CIP Licensing Equivalencies

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Brokers/Agents can now take their CIP equivalency exams for C130, C131, and C132, in an online, virtually-proctored format.

While in-person exams continue to be impacted by the pandemic, the Institute will offer additional exam sessions to help expedite licensing requirements for candidates through CIP equivalencies.

Who is eligible to take a CIP equivalency exam?
Brokers and agents looking to obtain any of the levels of their provincial broker or agent license.

What classes can I obtain equivalencies for?
Take a look at our guide for information on the licensing requirements for your province.

Exam and course information

Exam date August 11, 2021
C130: Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker & Agent
Anastasia Dubois, CIP
Dates: July 26, 27, 28, August 3,4,5, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm Atlantic

Exam date September 9, 2021
C131 Advanced Skills for the Broker/Agent - On Demand Licensing Course
Anastasia Dubois, CIP
Dates: August 23, 24, 25, 20, 31, September 1, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm Atlantic

How to book an equivalency exam
For information on how to register for a CIP independent study or virtual classroom learning course, please call The Insurance Institute of Nova Scotia on 902-433-0070 or email

How virtual proctoring works
Visit our Virtually Proctored Exams page for vital information on how the exams are run, technical requirements and what to expect on the day.