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.

CIP winter courses: register now to start in the New Year

See what courses and learning formats we have available.

Click to view the BC Winter 2019 CIP schedule.
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.

Level 1 Licensing: Live Virtual Course Winter 2019

Licensing education at your fingertips! Registration is now open for this 13 week online course! To register, click here. For additional information, click here.

Professional Development

Seminars Calendar for Fall 2018 - Ask about our NEW Seminar Corporate Rate for 6 or more attendees!
Nov 22 | It's Complicated: Liquor Liability, Bad Faith Claims & Conflict Issues | 1pm - 4:15pm | Comfort Inn & Suites | Victoria
Nov 28 | De-escalating Emotionally Heightened People Workshop | 8:45am - 12pm | Insurance Institute of BC | Vancouver
Dec  6  | Vehicle Fire: There's a Lot Under the Hood! | 8:45am - 12pm | BCIT Downtown | Vancouver

Jan 23 | Business Interruption Workshop | Comfort Inn & Suites | Victoria
Symposium BC in April 2019! Details coming soon.

Events & Networking 

Nov 14 | Feed the Minds of Youth Luncheon | 12pm-2pm | Insurance Institute of BC | Vancouver - Register by Nov. 8 


Click here to see the BC Grads and Certificate Program Recipients list!
Check our Convocation page for updates. Tickets on sale now!

Victoria Convocation Dinner | Friday, November 16, 2018 | Victoria Golf Club
Vancouver Convocation Luncheon | Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Pan Pacific Hotel
Thompson Okanagan Convocation Luncheon | Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel 

Visit the IIBC Flickr page for photos of these events and more:
Paint & Sip at the Glass House
5th Annual Okanagan Boat Cruise
2018 Past Presidents Dinner
2018 Annual General Meeting

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
• BC Manual Registration Form 
• 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
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Virtual Course


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.