Seminars

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Our seminar program is below, but if you're looking for a quick and easy way to meet the CE requirements of your license, check out CE OnDemand - a new catalogue of online continuing education courses. Learn more.

CE Credits Available for Other Provinces: 
Do you Need CE Credits for Alberta and/or Manitoba? The Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to be accredited to issue CE credits for our seminars to members who are licensed in the provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. Contact us at gtaseminars@insuranceinstitute.ca to learn more about this benefit.

▶ Upcoming seminars and seminars:

  • Fleet Commercial Insurance - Member Bonus
    Automobile fleet insurance is very different from personal and traditional commercial auto insurance, and insurance professionals—including brokers and claims professionals—need to know the difference. For brokers, to determine if this risk belongs on your books or not, you need to first understand the unique risk factors of a fleet and the risk avoidance techniques insureds should use. If it does belong on your books, asking the right questions and gathering the right information will equip you ...

  • safeTALK
    SPECIAL PRESENTATION - safeTALK ....Suicide accounts for 24 percent of all deaths among 15-24 year olds.. safeTALK (Suicide Alertness For Everyone) is a three hour, evidence-based suicide-alertness workshop that prepares anyone 15 years of age and older to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK is like suicide first aid. Participants need no previous experience or training in order to become more ready, willing and able to be suicide prevention helpers. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize th ...

  • Broker Level 2 Management Preparation Course
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 2 management exam. This " preparation course" is for individuals preparing to write the "RIBO – Unrestricted – Management " licencing exam. Learning outcomes: Understanding of the RIBO Act and Regulations Understanding of the Administration and Finance Operations of a Brokerage Understanding of how to complete a RIBO form 1: Financial Statement To make an application to write the "Unrestricted – Manage ...

  • Spills, Storms & Blazes: A Practical guide to property damage litigation for insurance professionals
    When floods, fires, spills and other disasters strike, you are on the front lines. Whether you are subrogating or defending, you need to know how to select the right experts, how to gather the right evidence in the right way, and how to lay the foundation for a winning case from the initial investigation into the litigation process. This three-hour seminar will provide a practical nuts-and-bolts guide to getting these cases ship-shape and ready for litigation, and then review the key concepts yo ...

  • InsurTech Forum: Thriving Through Technology
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Technology is altering customer expectations and business processes. As savvy insurance professionals, it’s vital that we keep up to stay relevant and competitive. Are you up-to-date on the latest in insurance technologies? Event format • Starts with a combination of structured sessions that feature three hot topics in the InsurTech field • After the presentations, enjoy a networking lunch, followed by a panel discussion when you can ask your burning questions. W ...

  • Understanding Case Law
    Are you equipped to effectively prepare a comprehensive file in anticipation of negotiation, settlement or litigation? The Insurance Institute and the Ontario Insurance Adjusters’ Association have once again partnered up and have developed a third certificate program for adjusters! This seminar is suited for adjusters and claims professionals who want to gain the knowledge and skills to expertly source, interpret and apply case law. If you are an experienced underwriter or broker, you will appre ...

  • Broker Licencing (Level 2 Technical) Prep Course
    Be well-prepared for the RIBO – Unrestricted – Technical licensing exam. The Level 2 Technical Preparation Course effectively prepares brokers for the RIBO Unrestricted Technical licensing exam. Get ahead today! Successful completion of both the "Unrestricted – Management" examination and the "Unrestricted – Technical only" examination qualifies an individual to the "Unrestricted" registration and therefore eligible to act as the Principal Broker of a broker business.To make an application to wr ...

  • InsurTech Forum: Thriving Through Technology
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Technology is altering customer expectations and business processes. As savvy insurance professionals, it’s vital that we keep up to stay relevant and competitive. Are you up-to-date on the latest in insurance technologies? Event format • Starts with a combination of structured sessions that feature three hot topics in the InsurTech field • After the presentations, enjoy a networking lunch, followed by a panel discussion when you can ask your burning questions. W ...

  • Auxiliary Heat - From Wood stoves to Wood Furnaces - Webinar
    How a person heats their home is an important consideration in deciding whether to insure a risk and the premium charged. Homeowners may choose to use something to supplement their primary heat source during regular heating season – such as a fireplace, wood burner, space or electric heaters, or solar heating. These items are auxiliary heat sources, and they bring with them additional risk exposures due to the many opportunities for error by the people using them. Seminar Leader : Melanie Needha ...

  • Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration (CVOR) Certificates (Live Webinar)
    Do you need a better understanding of the CVOR? What is the 'Overall Violation Rate' and how do collisions affect it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this seminar is for you. The CVOR is one of the most important documents in underwriting a commercial auto risk and can be a bit overwhelming to understand. Join us at this half day session as we navigate our way through reading and understanding the CVOR, using it as an underwriting tool as well as a sales tool. You will have a bett ...

  • Understanding the CGL (Live Webinar)
    Are you new to commercial insurance, or interested in moving from personal lines to commercial lines? This seminar will take a practical introductory look at the commercial general liability policy, providing insight for the less experienced brokers, underwriters and adjusters working in commercial insurance. Participants will learn the foundations of a commercial general liability policy section by section including discussions on coverages and extension. This seminar features practical claims ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course - In Class
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Kawartha/Durham Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, a convenient yet intensive 1 week Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Participants will benefit fr ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Two-Day Review Course
    Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This two-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material (e.g. completed the Fanshawe college diploma program or some of the CIP courses). This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Day 1: Principles & Practices Property ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense two week (10 days) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Par ...

  • Agent and Broker Licensing Course October 2019
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting! This intensive course is designed to assist students, new to the insurance industry, to pass the Agent or Broker - Basic Licensing Exam. We have small classes, with excellent results. Participants will benefit from these learnings: -Introduction to insurance business, the law and insurance, insurance contracts, insurance intermediaries -The ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course - In Class
    Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Cambrian Shield Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the insurance industry, a convenient yet intensive two week Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. The class is instructed by ...

  • Networking on Social Media - Webinar
    Social media is the number one way to get yourself out there and network, obtain new leads and connect with colleagues with similat goals. The question most people ask is how to develop a strong profile, how do I connect with people and how do I nurture those relationships. We will discuss all of that and more in this fun and interactive webinar. Seminar Leader : Melanie Needham, FCIP, CRM President, MRD Consulting RIBO CE Hours: 2 Personal hours PLEASE NOTE : - Your Insurance Institute of Ontar ...

  • Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions Ins
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL Seminar Description: If you already have an understanding of general liability insurance, this full day will provide you practical information about Errors and Omissions insurance. The facilitators will explain how E&O exposures arise and how insurance coverage works, how to advice insureds, and how to deal with claims. A detailed workshop will provide a guide based on real circumstances of how to address the application of cover and resolving claims. You wi ...

  • Industry Trends & Predictions:2020
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | MANAGEMENT Join us for our highly-anticipated Industry Trends & Predictions: 2020 , featuring respected p&c consultant Phil Cook. Phil will take a look back at significant events that have impacted our industry, and give us his predictions for the next year and beyond. He always delivers a fascinating and thought-provoking presentation – book now to secure your space. Special Guest Speaker Philip H. Cook, MBA, FCIP Chief Executive Officer Omega Insurance Holdings ...

  • Enter through the crockpot: An insurer’s guide to hacking the smart home
    CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL When it comes to smart home horror stories, you’ve probably heard a few. From smart locks, to cameras, to toilets, pet feeders, crockpots and everything between—there’s a lot that can be hacked in the smart home marketplace. With more and more of your customers bringing these devices into their home, you need to be aware of the risks and potential claims that can arise. Facilitator Edona Vila from leading law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP will guide you on the ...

  • Teaching & PresentationTechniques (4-day program)
    Do you need to enhance your teaching and facilitation skills? If so, this four-day certificate program is for you. (February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020) This instructional course will give you the resources needed to understand your audience, prepare your lessons and outcomes and be an overall better trainer or instructor. It is also used to develop instructors for the Insurance Institute CIP class programs. Section 1: Introduction to Adult Learners and Training / Planning - Understanding how adul ...

  • Commercial Broker Jump Start
    Give your new Commercial brokers a Jump Start into their careers!. This new five day program is designed to help launch the careers of newly licensed or transitioning brokers with the technical knowledge and professional skills required for them to be successful in their new roles. Over the course of the five days we will cover: • a review of basic insurance policies along with detailed underwriting skills such as application completion, calculators and reports • negotiation, • time management, ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Three Day Exam Prep Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to boost your preparation for the Agent or Broker Licensing Exam? This three-day course is designed for students who already have a basic understanding of the broker/agent licensing study material. This is an intensive course which acts as a review or "refresher" on the key topics, including principles and practices, property, automobile and travel insurance. Note: This course is not intended for students with little to no previous insurance kno ...

  • Three Day Commercial Lines Automobile School
    Do you need an overview of the principles and concepts, as well as the technical side of commercial auto? Commercial lines auto insurance can seem complex at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for this three-day workshop, covering everything you’ll need to know as a new industry employee, or as someone moving from personal lines to commercial lines. You’ll see the benefits of attending this seminar right away in your workplace: Brokers : comprehend the basics of commercial auto to provide ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Preparation Course
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Give yourself the best chance of success in your RIBO Level 1 or OTL exam. This 10 day course is designed to assist you, new to the insurance industry, to pass the Agent or Broker Basic Level 1 Licensing Exam. The licensing exam will be held on Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. This is an intensive course and requires you to attend all classes as well as complete at home assignments which will be reviewed in class with your instructor, Lyall Bell, CIP. Here's what ...

  • Leading Insurance Coverage and Liability Cases
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL In the dynamic and evolving world of p&c insurance, it’s vital that you stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Join Mario Fiorino, Senior Council of the Insurance Bureau of Canada as he updates us on the most current and relevant information over the past year. You will navigate through the leading coverage and liability decisions of 2019-2020 dealing with the following issues: Coverage Interpretation under the Commercial General Liability Policy Co ...

  • Broker/Agent Licensing Prep Course: In-class
    CLASSROOM | FOUNDATION | TECHNICAL Are you looking to start a new career as an insurance broker or agent? Don't miss the opportunity to prepare for your licensing exam in a classroom setting. Conestoga Chapter - Insurance Institute of Ontario is pleased to offer students, new to the Insurance Industry, an intense two week (10 days) Agent (Other than Life) and Broker (Entry Level 1- "Acting Under Supervision") program. The program is designed to prepare students for the Agent and Broker exam. Par ...

  • Cannabis: Insurance & Risk Management Implications
    SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Cannabis Update As of July 1, 2018, Cannabis possession and consumption was legal in Canada—immediately impacting all aspects of property and casualty insurance. In this update, we will review the our readiness for legalization and look at issues and decisions that are continuously being made regarding the many minute factors that this legalization has and will affect. Are you keeping up-to-date on all the ways our industry is being impacted? How will it affect your work a ...

  • Fire Loss Investigation - Live Burn Event - Back by Popular Demand
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL In 2016 cooking fires accounted for 1119* reported fire losses in Ontario, excluding arson, and in addition to property damage, resulted in 208 injures and 11 fatalities. Although overall the number of fire losses has dropped from 2012 to 2016 the peril of fire and resulting smoke and water losses present significant financial losses for our industry and take a tremendous toll on our policyholders. This seminar, including a live burn is specifically designed for ...