General broker/agent licences in British Columbia

Pathways to level 1 licence

You have four education options you can use to obtain your level 1 licence:
1. Home Study Kit
Ideal if you want to complete the level 1 broker or adjuster licensing program quickly and you prefer to study at your own pace. You will have up to four months to complete the program.

2. Classes - online and in-person
Real-time instruction, interaction with your peers and a range of supplemental materials to support your learning.

3. Take our CIP equivalency classes, C11 and C130
C130 is online and has fast-track options. Register for the class on the CIP equivalencies tab.

4. Learning with our college partners:
Douglas College (New Westminster) and Camosun College (Victoria). Flexible exam dates cover the GIE C81 and C82 textbooks and BC Auto Supplement.
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Home Study Kit

The Home study kit includes up-to-date and enhanced licensing textbooks, including a BC Auto Supplement. The study materials have been developed by respected industry experts and adult learning specialists. You will also benefit from current content that reflects important changes to the insurance industry.

Supplement your learning by purchasing our Pre-recorded lectures package. It is designed to complement the Home study kit. See below for more details

Upcoming classes + Home study kit

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Purchase the pre-recorded lecture package

Prepare for your level 1 licence

The pre-recorded lecture package includes:
  • Recorded Lessons – industry examples, anecdotes and real-life situations help you grasp the concepts.
  • PowerPoint presentations – a copy is available for you to print for each chapter.
  • 6-months unlimited access
Agent/Broker Level 1

Insurance Council of BC requirements


Once the education component of your level 1 licence is complete, you are required to be sponsored (employed) by a licenced insurance agency in order to apply for a level 1 licence from the Insurance Council of BC.

Exam results validity

The licensing exam is a requirement from the Insurance Council of BC. Your results remain valid for up to one year from the exam completion date. For more information, please visit the Insurance Council of BC website.