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 Courses: Fast Track Registration Open Until Oct. 15!

Learn more about what the Chartered Insurance Professional designation can do for you and your career.

Click to view the BC Fall 2018 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.

Level 1 Licensing Fall Fast Track Course

Complete the education requirement for a level 1 broker or adjuster licence in 6 days! Class starts October 24, 2018.
For more details or to register, visit our Fast Track Licensing Page.

Professional Development

Seminars Calendar for Fall 2018 - Ask about our NEW Seminar Corporate Rate!
Sep 18 | Subrogation: Maximizing Recovery | 8:45am-12pm | Insurance Institute of BC | Vancouver
Oct    3 | A Changing Workforce: Impact of Technology and Demographics on the P&C Insurance Industry in Canada | 8:30am-12pm | BCIT Downtown | Vancouver
Oct    4 | Hoarding Awareness: Dealing with the Complex Issue of Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Disorder! | 1:30pm-4:45pm | The Grand Hotel | Nanaimo
Oct  11 | Class Action Lawsuits - Breakfast Seminar | 8am-11am | The Metropolitan Hotel | Vancouver
Oct  16 | Introduction to Business Interruption Insurance | 8:45am-12pm | The Coast Capri Hotel | Kelowna

Events & Networking 

Oct    4 | CIP Society Mid-Island Networking Event | 5pm-8pm | The Grand Hotel Lounge | Nanaimo
Oct  16 | Game Social at Ludica | 5:30pm-9pm | New Westminster
Oct  17 | CIP Society Meet & Greet - Insurance Institute Education Tradeshow | Comfort Inn & Suites | Victoria | Free event - RSVP today!
Nov 14 | Feed the Minds of Youth Luncheon | 12pm-2pm | Insurance Institute of BC | Vancouver - Save-the-date!


Save-the-date! Check our Convocation page for updates.
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.

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.

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

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
Fall 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
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Fast Track 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.