Level 1 licensing exams in British Columbia

Exam rules

Examinations are routinely reviewed for irregularities and/or breaches of examination rules. Examination irregularities and/or breaches may result in disqualification of the examination and suspension of examination privileges. The regulator will be notified of all disqualifications and suspensions.

Exam preparation
Please read the Level 1 licensing exam rules and regulations.
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2024 Virtually proctored exam dates

Flexible dates and times

  • January 8-26,2024
  • February 5-23, 2024
  • March 4-22, 2024
  • April 2-26, 2024
  • May 6-24, 2024
  • June 3-21, 2024
  • July 2-26, 2024
  • August 6-23, 2024
  • September 9-27, 2024
  • October 7-25, 2024
  • November 4-22, 2024
  • December 2-20, 2024

2024 In-person exam dates 

Location: Vancouver IIBC Office | Time: 9:30 am PT

  • January 17, 2024
  • February 14, 2024
  • March 13, 2024
  • April 24, 2024
  • May 8, 2024
  • June 5, 2024
  • July 17, 2024
  • August 14, 2024
  • September 11, 2024
  • October 9, 2024
  • November 6, 2024
  • December 4, 2024

Exam structure

The level 1 licensing exam is a closed-book test and is two hours in duration. 70% is the minimum grade required to pass the exam. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions comprised of the following categories and sub-categories:

Industry Knowledge 37% of exam

  • Insurance Companies, Categories, and Distribution
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Insurance and Risk Concepts
  • Insurance Contract
  • Underwriting and Rating

Automobile Insurance 26% of exam

  • Policy coverages, conditions, and exclusions
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Application Insurance and Risk Concepts
  • Ratemaking

The auto content is from the BC Auto Insurance Licensing Supplement.

Habitational Insurance 25% of exam

  • Endorsements
  • Fire Statutory Conditions
  • Insurance and Risk Concepts
  • Liability
  • Policy Coverage

Commercial Property and Liability Insurance 6% of exam

  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Property

Claims 6% of exam

  • Claims