Advance your career with the Ottawa Chapter.

A part of the Insurance Institute of Ontario. 


We help people in the local p&c insurance industry develop and maintain their skills and increase their knowledge. Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinarslocal classes, networking events and broker/agent licensing preparation courses. In our dynamic industry, continuous learning is essential if you want to advance your career.

Winter CIP classes are now open for registration

The Winter 2018 Semester is now open for registration, with classes beginning the third week of January. Be Assured—the decision to become a CIP is a wise one. As confirmed in a recent industry survey, the CIP leads to better career prospects. Register now. Early bird pricing for in-class and virtual courses ends Monday, January 1, 2018.

Must-Attend Events and Seminars

20 Questions: The most helpful insurance questions to ask to mitigate risk  January 18, 2018
Don't let a natural (or other disaster) turn into an insurance disaster  January 18, 2018
CIP Society: The SWOT team to the rescue  February 13, 2018


Are you looking to begin a new career as an insurance Broker or Agent? The Insurance Institute wants to help you succeed.
We offer courses in several formats to suit your needs - including a new online class.

•  In-class seven-day preparation course with Melanie Needham: January 22 - 30, 2018
•  Broker (RIBO) Level 1 Licensing
•  Agent (OTL) Licensing

Commercial Webinar Series

Are you new to commercial lines insurance, or interested in moving from personal to commercial lines? Our NEW webinar series instructed by Melanie Needham, FCIP, CRM, is designed to refresh your perspective on commercial lines and provide you with the tools you need to better assist your clients. This series is open to all IIO members, no matter what chapter you belong to.

Commercial Risk Assessment – January 31, 2018, 9 a.m. - Noon, 3 Technical RIBO hours
Understanding the CGL – February 23, 2018, 9 - 11 a.m., 2 Technical RIBO hours
Certificates of Insurance – March 21, 2018, 9 - 11 a.m., 2 Technical RIBO hours

Register for all three webinars and receive a 25% discount. Email kawarthadurhammail@insuranceinstitute.ca to have the discount applied.

Member Bonus Webinars: Complimentary for IIO Members

Our Member Bonus Series webinars are open to all IIO members, no matter what chapter you belong to. They cover basic insurance topics you could benefit from clarification on, and offer 1 Technical RIBO hour (pending).


The CIP Society offers a wide range of free online resources for our members and the industry at large, including monthly Trends Papers on topics like cyberbullying, drones and terrorism, as well as Research Reports on topics like the sharing economy and automated vehicles.


The Insurance Institute of Ontario, Ottawa Chapter is on Twitter. Join the conversation and follow us at @IIOOttawa.


You know we provide local seminars, but help is also here with CE OnDemand, a new catalogue of online continuing education courses designed by the Insurance Institute of Canada for brokers and agents. Take a one-hour CE OnDemand course from wherever you are, anytime during the day or night. Learn more.

CIP student? Download the Institute's free mobile app!

Available through Google Play and the App Store, IIC Mobile Learning is a study tool that contains the Dictionary of Insurance, free practice questions for C11 students, and you can also access and edit your member profile and course records. If you're a C11 or C13 student, additional practice exam questions are also available for in-app purchase. Discover how this app can help you with your study and professional needs.


Have you completed your CIP? Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development journey? Check out our Advanced CIP, FCIP or Risk Management programs. 


Education Questions? Ask the Institute! You'll find answers to questions our students ask the most.


If your goal is to set yourself up for an exciting insurance career, the Insurance Institute is where you belong. Take your education and career to a whole new level. Membership with the Insurance Institute will give you the edge you need to succeed.