Welcome to the Insurance Institute of British Columbia.

How can we help you?


Develop your skills and increase your knowledge.
Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinars, local classes, networking events and licensing courses.

We are here to support you virtually! 

While a lot is changing, our goal to help you succeed and continue with your professional development remains unchanged.

CIP SPRING / SUMMER – April Class Registration Deadline is April 27!

All spring / summer classes will be offered virtually. June course registration closes June 15, 2020.

In addition to our regular spring classes beginning in mid-April, we are also offering accelerated spring / summer virtual classes beginning mid-June with exams being held in August.

Please visit the CIP course page to register, or take a look at our course schedule [pdf].

Professional Development – CE CREDITS

Register early for webinars - limited capacity!    

April 14 | Cyber Security for the Remote Workforce (Member Bonus) - Webinar (PST) 

Apr 21-22 | Virtual Symposium BC: Resilience in Action - registration deadline extended to April 16

May 6 | Advanced Automobile Forensics - Webinar (PST)
May 7 | Cyber Liability in Canada 2020: Exposures & Trends - Webinar (PST)


Level 1 Licensing Course - Live Virtual option available!

Virtual Course starts May 6
Dates: May 6 - July 29, 2020 (no class week of July 1)
Time: 12 Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm + Exam Date

Visit our BC Licensing page for all available course options.

Please note that all licensing exam sessions (including for RIBO) are currently postponed until further notice.  Please check the BC Licensing page for updates.

Events & Networking

June 12 | Vancouver Golf Tournament | Hazelmere Golf Course | Surrey - CANCELLED
June 25 | Victoria Golf Tournament | Olympic View Golf Club | Victoria - CANCELLED

Visit the IIBC Flickr page for photos of these events and more:

11th Annual Battle of the Insurance Bands
1st Annual Bowling Tournament Photos
Live Burn at Lions Bay Photos

Halloween Bash 2019 Photos
Wine Tasting at Sandhill Winery in Kelowna Photos

Vancouver Convocation Photos
Thompson Okanagan Convocation Photos
Victoria Convocation Photos

Congratulations to the Grads & Award Recipients 2019

Grad List 2019
Awards List 2019

New Climate Risks Report

Extreme weather will impact every area of insurance - our new Climate Risks report explores risks and solutions. Read the report.

New Commercial Insurance Certificate

Get the skills you need to craft commercial solutions with our three-course online national program.
For those who prefer a local in-class option, you can start this certificate with our new CIP elective, C70, which is based on the same textbook as B210 - the first course in the Commercial Insurance Certificate, and can be taken as an equivalent credit. Note that B220 and B230, the second and third courses in the certificate, are only offered in an online asynchronous format. Learn more and register.

Trends Papers from the CIP Society

New papers added frequently!  Read up on the latest industry trends with these free online resources offered by the CIP Society for all members. 

Visit our Trends Paper page for the full library of papers and our Insights and Research page for the full listing of research reports.

Take advantage of your membership benefits

We rely on the support of members like you to be able to achieve the goals that have been set for us by the industry. In return, we’re able to provide you with many benefits. Learn more about the benefits now.

Handy Resources:

• Virtual Learning and Examinations
• Spring 2020 CIP Schedule [pdf]
• BC Manual CIP Registration Form [pdf]
• Credit Transfer: For Level 1 Licensing/BC GIE students please use Provincial Agent/Broker Licensing form and send in certificate

Broker or Adjuster Licensing:

Licensing Courses
• Please visit our Licensing pages for more information on becoming a licensed broker/agent or adjuster in BC.
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Home Study Kit [pdf]


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.