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.

Level 1 Licensing Courses For Broker or Adjuster - Register now!

Kelowna | 7 Saturdays | Starts Sept. 14
Live Virtual | 13 Wednesdays | Starts Sept. 11

CIP Classes | Fall 2019 - Register Early & Save!

Maintain your momentum and register now for your next CIP course in the fall.  Take advantage of the early bird registration, fees go up August 23.  Choose from various learning formats to suit your schedule: virtual, evening and fast-track.  Various locations in Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Kelowna.

NEW CIP COURSE: C70: Gateway to Commercial Insurance
We're pleased to be able to bring you this brand new CIP course as a live virtual course for fall 2019, where you'll identify, define and explain the essentials of commercial insurance. This course also qualifies as the first course in our new Commercial Insurance Certificate.  Learn more.

Check out the BC Fall CIP Course details!

Professional Development

Corporate Rate for 6 or more attendees  - email Winnie
Sept 19 | Business Interruption Workshop | 1:00 - 4:15pm | Nanaimo
Sept 24 | Strata Corporations | 8:45am - 12pm | Vancouver
Oct 3 | Equipment Breakdown | 1:00 - 4:15pm | Kelowna
Oct 8 | E&O and D&O | 8:45am - 12pm | Vancouver

Oct 23 | Strata Water Loss Workshop | 8:45am - 12pm | Vancouver
Nov 7 | Live Burn | Lions Bay
Dec 5 | Fire Science | 8:45am - 12pm | Vancouver
Dec 5 | Vehicle Fire | 1:30 - 4:45pm | Vancouver

Events & Networking 

August 22 | CIP Society Victoria Boat Cruise | Victoria - SOLD OUT - waitlist accepted, email Donna
Sept 19 | CIP Society Mid-Island Networking Event | Nanaimo
Sept 26 | Fall Instructors Professional Day | Vancouver
Oct 1 | Game Night at Pizzeria Ludica | New Westminster
Oct 3 | IIBC Meet & Greet in Kelowna
Oct 24 | CIP Society Wine Tasting at Sandhill Winery | Kelowna

Nov 29 | Bowling Social at Revs | Burnaby

Convocations 2019 - Save-the-date!

Check the official Convocations page for updates!
Nov 20 | Vancouver | Pan Pacific Hotel
Nov 22 | Victoria | Victoria Golf Club
Nov 28 | Okanagan | Manteo Resort

Vancouver Convocation 2018 Photos
Victoria Convocation 2018 Photos
Thompson Okanagan Convocation 2018 Photos

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 Live Virtual C70: Gateway to Commercial Insurance course. C70 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.

Visit the IIBC Flickr page for photos of these events and more:
Wine Tasting at Seaside Pearl Winery
Okanagan Boat Cruise - Kelowna
CIP Golf Tournament - Lower Mainland
CIP Golf Tournament - Victoria
Wine Tasting at Cityside Winery
Symposium BC
10th Annual Battle of the Insurance Bands

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
• Fall 2019 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]
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Kelowna Fast Track Course [pdf]
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Virtual Course [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.