Insurance Institute of Canada
The Insurance Institute has played a pivotal role in the insurance community for over a century. Take advantage of our knowledge bank, leverage our resources, tap into our network, let us help you reach your career goals.
Insurance Licensing -
How insurance licensing works in Canada. Insurance is regulated at both the federal and provincial level in this country. The federal level is focused on ensuring the financial stability of insurance companies, and the provincial level deals with the licensing of individuals. Each province and territory has its own insurance regulator.
Programs -
General Insurance Essentials. This two-course program provides a solid introduction to the principles and practices of property and casualty insurance. A GIE certificate is awarded on successful completion. Learn more. Risk.
Exams -
Booking your OTL Exam. Exam times are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, so schedule your exam immediately after registering. In-person exams are offered monthly at the following Institute offices on a limited schedule. Upcoming in-person exam dates: May 8, June 5, July 17.
Courses -
Applied professional courses allow you to explore one or more common career paths in the industry. These courses have prerequisites. See the individual courses for details. C110. Essentials of Loss Adjusting. C111. Advanced Loss Adjusting. C112. Practical Issues in Claims Management.
Courses -
See an overview of the insurance education programs, courses, events and seminars offered by the Insurance Institute.
RIBO licensing exam
The Institute is able to support online registration for the following virtually proctored exams: Entry Level - Level 1. RIBO Level 1. Unrestricted - Level 2. RIBO Level 2: Unrestricted – Management. RIBO Level 2: Unrestricted – Technical. RIBO Level 2: Unrestricted - Farm. RIBO Equivalency exams. RIB Act, Regulations & By-laws Equivalency.
Exams -
Exams. Each CIP course has a final exam. Follow the links to find out more about in-person and virtually proctored exams, rules to follow, and ways to set yourself up for success. Credits and Exemptions. Exam Format. Virtually Proctored Online Exam. Exam requirements and rules.
Principles and Practice of Insurance
The exam can be written online with virtual proctoring or in person at one of our exam centres (subject to availability). Please note the new C11 exam format (July 2023 onwards): • 2 hours (120 minutes) • 100 multiple-choice questions (200 marks) • combination of knowledge-based and scenario-based questions. For further information, see:
About -
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.