Seminars

Brokers - looking for RIBO hours?
Our seminar program is below, but if you're looking for a quick and easy way to meet the CE requirements of your license, check out CE OnDemand - a new catalogue of online continuing education courses. Learn more.

CE Credits Available for Other Provinces: 
Do you Need CE Credits for Alberta and/or Manitoba? The Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to be accredited to issue CE credits for our seminars to members who are licensed in the provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. Contact us at gtaseminars@insuranceinstitute.ca to learn more about this benefit.

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In Class
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Cambrian Shield Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the insurance industry, a convenient yet intensive two week Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. The class is instructed by ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course: NEW!!
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This three-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material. This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Note: This course is not intended for students with little to no previous insurance kno ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 105 In Good Company with Commercial Automobile
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Do you need an overview of the principles and concepts, as well as the technical side of commercial auto? Commercial lines auto insurance can seem complex at first, but it doesn't have to be. Join us for this full-day seminar, covering everything you'll need to know as a new industry employee, or as someone moving from personal lines to commercial lines. You'll see the benefits of attending this seminar right away in your workplace: Brokers: comprehend the basi ...

  • Commercial Liability 101
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL The complexities of commercial liabilty insurance are many. How is the risk assessed? How are limits established? How are coverages determined? These are critical questions without simple answers, because this line of insurance requires a breadth and depth of knowledge that takes time to acquire. Whether you’re making the move from personal lines to commercial lines insurance, or simply interested in expanding your knowledge with future opportunities in mind, y ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Preparation Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 1 or OTL exam. This 10 day course is designed to assist you, new to the insurance industry, to pass the Agent or Broker Basic Level 1 Licensing Exam. The licensing exam will be held on Friday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. This is an intensive course and requires you to attend all classes as well as complete at home assignments which will be reviewed in class with your instructor, Lyall Bell, CIP. Here's what ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense two week (10 days) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Par ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting! This intensive 7-day course is designed to assist students, new to the insurance industry, to pass the Agent or Broker - Basic Licensing Exam. We have small classes, with excellent results. Topics include: Principles & Practice of Insurance Property Automobile Liability Travel/Health Commercial RIBO Act Registration deadline July 9th, 20 ...

  • Cyber Coverage Sales: Winning Approaches to Get Results (London)
    Are your cyber sales efforts stalling when there should be a flood of new business? Do you struggle to have the cyber risk conversation with your clients, and never seem to get anywhere? Do you have clients that don’t understand just how much cyber risk exposure they have? If you answered "yes" to these questions, and would like to position your brokerage as a trusted advisor on cyber risks, this half-day seminar is for you! Presented by Serge Solski, cyber risks expert within the insurance indu ...

  • Cyber Coverage Sales: Winning Approaches to Get Results (Windsor)
    Are your cyber sales efforts stalling when there should be a flood of new business? Do you struggle to have the cyber risk conversation with your clients, and never seem to get anywhere? Do you have clients that don’t understand just how much cyber risk exposure they have? If you answered "yes" to these questions, and would like to position your brokerage as a trusted advisor on cyber risks, this half-day seminar is for you! Presented by Serge Solski, cyber risks expert within the insurance indu ...

  • Growing Your Knowledge- Farm Insurance Essentials - Webinar
    Farming is an integral part of Canada's economy that not only supplies our food but is also the base of many industries. As farms become larger and more complex they require a combination of personal, farm and commercial coverages. Protect yourself and your clients from unexpected and underinsured losses by understanding the unique products and specialized coverage required for these exceptional enterprises. Our panel of experts will provide a comprehensive overview of farm products, both person ...

  • Broker Jump Start
    Give your new brokers a Jump Start into their careers!. This new five day program is designed to help launch the careers of newly licensed brokers with the technical knowledge and professional skills required for them to be successful in their new roles. Over the course of the five days we will cover a review of basic insurance policies along with detailed underwriting skills such as application completion, calculators and reports. Negotiation, time management, communication skills along with er ...

  • Fundamentals of Employment Law for Team Leads, Supervisors and Managers
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT The Employment Relationship Cycle At every step of the employment relationship from advertising an opening, to interviewing a candidate, to hiring and firing an employee, missteps can cause issues that lead to legal action. As a team lead, supervisor or manager you need to be aware of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Join us to learn more about employment law and how it affects your role in the insurance industry. This half-day interactive presentation is de ...

  • Manufacturers & Wholesalers (Webinar)
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL This class of business is extremely interesting with specialized coverage created for the needs of manufacturing or wholesaling companies. Whether you manufacture goods, process food or wholesale products like electrical supplies, fruit and vegetables or clothing this webinar is for you. This two hour webinar covers property insurance, general liability insurance (including completed product and operations liability), inherent defect insurance and equipment break ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course: NEW!!
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This three-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material. This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Note: This course is not intended for students with little to no previous insurance kno ...

  • Broker Jump Start
    Give your new brokers a Jump Start into their careers!. This new five day program is designed to help launch the careers of newly licensed brokers with the technical knowledge and professional skills required for them to be successful in their new roles. Over the course of the five days we will cover a review of basic insurance policies along with detailed underwriting skills such as application completion, calculators and reports. Negotiation, time management, communication skills along with er ...

  • Commercial Risk Assessment - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Back by popular demand! Assessing a commercial risk is more than just what the business does.Your commercial clients rely on you to provide advice that is accurate and timely. The consequences of not identifying and analyzing risks an organization faces may be critical. Consider an insured that learns that a major loss is not covered. The broker/agent may be blamed for not advising the client to purchase appropriate insurance; the insurer is likely to bear the cl ...

  • Assessing Commercial Risks
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Assessing a commercial risk is more than just what the business does.Your commercial clients rely on you to provide advice that is accurate and timely. The consequences of not identifying and analyzing risks an organization faces may be critical. Consider an insured that learns that a major loss is not covered. The broker/agent may be blamed for not advising the client to purchase appropriate insurance; the insurer is likely to bear the client’s anger and frustra ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense two week (10 days) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Par ...

  • The Connected Community - The Insurance Implications
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE / CURRENT TRENDS AND ISSUES This seminar is jointly offered by the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter & The Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton: IBAH Introduction: This program will review the rapid escalation of the connected community and the sharing economy and will focus on the emerging liability and coverage implications arising from these developments from a broker's perspective. The sharing economy is redefining traditional business relationships ...

  • Implications of Cannabis Legalization - A Personal and Commercial Lines Perspective
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE / CURRENT TRENDS AND ISSUES This seminar is jointly offered by the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter & The Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton: IBAH As of July 1, 2018, Cannabis possession and consumption will be legal in Canada - immediately impacting all aspects of property and casualty insurance. In this half-day session, we'll bring you up-to-the-minute information on the changing regulatory and risk landscapes and corresponding potential solutions. ...

  • The Connected Community and Implications of Cannabis Legalization (2 half day seminars)
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE / CURRENT TRENDS AND ISSUES This seminar is jointly offered by the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter & The Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton: IBAH Morning session: The Connected Community - The Insurance Implications Understanding the Emerging Coverage Issues and New Insurance Solutions Introduction: This program will review the rapid escalation of the connected community and the sharing economy and will focus on the emerging liability and coverage im ...

  • Underwriting for Brokers (Kingston)
    Learn the basics of front-line underwriting! Gain the tools and techniques to make better underwriting decisions and improve results! Learn the broker's role in underwriting, discover the importance of relationship building between the broker and the underwriter and gain a better understanding of pricing triggers for insurers. Learning Objectives: The underwriter's role in an insurance company The underwriting process Underwriting the applicant Underwriting property, liability and automobile exp ...

  • Personal to Commercial Boot Camp
    Are you a personal lines underwriter, broker, or adjuster looking at making the move into commercial lines? Join us for this two day interactive immersion into the world of commercial insurance. This success series seminar will "boot" you forward in your career! The learning outcomes include: A thorough introduction to commercial lines Key documents Commercial property exposures and underwriting factors Commercial property policy forms Commercial liability exposures Commercial liability forms Re ...

  • Teaching Techniques
    Do you need to enhance your teaching and facilitation skills? Interested in training staff, colleagues or a CIP course? If so, this high-calibre certificate program is ideal for you. This course will give you the resources needed to understand your audience, prepare lessons and learning outcomes and become an overall better trainer or instructor. It is also used to develop instructors for the Insurance Institute CIP class programs. Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this course, l ...

  • Cyber Coverage Sales: Winning Approaches to Get Results
    Are your cyber sales efforts stalling when there should be a flood of new business? Do you struggle to have the cyber risk conversation with your clients, and never seem to get anywhere? Do you have clients that don’t understand just how much cyber risk exposure they have? If you answered "yes" to these questions, and would like to position your brokerage as a trusted advisor on cyber risks, this half-day PRO edge seminar is for you! Presented by Serge Solski, cyber risks expert within the insur ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Preparation Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 1 or OTL exam. This 10 day course is designed to assist you, new to the insurance industry, to pass the Agent or Broker Basic Level 1 Licensing Exam. The licensing exam will be held on Friday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. This is an intensive course and requires you to attend all classes as well as complete at home assignments which will be reviewed in class with your instructor, Lyall Bell, CIP. Here's wha ...

  • Xactimate Training - 2.5 Days
    IN-CLASS | BUILDING | INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE/ TECHNICAL We’re pleased to announce we are providing Xactimate training in partnership with the CIAA. This training will be provided by Geoffrey Gonneau, XCT, an Xactimate Certified Trainer affiliated with Claim Assist Canada. This is a 2.5-day program that will give you the ability to effectively use the Xactimate program to assist you to be more efficient in your daily tasks. Who should take this course? If you are a new to intermediate Xactimate user ...

  • Understanding the CGL - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Back by popular demand! Are you new to commercial insurance, or interested in moving from personal lines to commercial lines? This seminar will take a practical introductory look at the commercial general liability policy, providing insight for the less experienced brokers, underwriters and adjusters working in commercial insurance. Participants will learn the foundations of a commercial general liability policy section by section including discussions on coverag ...

  • Fundamentals Series: 105 In Good Company with Commercial Automobile
    Do you need an overview of the principles and concepts, as well as the technical side of commercial auto? Commercial lines auto insurance can seem complex at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for this full-day seminar, covering everything you’ll need to know as a new industry employee, or as someone moving from personal lines to commercial lines. You’ll see the benefits of attending this seminar right away in your workplace: Brokers : comprehend the basics of commercial auto to provide s ...

  • Personal to Commercial Boot Camp
    Are you a personal lines underwriter, broker, or adjuster looking at making the move into commercial lines? Join us for this two day interactive immersion into the world of commercial insurance. This success series seminar will "boot" you forward in your career! The learning outcomes include: A thorough introduction to commercial lines Key documents Commercial property exposures and underwriting factors Commercial property policy forms Commercial liability exposures Commercial liability forms Re ...

  • General Site Review and Scoping Techniques
    IN-CLASS | BUILDING | INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE/TECHNICAL We’re pleased to announce we are providing Xactimate training in partnership with the CIAA. This training will be provided by Geoffrey Gonneau, XCT, an Xactimate Certified Trainer affiliated with Claim Assist Canada. Designed to accompany our 2.5 day Xactimate Training , this half-day seminar will further augment your Xactimate knowledge. Who should take this course? If you are a new to intermediate Xactimate user, this course is for you. This ...

  • Business Communcations
    In today's competitive business world and difficult economy, effective communication skills training is more essential than ever before. It is the foundation of everything we build and an imperative component of lasting success. Effective communication is imperative in this industry not only to improve teamwork, decision making, and problem solving but it enables you to communicate even negative or difficult messages without creating conflict or destroying trust. This seminar covers all aspects ...

  • CIP Society: Cyber Liability: Exposures, Coverages and Emerging Trends
    Are you prepared to help your clients with the increasing risk of cyber-attacks? Canadians are embracing the use of cyberspace in every aspect of their lives. With both the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks increasing, join us for this PROedge seminar to learn how to understand, recognize and advise your clients on the risks, potential impacts and available coverages. Learning Objectives: Identify common cyber exposures Describe coverage gaps in traditional insurance products Explain cyber ...

  • Xactimate Training – 2.5 days
    IN-CLASS | BUILDING | INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE/ TECHNICAL We’re pleased to announce we are providing Xactimate training in partnership with the CIAA. This training will be provided by Geoffrey Gonneau, XCT, an Xactimate Certified Trainer affiliated with Claim Assist Canada. This is a 2.5-day program that will give you the ability to effectively use the Xactimate program to assist you to be more efficient in your daily tasks. Who should take this course? If you are a new to intermediate Xactimate user ...

  • General Site Review and Scoping Techniques – Summary Class
    IN-CLASS | BUILDING | INSURANCE KNOWLEDGE/TECHNICAL We’re pleased to announce we are providing Xactimate training in partnership with the CIAA. This training will be provided by Geoffrey Gonneau, XCT, an Xactimate Certified Trainer affiliated with Claim Assist Canada. Designed to accompany our 2.5 day Xactimate Training , this half-day seminar will further augment your Xactimate knowledge. Who should take this course? If you are a new to intermediate Xactimate user, this course is for you. This ...

  • Fundamentals of Employment Law for Team Leads, Supervisors and Managers
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT The Employment Relationship Cycle At every step of the employment relationship from advertising an opening, to interviewing a candidate, to hiring and firing an employee, missteps can cause issues that lead to legal action. As a team lead, supervisor or manager you need to be aware of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Join us to learn more about employment law and how it affects your role in the insurance industry. This half-day interactive presentation is de ...

  • Positive Conflict Management
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT One of the most stressful yet inevitable experiences in the workplace is inter-personal conflict. Conflict may be impacted by a number of factors including; an organization’s culture, hierarchy, and working styles. Learn how to manage conflict in a positive manner to build a stronger workplace, Harness the power of workplace conflict with Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Workplace conflict is inevitable. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for confl ...

  • Certificates of Insurance - Webinar
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Back by popular demand! This seminar will discuss the appropriate use of certificates of insurance, elaborate on when to use them and describe how to communicate effectively with certificate requesters, clients and underwriters. In addition to discussing current case law regarding certificates of insurance, cover notes, binders and other ancillary insurance documents, this seminar will focus on how to achieve greater efficiency and minimize paperwork, how to mana ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense two week (10 days) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Par ...

  • Broker Level 2 Management Preparation Course
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 2 management exam. This " preparation course" for individuals preparing to write the "RIBO – Unrestricted – Management " licencing exam. Learning outcomes: Understanding of the RIBO Act and Regulations Understanding of the Administration and Finance Operations of a Brokers Understanding of how to complete a RIBO form 1: Financial Statement To make an application to write the "Unrestricted – Management" ...