Southern Alberta - Convocation


Convocation was hosted on March 4, 2021. Thank you to all who participated!

Graduates who meet the academic and employment requirements of their program between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 will be invited to attend convocation in early 2022. Keep an eye on this space for more information on next year's ceremony.




From your IISA Instructors:

Congratulations to all the graduates for your hard work and perseverance that has led you to this proud moment. Really take the time to bask in the glow of this achievement and know that you are now part of an admired elite group of professionals.  Well done!
- Leah Strader, FCIP

Congratulations graduates! The years of hard work, frustrations, tears, and books being thrown against walls is now a long-forgotten memory. You should all be very proud of your achievements and dedication in completing your CIP. Best of luck to you all in the future & again congratulations!!
- W. Nolan Wirsche, CIP

Congratulations to you on this huge achievement. Success did not happen overnight. Your dedication and hard work have really paid off by both you and the support of your family and employer. I wish you all the best in your future.
- Barb Exton, FCIP

Yay, you made it!! Congratulations! You may not feel any smarter right now! You may not get paid more money right now! However, the course materials that you have learned will help you throughout your insurance career! You will find yourself looking up information for years to come!
Thomas Ng, CIP

Congratulations on your convocation! You made it! It’s time to celebrate all the hard work that led you to this occasion!
- Christa Cole, CIP

Congratulations to this year’s graduating class. It’s an exciting time for all of you as years of hard work is now being marked with a day to celebrate your accomplishments. You did it and you should all be very proud!!
- Roger Marcelo, CIP

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love for what you do. Today graduation is your reward but this is only the beginning, continuing to educate will push your career to new heights with new opportunities. Congratulations!
- Dan Hannaford, CIP

We know how much extra it is to take on the task of learning and ‘being an adult’ at that same time. All the responsibilities that you have and to be a student. Thank you for persevering, Congratulations to all the graduates.
- Anastasia Dubois, CIP

All your hard work and diligence has led to this accomplishment. Your abilities, experience, knowledge and talent will take you into the future with confidence and wisdom. Sincere congratulations and best wishes for much success in your insurance career. It's been a pleasure and privilege helping you in your journey. Ambition is the rocket ship to a dream!
- George Cooper, CIP

Convocation Program


Virtual Networking

Following the formal ceremony, join graduates and industry guests during our virtual networking event. Industry guests and graduates will be able to move between different rooms and tables to celebrate grads and catch up with each other.


If you're curious about how the virtual networking portion of the event will work, check out this video to see how you and your team can reconnect in a virtual room and move between virtual tables.


If you have any questions about convocation, please do get in touch. Email us at .

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When you successfully complete your final exam in the CIP program, you are automatically eligible to graduate, but a few steps need to happen before you can begin using your CIP designation.

First, we need to ensure you meet the academic and employment requirements of the program, including at least one year of full-time employment in the industry. If we require any additional information from you, you will be notified by email.

Next, the formalities begin! Your name is put forward for election at the next meeting of the Board of Governors. This year, a special election will take place in late November 2020. Students who wrote (and passed!) their final exam in August were eligible to start using the CIP designation on December 1, 2020. Students who completed their CIP courses in December 2020 will be invited to attend convocation as a graduate next year (2022).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization passionate about ongoing professional development and interested in supporting this year’s special convocation event? The Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta Virtual Convocation provides the perfect opportunity to get in front of a wide audience of industry professionals in celebration of the educational achievements of our newest graduates.

This year, sponsorship opportunities will include recognition on our convocation web page, on social media and during the live virtual event. Please contact for more details.