Canadian Managing General Agent Program Courses

The Canadian Managing General Agent courses are delivered through facilitated online learning. There is no weekly live class, but all students follow the same weekly schedule for readings, assignments, and graded online interaction under the guidance of an instructor. For each course there is a comprehensive textbook developed in collaboration with industry subject matter experts. 

Time commitment: About 6-8 hours a week per course to complete readings, learning activities and online discussion.

We recommend that you take only one course at a time, and that you complete the courses in the order listed.

Please note:
  • B210 - Commercial Insurance Essentials is currently offered three times a year.
  • M260 - Fundamentals of Managing General Agents & Delegated Authority launches in April 2021. Registration begins January 2021.
  • M270 - Applied MGA Practices launches in September 2021. Registration begins June 2021.
  • M280 - CMGA Comprehensive Examination will be available for registration beginning in January 2022.


Canadian Managing General Agent courses are offered in three terms each year: fall, winter and spring. The following dates and deadlines apply.


Fall Term September to December
Winter Term January to April
Spring Term April to July 


Registration Period Registration open June 7 to August 31
Withdrawal Deadline September 27, 2021


Registration Period      Registration open October 1 to December 31
Withdrawal Deadline  January 24, 2022


Registration Period      Registration open January 15 to March 31
Withdrawal Deadline  April 25, 2022

Students wanting to withdraw from a course must submit a written request by letter or email to the Insurance Institute by the deadlines indicated. Course withdrawals are subject to an administrative fee. For more information, please review the Fee Schedule and the Program Policies.



Fall 2021 September 13 to December 5, 2021
Winter 2022 January 10 to April 3, 2022
Spring 2022 April 11 to July 3, 2022

There are no proctored final examinations in the individual Canadian Managing General Agent courses (B210, M260, M270). Students complete a variety of assessments during the term.

After successful completion of all three courses, students can apply to write the CMGA Comprehensive Exam (M280) to earn the CMGA designation. This exam covers competencies from all three courses in the program. Registration for the exam is scheduled to launch in winter 2022.



Final course results are available for paid members of the Institute.

Students will be notified by email when their course results are released. The release date for grades may vary by course. It is important for students to keep their email contact information up to date in their member profiles.

To obtain results:
1. Log in to your member account on this site
2. Go to “My Education”
3. Go to “My Courses” > “Course Record”