Broker/Agent Level 3 Licensing in BC

There are two options for you to achieve the education required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain a Level 3 General Insurance Agent Licence, using the Level 1 Licensing and Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) education pathways.

Option 1: Level 1 Licensing (GIE), C130, C131 and C132

This route requires you to complete the Level 1 Licensing (GIE) course, plus three courses from the Insurance Institute of Canada’s CIP designation program:
Level 1 Licensing (GIE) Course
• CIP C130: Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent
• CIP C131: Advanced Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent
CIP C132: Practical Issues in Broker Management

Option 2: C11, C130, C131 and C132

This route requires you to complete four courses from the Insurance Institute of Canada’s CIP designation program:
• C11: Principles and Practice of Insurance
• C130: Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent
• C131: Advanced Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent
• C132: Practical Issues in Broker Management

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE:

In addition to either option 1 or 2, you must complete:
• A Level 3 seminar available through the Insurance Brokers Association of BC.
• Applicants must have been licensed for five of the last seven years, with a minimum of three years as a Level 2 general insurance agent. 

EXAMINATIONS AND FEES

• For the Level 1 Licensing (GIE) course, visit our licensing pages for exam and fee details.
• For CIP courses, students will need to sit for and pass a national exam for each course. Exams operate on a set schedule with exam sessions in December, April and July each year. For a current schedule with the various learning options and fees, please visit our CIP program page.