Broker/Agent Level 1 Licensing in BC

The general insurance licensing program offers the education required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson Licence - Autoplan and homeowner policy sales. It uses topics from the Insurance Institute’s General Insurance Essentials (GIE) course, but with a single exam for licensing purposes.

There are five options for you to achieve this education.

Education Learning Option
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 1. Level 1 Licensing Home Study with the Insurance Institute of BC
On-demand exam covering both GIE C81 and C82 textbooks
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 2. Level 1 Licensing In-class learning with our college partners:
Douglas College (New Westminster), Langara College (Vancouver), Camosun College (Victoria), Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo)
On-demand exam covering both GIE C81 and C82 textbooks
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 3. Level 1 Licensing Fast Track and Live Virtual courses with the Insurance Institute of BC
On-demand exam covering both GIE C81 and C82 textbooks
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 4. Distance learning or virtual classes with the Insurance Institute of Canada
Two separate courses, with two separate exams, on a set semester exam schedule: December, April and July
Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) 5. C11 and C130:
Distance, in-class or virtual class with the Insurance Institute
Two separate courses, with two separate exams, on a set semester exam schedule: December, April and July

Requirement for licence:
Once the education component of your Level 1 licence is complete, the successful candidate is required to have the sponsorship (employment) of a licensed insurance agency in order to apply for a Level 1 licence from the Insurance Council of BC.

Completion of the Council Rules and Regulations course: for details visit https://www.insurancecouncilofbc.com/licensee-resources/council-rules-course/