AEC/DEC Damage Insurance CIP Qualification Examination (formerly CEGEP Exam Challenges)

 

Starting April 2022, graduates who complete the Attestation d’études collégiales (AEC) Damage Insurance program or the diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) Financial services and Insurance Technology are eligible to obtain four Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) credits upon successful completion of AEC/DEC Damage Insurance CIP Qualification Examination. Applicants must submit their AEC/DEC damage insurance diploma and pass the qualifying exam to be eligible to receive the CIP credits below:

•  C11 Principles and Practice of Insurance,
•  C12 Insurance on Property (Quebec),
•  C13 Insurance Against Liability – Part 1, and
•  C14 Automobile Insurance – Part 1 (Quebec)

These credits can be used towards obtaining the CIP designation.

Click here to register for the AEC/DEC Damage Insurance CIP Qualification Examination.

Certificate Programs

Students who receive credit for C11, C12, C13 and C14 by passing the AEC/DEC Damage Insurance CIP Qualification Examination will also be eligible for two (2) additional elective CIP credits, if they complete one of the Institute’s eligible certificate programs such as Commercial Insurance Certificate Program or Risk Management Certificate Program.

Exam Challenges

Starting April 2022, students will no longer be able to challenge C11, C12, C13, or C14. However, students will have until April 2023 to challenge C70: Gateway to Commercial Insurance and either C120: Underwriting Essentials or C121: Advanced Underwriting if they are successful in the AEC/DEC Damage Insurance CIP Qualification Examination. After April 2023, students will no longer be eligible to challenge C70 and either C120 or C121.

The Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) License

If a student has not obtained the Attestation d’études collégiales (AEC) Damage Insurance program or the diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) Financial services and Insurance Technology diploma, but has obtained one of the following license classes, they will be eligible for a C11 credit. Students must apply for the CIP credit recognition within 2 years of obtaining one of the following AMF licenses.

•  Personal-lines damage insurance (03-114, 03-411, 03-412)
•  Commercial-lines damage insurance (03-114, 03-412, 03-413)
•  Personal lines claims adjustment (05-115, 05-511, 05-512)
•  Commercial lines claims adjustment (05-115, 05-512, 05-513)

Please email a copy of your license to credits@insuranceinstitute.ca.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must provide proof of the Attestation d’études collégiales (AEC) Damage Insurance program or the diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) Financial services and Insurance Technology diploma in the form of an official transcript and pass the qualifying examination to receive the credits.

Please email your official transcript to credits@insuranceinstitute.ca.

Examination Fees

The fee to write the exam is $350 and a $50 administration fee. Examination rewrite fees are $350.

Applicants are required to be members of their local IIC Institute. Contact Member Services for further information.

Examination Schedule

Examinations will be offered one day a month in a virtually proctored format. In-person exam may be available at selected location. Please contact Member Services via email at IICmail@insuranceinstitute.ca

For registration and examination dates and times, see table below.

Examination Dates

 Exam Date

 Registration Opens

 Deadline to Register/Book

 Rescheduling/Transfer

 April 14, 2022

 March 15, 2022

 April 13, 2022

 April 13, 2022

 May 17, 2022

 April 14, 2022

 May 16, 2022

 May 16, 2022

 June 17, 2022

 May 17, 2022

 June 16, 2022

 June 16, 2022

Examination Format

The examination will be based on the IIC’s Insurance Professional Competency Profile and will cover content representative of that covered in C11 Principles and Practice of Insurance, C12 Insurance on Property (Quebec), C13 Insurance Against Liability – Part 1, and C14 Automobile Insurance – Part 1 (Quebec). You can review the AEC/DEC Damage Insurance Competency Profile and Blueprint here.

The examination will consist of 150 stand-alone multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and will be 3 hours in duration. Please click here to review the sample questions.

Examination Policies

Please contact Member Services at 1-866-362-8585 for assistance.

Rescheduling

Candidates are allowed to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to their scheduled exam, within the same examination session at no additional charge, capacity permitting. Candidates can also transfer to another examination session 24 hours prior to the scheduled exam, at no additional charge for up to a year of their initial registration. If they have not written their exam within that year, they will forfeit their exam fee only and will need to register again.

If a candidate wishes to reschedule in the same session or transfer to the next administration within 24 hours of their exam booking, an additional charge of $50 will apply.

Absence

Candidates who miss their scheduled exam must contact Member Services to reschedule in the same session or transfer to another administration. An additional charge of $50 will apply. Candidates must complete the exam within one year of the missed exam.

Withdrawal

If a candidate wishes to fully withdraw, their exam fee will be forfeited.

Rewrites

Candidates are allowed two rewrites or three attempts in total within a year. After three unsuccessful attempts, the student will no longer be eligible for CIP course credits and will need to enroll through regular tuition. Students who have not completed their rewrite attempts within a year of their original registration will forfeit their eligibility for credits and may reattempt to take their CIP program through the regular tuition path.

Accommodations

For information on accommodations, please click here.

Appeal

Multiple choice exams are carefully constructed to ensure that each question is accurately scored. Exam questions are also reviewed after administration to ensure that there are no errors in the scoring. If a candidate believes that an exam is erroneously scored, they can request a rescore for a fee of $50 which will consist of a manual recount of the candidate’s answers, but it is unlikely to produce a changed result.

The deadline to appeal your grade is seven (7) business days from the date of the grade release. Should you wish to appeal your examination, please contact Member Services at 1-866-362-8585.

Examination Breaches and Academic Dishonesty

The examination will be a closed-book exam and no external materials will be permitted. If a student is found to have breached the exam or has acted in an academically dishonest manner, their examination results will be disqualified, and they will not be eligible to receive CIP credits through credit recognition. Students may reattempt to take their CIP through the regular tuition path once their suspension period has passed. Detailed rules and regulations can be found under the Rules and Regulations page.