Virtually Proctored RIBO Licensing Exams

The Insurance Institute of Canada is contracted to provide virtually proctored broker licensing exams on behalf of Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO). Virtually proctored exams are a convenient option that allow you to write at a time of your choosing, wherever you can connect to the internet.

NEW! Candidates can now reschedule with 24 hours notice and register/book during the administration period up to 24 hours before the last day. RIBO Unrestricted - Technical and Unrestricted - Farm Technical exam candidates can now register for their virtually proctored exam(s) online directly through the Institute. For eligibility and information on how to book an exam with us, continue reading. 

How virtual proctoring works

Virtual proctoring involves the installation of software on a candidate’s laptop/computer and use of a webcam, among other requirements. The virtual proctor will closely monitor candidate activity during the exam. This includes the candidate’s on-screen activity and off-screen behavior.

Candidates in breach of the exam rules may be subject to penalties as determined by RIBO. The candidate will be notified of their exam results within 5 business days. The candidate can then proceed through the licensing process directly with RIBO.

For more information on Virtual Proctored Exams and to watch videos on how they work, visit our Virtually Proctored Computer-based Examinations page.

Which RIBO exams can I register directly with the Institute for?

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
-   RIBO Ontario Automobile Equivalency
-   RIBO Auto & RIB Act Equivalency Exam

RIBO Travel Health

- RIBO Travel Health

 

For information on which equivalency exam you should register for, please visit the RIBO's Equivalency page.

How can I prepare for my RIBO exam?

Preparing for your Level 1 (Entry Level) exam:

If you prefer to learn on your own and set your own pace, then check out the study kit and online tutorial. You can work through the textbooks and use the questions in the tutorial to check your knowledge working independently at your own pace.

If you prefer to learn in a classroom setting with an instructor, then check out our virtual class learning options.

If you prefer the flexibility of learning on your own, listening to recordings and some guidance from an instructor, then check out our recorded online class. It combines instructor-recorded lessons with study sessions that include your peers and an instructor.


Preparing for your Unrestricted—Technical exam:

If you prefer to learn on your own and set your own pace, then check out the study kit and online tutorial. You can work through the textbooks and use the questions in the tutorial to check your knowledge working independently at your own pace.

If you prefer to learn in a classroom setting with an instructor, then check out our virtual class learning options.


Preparing for your Unrestricted—Management exam:

If you prefer to learn on your own and set your own pace, then check out the study kit and online tutorial. You can work through the textbooks and use the questions in the tutorial to check your knowledge working independently at your own pace.

If you prefer to learn in a classroom setting with an instructor, then check out our virtual class learning options.


Preparing for your Equivalency exam(s):

If you prefer to learn on your own and set your own pace, then check out the study kit and online tutorial. You can work through the textbooks and use the questions in the tutorial to check your knowledge working independently at your own pace.

If you prefer the flexibility of learning on your own, listening to recordings and some guidance from an instructor, then check out our recorded online class options. They combine instructor-recorded lessons with study sessions that include your peers and an instructor.

 

Access to Policy Wordings

Like the paper exam, RIBO Entry Level (Level 1) candidates only will have access to a digital version of policy wordings during their virtual exam. The wordings candidates have access to are:

-   Ontario Automobile Policy (OAP1) Owner’s Policy and
-   
Comprehensive Homeowner, Tenant, Condominium Unit Owner Package Policy

Additionally, RIBO Unrestricted Technical and Unrestricted Farm Technical exams will have access to form wordings for the forms recognition section of the exams.

Finally, all RIBO auto equivalency exams will have access to the following policy wordings during their virtual exam:

-   Ontario Automobile Policy (OAP1) Owner’s Policy

Once you start the exam, you will be able to open the wordings by clicking a link in Question 1 of the exam. The wordings will open in a new browser tab. They will be password protected and the password will be provided to you.

Opening additional tabs will result in a breach of examination rules and may result in the refusal of the individual’s registration application, a suspension of the registration or a review by the Qualification & Registration Committee.

Technical Requirements

Virtual proctoring has certain technical requirements—please review the system requirements on our virtual proctoring page. Please ensure you can meet these requirements prior to registering.

If you are unable to meet the technical requirements of virtual proctoring, please visit the RIBO Examinations page for more information on how to register for an in-person exam.

RIBO Rewrite Policy

Candidates are eligible to rewrite within the 8-month period following their first examination per exam provider. Candidates after two failed attempts are subject to an 8-month waiting period following their second failed attempt with the same service provider. Previous attempts prior to May 1, 2021, will not count against the candidate. Exam results will be invalid and will not count towards licensing if an individual attempts any exam(s) more than twice in an 8-month period with any single exam provider. No refunds will be provided for such individuals.

RIBO Virtual Exam Schedule and Fees

Exam sittings start at various times during the day, 7 days a week, subject to proctor availability. The booking time is a 24-hour clock, so ensure you select the correct time you intend to write at. For instance, if you want to write at 2 pm, select 1400 hrs. Seats are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here are the upcoming date ranges for RIBO exams:

October 4 - 22, 2021
November 1 - 22, 2021
November 29 - December 6 - registration not yet open
January 4 - 28, 2022 - registration not yet open
February 7 - 28, 2022 - registration not yet open
March 7 - 28, 2022 - registration not yet open

You will select the date range you wish to write in when you register. After you've registered and paid for your exam, you will be sent a booking email with instructions on how to select your preferred date and time within the date range.

The cost of each virtually proctored RIBO exam attempt is $250 + HST. Each rewrite is an additional $250 + HST. This fee is separate from the RIBO licensing application fee (see RIBO exam policies)

What information and documents do I need on exam day?

1. Your IIC member ID and password to log into IIC's exam administration portal.
2. Valid government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or Canadian driver's license. Your ID must be in the same name as the name you registered for your exam under. Health cards cannot be accepted as ID.

What if I require special accommodations for my exam?

The Insurance Institute provides reasonable accommodations to individuals who have documented disabilities (physical, mental or learning disabilities).

To apply for accommodations, submit a completed Accommodation Request Form with required medical documentation to the Insurance Institute no later than ten business days prior to the start of the preferred administration period. Full details are available on our website page, Students Requiring Accommodation.

I've written my RIBO exam, now what?

An exam grade will be generated within 5 business days of your exam. You will receive an email notification when your grade is ready to view. The email will contain instructions on how to access and download your exam results.

If you are successful in your Level 1 or Equivalency exam attempt: and have already found employment with a RIBO brokerage, you are ready to apply for your license. Please go to RIBO's Registration Checklist page for instructions on submitting your application.

If you are successful in your Level 2 Unrestricted Technical or Level 2 Unrestricted Management, the Farm Technical or Travel Health exam attempt: submit your score report and all other required documentation to RIBO by email to licensing@ribo.com to request the update to your licence.

If you are unsuccessful: you should refer to RIBO’s policy on rewrites on their Examinations page. You can then register again for another examination.

 

I still have questions.

Our RIBO Exams Frequently Asked Questions PDF may have the answer you're looking for.

For questions about the virtually proctored exam experience, system requirements and how to register, please contact the Institute at riboexam@insuranceinstitute.ca.

For questions about the RIBO exam content, licensing requirements and processing times, please contact RIBO at licensing@RIBO.com.

For questions about RIBO equivalencies, eligibility and more, please contact RIBO at equivalency@RIBO.com.

 

 

Proceed to exam registration

 

Register for your RIBO Level 1 Exam

Licensing candidates must abide by the RIBO rewrite policy. Additional attempts will be considered void and a refund will not be provided. The Institute administers the RIBO exams on behalf of RIBO, in compliance with the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies.

Please review the following steps very carefully.

1. Candidates do not need to apply to write the exam prior to registering for their virtually proctored exam with the Institute. For more information on the updated application process, please visit the RIBO's Becoming a Broker page.

2. If you do not have one already, sign up for an Institute member ID. Paid membership is not required to book a RIBO Licensing exam. Write down this number as you will need it to complete the registration process.

3. Review and abide by the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies. Breach of the exam rules or regulations may result in the refusal of your application, a suspension of your registration and/or a review by the Qualification & Registration Committee.

4. Review the system requirements on our virtual proctoring page and determine whether you will be able to meet these specifications on your company issue or personal computer.

5. When you have completed the above 4 steps, complete the virtual registration linked below to review your personal details and process your payment, which is $250 + HST per attempt. This fee is separate from the RIBO licensing application fee (see RIBO's becoming a broker page for more information).

6. Once registration is complete and the payment has been processed, you will receive an email with booking instructions to select your preferred exam date and time.

Register for the RIBO Level 1 Exam

Register for your RIBO Level 2 Unrestricted Exam

Licensing candidates must abide by the RIBO rewrite policy*. Additional attempts will be considered void and a refund will not be provided. The Institute administers the RIBO exams on behalf of RIBO, in compliance with the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies.

Visit RIBO’s website to confirm your eligibility to write these exams.

Please review the following steps very carefully.

1. If you do not have one already, sign up for an Institute member ID. Paid membership is not required to book a RIBO Licensing exam. Write down this number as you will need it to complete the registration process.

2. Review and abide by the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies. Breach of the exam rules or regulations may result in the refusal of your application, a suspension of your registration and/or a review by the Qualification & Registration Committee.

3. Review the system requirements on our virtual proctoring page and determine whether you will be able to meet these specifications on your company issue or personal computer.

4. When you have completed the above 4 steps, complete the virtual registration linked below to review your personal details and process your payment, which is $250 + HST per attempt.

5. Once registration is complete and the payment has been processed, you will receive an email with booking instructions to select your preferred exam date and time.

Register for the Unrestricted Management Exam

Register for the Unrestricted Technical Exam

Register for the Unrestricted Farm Exam

* Note: If you achieved an overall mark of 75% but scored less than 60% on Part 1 - RIB Act and Regulations of the Unrestricted - Management exam, you may rewrite Part 1 only by registering for the RIB Act, Regulations & By-Laws equivalency exam.

Register for your RIBO Equivalency Exam

Licensing candidates must abide by the RIBO rewrite policy. Additional attempts will be considered void and a refund will not be provided. The Institute administers the RIBO exams on behalf of RIBO, in compliance with the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies.

For information on which equivalency exam you should register for, please visit the RIBO's Equivalency page

Please review the following steps very carefully.

1. Candidates do not need to apply to write their equivalency exam prior to registering for their virtually proctored exam with the Institute. For more information on equivalencies and the updated application process, please visit the RIBO licensing page.

2. If you do not have one already, sign up for an Institute member ID. Paid membership is not required to book a RIBO Licensing exam. Write down this number as you will need it to complete the registration process.

3. Review and abide by the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies. Breach of the exam rules or regulations may result in the refusal of your application, a suspension of your registration and/or a review by the Qualification & Registration Committee.

4. Review the system requirements on our virtual proctoring page and determine whether you will be able to meet these specifications on your company issue or personal computer.

5. When you have completed the above 4 steps, complete the virtual registration linked below to review your personal details and process your payment, which is $250 + HST per attempt. This fee is separate from the RIBO licensing application fee (see RIBO's equivalency page for more information).

6. Once registration is complete and the payment has been processed, you will receive an email with booking instructions to select your preferred exam date and time.

Register for the RIB Act, Regulations & By-Laws Equivalency + RIBO Automobile Equivalency Exam

Register for the RIB Act, Regulations & By-Laws Exam

Register for the RIBO Automobile Equivalency Exam

Register for your Travel Health exam

Licensing candidates must abide by the RIBO rewrite policy. Additional attempts will be considered void and a refund will not be provided. The Institute administers the RIBO exams on behalf of RIBO, in compliance with the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies.

For information on RIBO's Travel Health exam, please visit RIBO's website.

Please review the following steps very carefully.

1. If you do not have one already, sign up for an Institute member ID. Paid membership is not required to book a RIBO Licensing exam. Write down this number as you will need it to complete the registration process.

2. Review and abide by the Institute’s Licensing Exam Policies and RIBO Exam Policies. Breach of the exam rules or regulations may result in the refusal of your application, a suspension of your registration and/or a review by the Qualification & Registration Committee.

3. Review the system requirements on our virtual proctoring page and determine whether you will be able to meet these specifications on your company issue or personal computer.

4. When you have completed the above 4 steps, complete the virtual registration linked below to review your personal details and process your payment, which is $250 + HST per attempt. 

5. Once registration is complete and the payment has been processed, you will receive an email with booking instructions to select your preferred exam date and time.

Register for the Travel Health Exam