C81 General Insurance Essentials—Part 1

Please note that the final examination for this course is a computer-based exam.

General Insurance Essentials has been designed as a two-part course: C81 General Insurance Essentials—Part 1 and C82 General Insurance Essentials—Part 2.
In Part 1, you are introduced to the concepts and fundamentals that underlie the practice of insurance in Canada.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Risk and Insurance
  • Insurance Categories and Functions
  • Insurance Companies
  • Sales and Distribution of Insurance: The Role of Intermediaries
  • Insurance as a Contract: The Insurance Policy
  • Underwriting and Rating: Setting Insurance Rates
  • Claims
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Regulatory Framework

Who Should Register
This course is recommended to newcomers to the insurance industry who are either recently hired by an insurance organization or who are looking to get their first job within the industry. The course is also ideal for anyone who has been away from formal education programs for a while and would like to enrol in an entry level course as part of their professional development. The course and program are used in a number of provinces as study material for broker and agent licensing.

Course Offerings

The following are the courses, by methodology, that are being offered by the institute.

Instructor Led

Name Location Start Date End Date Class Time Delivery Method  
C81: General Insurance Essentials - Part 1 (Thursday) Online-Toronto 9/21/2023 10/19/2023 6:30 pm-8:30 pm ET Virtual


Name Start Date End Date Method  
C81: General Insurance Essentials - Part 1/C81 : Introduction aux assurances I.A.R.D., 1re partie 1/1/2024 3/31/2024 Independent Study