses.
In our dynamic industry, continuous learning is essential if you want to advance your career.

CIP Courses - Register now

Spring 2017 Schedule now available - register early for the chance to win!

Register early for the chance to win!

It's time to make an investment - in yourself. Employers across Canada know that CIPs have completed a rigorous program of study and have a wealth of industry-specific knowledge. This spring, give your education a boost.
Enrol by March 22 for the chance to win! If you enrol in a Spring 2017 CIP class by Wednesday, March 22, you'll go into a draw to receive one of six $100 gift cards to Chapters or Best Buy. View courses and register now.

National Education Month - February 2017

Learn how to advance your career

Attend local seminars and events, and celebrate the launch of mycareer, a new open online resource of career maps, education pathways, assessment tools and tip sheets for those in the industry looking to navigate their insurance career.

We look forward to connecting with you during National Education Month!

Professional Development

Mar  8  | Fire Investigation for the Insurance Professional | 1-4:15pm | Nanaimo
Mar 28 | Occupiers' Liability | 8:45am-12pm | Insurance Institute of BC
Apr 12 | Electrical Fire Risks in Old Homes | 10am-1:15pm | Victoria
Apr 27 | Win - Win Negotiation Workshop | 8:30am-4:30pm | Insurance Institute of BC

Forum BC 2017 | Western Exposures: Earth. Wind. Fire.
4 Seminars, Networking + Hot breakfast, lunch, and a dynamic keynote speaker--a professional storm chaser!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown | Burnaby | BC
Need CE credits? Deadline to register: March 3, 2017

Communication Program:
May 16 -17 | Think on Your Feet® - Vancouver | Insurance Institute of BC

Mar 2 | 8th Annual Battle of the Insurance Bands | 5-9pm | The Blarney Stone -A Few Tickets Left!
Jun   2  | 15th Annual CIP Society Golf Tournament - Vancouver | Hazelmere Golf Course
Jun  21 | 11th Annual CIP Society Golf Tournament - Victoria | Olympic View Golf Club

View photos of these events on the IIBC Flickr page.

Another way to get your CE hours with us

You know we provide local seminars to help you get your hours, but help is also here with CE OnDemand, a new catalogue of online continuing education courses designed by the Insurance Institute of Canada for brokers and agents. Take a one-hour CE OnDemand course from wherever you are, anytime during the day or night. Learn more. 

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.

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

Keep your member profile up-to-date with your home contact details, so that we can continue to keep you in the loop if you make a career change or move companies. 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.


Advanced CIP Certificate Program – A four-course program that accelerates your CIP and prepares you for the next step in your career—or the FCIP. Learn more.
Risk Management Certificate Program – this new three-course certificate is tailored to the p&c industry and prepares you to attempt the CRM exams. 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 www.insuranceinstitute.ca/ask.

Handy Resources:

• Virtual Learning and Examinations
CIP Spring 2017 Course Schedule
• BC Manual Registration Form 
• Credit Transfer: For Level 1 Licensing/BC GIE students please use Provincial Agent/Broker Licensing form and send in certificate

General Insurance Licensing:

Licensing Courses
• Please visit our Licensing pages for more information on becoming a licensed broker/agent or adjuster in BC. 
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Home Study Kit
• In-Class Level 1 Licensing Course Options

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.