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: Live Virtual Course Winter 2019

Licensing education at your fingertips! Register for this 13 week online course today! To register, click here. For additional information, click here. This live virtual course is only offered once per year, so don't miss this opportunity.

CIP winter courses: Early Bird Registration Deadline December 18!

See what courses and learning formats we have available.

View the BC Winter 2019 CIP [pdf] schedule (evening/fast track/virtual) .
Fast track courses require advance preparation for your best chance at success. Recommend you register early to ensure adequate time to receive and review textbook material prior to first day of class.

New Commercial Insurance Certificate

Get the skills you need to craft commercial solutions with our three-course online national program. Registration is now open for winter. Learn more.
For those who prefer a local in-class option, you can start this certificate with our NEW 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 format. Learn more and register.

Symposium BC 2019: Adapting to a Changing Market

April 10, 2019 | Hilton Vancouver Metrotown | Burnaby
Registration opens mid-December!
Sponsorship Packages

Professional Development

Seminars Calendar for Fall 2018 - Ask about our NEW Seminar Corporate Rate for 6 or more attendees!
Jan 24 | Builders' Risk Claims & Construction Insurance Law | 8:45am - 12pm | UBC Robson Square | Vancouver
Jan 31 | Legalization of Cannabis: Emergent Insurance Issues & Potential Fire Risks - Breakfast Seminar | 8:30am - 11:30am | Coast Coal Harbour Hotel | Vancouver
Feb 12 | Introduction to Business Interruption Insurance | 8:45am - 12pm | Holiday Inn Express | Langley

Jan 23 | Business Interruption Workshop | Comfort Inn & Suites | Victoria

Events & Networking 

Jan 15 | Peers & Beers at Brewhall | 5:30pm - 8pm | Brewhall | Vancouver 

Mar 1 | Battle of the Insurance Bands | Sponsorships Available!


BC Grads and Certificate Program Recipients List
BC Awards Recipients List
Convocation photos will be available late December.

Visit the IIBC Flickr page for photos of these events and more:
Game Social at Ludica
Meet & Greet at IIBC
Paint & Sip at the Glass House
5th Annual Okanagan Boat Cruise

New trends papers available

Read up on the latest industry trends with these free online resources offered by the CIP Society for all members:
Construction Insurance
Legal Expense Insurance 
Changing Workforce (demographic research)

Other monthly Trends Papers topics include Uber and the Internet of Things, as well as research reports on topics like Cyber Risks and Automated Vehicles. 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
• Winter 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

General Insurance 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 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.