C81 General Insurance Essentials—Part 1

Please note the final examination for this course is a computer-based exam.

General Insurance Essentials has been designed as a two-part course: C81 General Insurance Essentials—Part 1 and C82 General Insurance Essentials—Part 2. In Part 1, you are introduced to the concepts and fundamentals that underlie the practice of insurance in Canada. When you complete Part 1, you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain risk and how the insurance is a mechanism to transfer risk and benefit society, including outlining the functions of selling/distributing insurance, underwriting insurance policies, adjusting losses, and reinsuring risk.
  • Describe how insurance is regulated in Canada to protect consumers, including licensing of insurance professionals, ethical/professionalism considerations for insurance professionals, and the role of industry organizations.


Who Should Register

This course is recommended to newcomers to the insurance industry who are either recently hired by an insurance organization or who are looking to get their first job within the industry. The course is also ideal for anyone who has been away from formal education programs for a while and would like to enrol in an entry level course as part of their professional development. The course and program are used in a number of provinces as study material for broker and agent licensing.

Course Offerings

The following are the courses, by methodology, that are being offered by the institute.

Distance Learning

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In-Class and Virtual Learning

Name Location Start Date End Date Class Time Delivery Method  
C81 General Insurance Essentials - Part 1 (Fast-track) Winnipeg - Online 3/5/2019 3/28/2019 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. CST Virtual