Planning your financial commitment (personal or employer’s) in an important step for you as a student, or an employer of a student, who is in the process of beginning their CIP designation.
To earn the CIP, students are required to complete ten courses and maintain paid membership in their local institute, both during their studies and after the completion of their designation. We know the financial investment is significant and that it equals long term value to your career.
Students tell us that the CIP continues to be the one of the most affordable and value-for-money professional designations, costing much less than many of the top-of-mind financial services designations. The CIP is an investment with a solid return on your future.
Prices for the CIP courses themselves vary across the country and depend on your chosen learning mode. and you are encouraged to visit your local Institute or Chapter website's CIP courses page for exact pricing per CIP course. Also, you can see a list of the national fees such as distance learning and examinations fees.
Please also note that membership of the Insurance Institute is required when you take CIP courses. Our membership year runs from June 1 to May 31 each year, and is not pro-rated for partial time. Take advantage of the benefits that membership with the Insurance Institute provides.
The options for financial assistance differ by province—and there are some local and external scholarships available. To find out what options are available for you, please contact the manager at your local Insurance institute or chapter.