Instructor Certification Program Policies

This page describes policies that apply to members pursuing courses in the Instructor Certification Program.



The Instructor Certification Program is for experienced CIP course instructors. Participants must hold the CIP designation and should have prior experience of successfully leading classes for the Insurance Institute.

Course Registration

Participants must be enrolled in the program by their local Institute/chapter manager before registering for courses. 

Once enrolled, participants can register themselves for each course on the IIC website. Courses must be completed one at a time, in sequence by course number. 

Registration is ongoing; there are no term dates or deadlines.

Course Cancellation

The Institute reserves the right to withdraw, limit, cancel, or adjust any course. When it is necessary to cancel or change a course, we will make every effort to contact registrants. It is the participant’s responsibility to keep contact information up to date with the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Academic Integrity and Participant Conduct

All participants in the Insurance Institute’s Instructor Certification Program courses are expected to abide by the provisions in this section.

Except where otherwise indicated, Instructor Certification Program materials are copyright of The Insurance Institute of Canada. You may not disclose, reproduce, publish or transmit any part of the online or hard-copy course materials, in any form, by any means or for any purpose, without the express written permission of The Insurance Institute of Canada. Any violation of the above may result in disciplinary and/or legal action by the Insurance Institute.

You are also expected to similarly respect the copyright of other authors and publishers whose writing you read (whether in print or online) during your course.

Plagiarism occurs when one person uses the words or ideas of another person without giving proper credit to the source. When referencing an outside source or idea or using someone else’s words, you must include a citation to show the reader where the information can be found.

To avoid plagiarism, you must properly cite all information and concepts obtained from other sources (whether published or unpublished). Referencing the ideas of others to support a point is acceptable if the source of the information is properly cited. 

Suspected violations of any of the above principles of academic integrity and student conduct should be brought to the attention of The Insurance Institute of Canada. 

Suspected violations will be examined on a case-by-case basis. Anyone found to have violated one or more provisions will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include a grade penalty, course failure, academic suspension, or other disciplinary action.


Assessment in the Instructor Certification Program courses is based on online tests (unproctored) and assignments. All assessments are delivered through the e-learning website. The specific requirements for a given course are posted to the course website.

There are no deadlines for completing specific assessments; however, please see Program Completion below.

The passing score for each test is 70%. Each test must be passed before progression to the next topic or course is permitted. 

Assignments are mandatory but are reviewed on a complete/incomplete basis and are not assigned a grade.

Courses are recorded as complete or incomplete; no number or letter grades are used.

Program Completion

All course requirements must be completed within five (5) years of enrollment in the program. After five years, access to the program materials is withdrawn.

Participants who successfully complete the requirements for all Instructor Certification Program courses within five years will be issued a certificate of completion. Certificates are issued at the annual convocation ceremonies held by local Institutes and chapters across the country.

Participants Requiring Accommodation

The Insurance Institute strives to accommodate members who may require alternative arrangements to participate in its programs. In such cases, it is necessary to provide medical documentation, including an assessment of your ability to complete all course requirements, prior to your registration for a course.