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.

Early registration deadline for CIP fall semester courses rapidly approaching

The CIP designation significantly increases your value to p&c insurance employers across all industry careers. Why?  The comprehensive knowledge and skills you'll gain in the program brings tremendous value to insurance organizations. Register now and save money.

View our fall 2017 CIP schedule.

Level 1 licensing fall fast track | Save-the-date

Our popular 6 -day fast track course is back for the fall. Registration will open in September.
Dates:       November 22, 2017 to November 29, 2017 (no class Sat./Sun.)
Time:        9:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Insurance Institute of BC | 1110 - 800 W. Pender St., Vancouver
Cost:        $799.25 for non-members | $719.25 for current paid members
                 Home Study transfer students, please contact Sandra Enriquez for fees.
Exam:      December 4, 2017 for lower mainland | Out-of-town - First week of December 2017 (dependent on proctor availability)

Professional Development

Sept 13 | Strata | 8:45am – 12pm | Vancouver | BCIT Downtown
Sept 21 | Autonomous Vehicles & Drones | 2 - 4:45pm | Nanaimo | The Grand Hotel 

Sept 27 | Sharing Economy | 8:45am – 12pm | Vancouver | BCIT Downtown
Oct  18  | Cyber Liability | 1-4:15pm | Victoria | Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre
Nov   7  | Cyber Forensics | Breakfast Seminar | Vancouver | Metropolitan Hotel

Nov  28 | Trending Topics in Tort Law | 1-4:15pm | Victoria | Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre

Aug  17 | OPEN HOUSE mix & mingle | 4pm – 7pm | Vancouver |Insurance Institute of BC
Sept 21 | Mid Island Cocktail Event | 5-8pm | Nanaimo | The Grand Hotel Lodge
Sept 22 | Instructors' Professional Day | 12-4pm | Vancouver | Insurance Institute of BC
Sept 28 | Wine & Dine | 5-7:30pm | Langley | S&L

Oct   25 | Whiskey Tasting | 5-7pm | Shebeen Whiskey House | Vancouver

Photos of IIBC events on our 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.

Are you taking advantage of your membership benefits?

We rely on the support of members like you to be able to achieve the goals that have been set for us by the industry. In return, we’re able to provide you with many benefits. Learn more about the benefits now.

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.

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
Fall 2017 CIP 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
• Fall Fast Track Level 1 Licensing Course - Registration opens September 2017.

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.