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 Spring 2018 classes now open for registration.

Expand your expertise. Build your brand. Create your career.
Lock in your learning for spring today. View the Spring 2018 CIP schedule and choose your course and format now.

Meet & Greet in the Valley - Free! RSVP now!

Mar 15 | Sandman Signature Langley Hotel

Meet our instructors and students and find out what the Institute can offer you!
   Enjoy appies and drinks!
   Bring a colleague or friend!
   Meet industry professionals!
   Win door prizes - including a Symposium BC 2018 entry!          

Get on Board with National Education month

February 2018

national education month

This month, we’re celebrating special events and seminars across the country that highlight how the Insurance Institute's programs can help create a successful onboarding experience for new employees. Scroll down to see what we’ve scheduled locally!

Meme Competition - prizes on offer!
Like memes? Now’s your chance to make one! Create and submit a meme that describes the insurance industry, education or professionalism in our industry. Learn more.

Professional Development

Mar  6  | Flood Analytics: Predicting Flood Risk | 8:45am-12pm | Vancouver | BCIT Downtown
Mar 14 | Policy Warranties & Conditions: RCV vs. ACV | 8:45am-12pm | Vancouver | Insurance Institute of BC
Apr  11 | Earthquake: Is the Insurance Industry Ready for the Big One? | 8:45am-12pm | Vancouver | BCIT Downtown
Apr  12 | Demystifying Cyber Liability: Hackers, Ransomware & Social Engineering Fraud | 1-4:15pm| Nanaimo | Coast Bastion Hotel
May  1  | Let's Talk Strata Insurance: From Marijuana Use to Deductible Disputes | 1-4:15pm | Victoria | Highland Pacific Golf Club 

Symposium BC 2018: West Coast Affairs - April 24, 2018 - Registration Now Open!
A full day of seminars which includes a keynote speaker and networking opportunities to provide insurance professionals with information on new trends within the industry.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Mar  1  | 9th Annual Battle of the Insurance Bands | 5-9pm | Blarney Stone Gastown | Vancouver | SOLD OUT!
Apr  12 | Peers & Beers - Nanaimo Spring 2018 | 5:30-8pm | Longwood Brew Pub | Nanaimo
Jun 15 | 16th Annual CIP Society Golf Tournament - Vancouver | Hazelmere Golf Course | Surrey
Jun 20 | 12th Annual CIP Society Golf Tournament - Victoria | Olympic View Golf Club | Victoria 

Visit the IIBC Flickr page for photos of these events and more:
Vancouver Convocation
Victoria Convocation
Open House Mix & Mingle
Wine & Dine at Salt
Okanagan Convocation

Another way to get your CE hours with us

You know we provide local seminars to help you get your hours, but help is also here with CE OnDemand, a new catalogue of online continuing education courses designed by the Insurance Institute of Canada for brokers and agents. Take a one-hour CE OnDemand course from wherever you are, anytime during the day or night. Learn more. 

CIP Student? Download our mobile app!

Available through Google Play and the App Store, IIC Mobile Learning is a study tool that contains the Dictionary of Insurance, free practice questions for C11 students (with additional available for in-app purchase), and you can also access and edit your member profile and course records. Discover how it can help you with your study and professional needs.

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.

Connecting you with the latest industry news

The CIP Society offers a wide range of free online resources for our members and the industry at large, including monthly Trends Papers on topics like 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.

Is your member profile up-to-date? Check it now!

Keep your member profile up-to-date with your home contact details, so that we can continue to keep you in the loop if you make a career change or move companies. It's easy to update your profile now! Just go sign in to your member account with your Member ID, and update your profile.  To do it by phone, or for any questions, please contact Member Services.

Ask the Institute - now updated!

Education Questions? Ask the Institute! You’ll find the answers to questions our students ask the most. We want to help you make the most of your student experience so you can get ahead in your career and stay there! Learn more at www.insuranceinstitute.ca/ask.

Handy Resources:

• Virtual Learning and Examinations
Spring 2018 CIP Schedule
Winter 2018 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

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.