Earning your CIP designation

When you register for the CIP program, you join the Insurance Institute, a member-based organization that has provided professional development to Canada’s property & casualty (p&c) insurance industry for over a century.
Complete 10 CIP courses

You will take five mandatory courses that cover foundational knowledge essential to p&c insurance. You can then choose three applied professional and two elective courses.

Pass CIP exams

Each course concludes with a national exam that will test your understanding of the material and ability to apply the principles.

Gain work experience

You will need to complete at least one year of full-time employment in general insurance, life insurance, or a related financial services industry.