Welcome to the Insurance Institute of British Columbia.

How can we help you?


Develop your skills and increase your knowledge.
Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinars, local classes, networking events and licensing courses.

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Our office is currently closed to the public.  We can accept visitors by appointment only.  To book an appointment, contact us at 604-681-5491 or iibcmail@insuranceinstitute.ca.

We are here to support you virtually! 

While a lot is changing, our goal to help you succeed and continue with your professional development remains unchanged.

CIP FALL SEMESTER | Fall classes are starting to sell out – Don't delay & register now!

Please visit the CIP course page to register, or take a look at our  Fall 2020 CIP Schedule[pdf].
All our fall classes are live-virtual classes, with a great mix of evening, as well as the popular fast track format over 5 Saturdays.

CIP Final Exam Period: November 28 - December 13, 2020

Final exams will be offered in a virtually proctored format in December. If you cannot write in the Virtually Proctored format, there will be an alternative solution available. More details on your final examination and how to schedule will be available at the end of September.


LEVEL 1 LICENSING | Fall virtual class starting soon – Register now!

One night per week:
Wednesdays | September 23 - December 16, 2020 (no class Nov. 11)
Time:  12 Weeks, 6 - 8:30 p.m. + Exam Date: December 2020

Condensed, two nights per week:
Dates: Mondays & Thursdays | November 9 - December 17, 2020 
Time:   6 Weeks, two nights per week, 6 - 8:30 p.m. + Exam Date: December 2020

Visit the virtual licensing course page for more details or to register.

Licensing Lunch & Learn - Free webinar | Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Confused about licensing requirements?  Looking to launch a new career?  Bring your questions and join us online via Zoom for this informative licensing webinar.  Registration is free and membership not required.  Find out more & register.

Virtually Proctored Level 1 licensing Exams:

The monthly online exam schedule has been posted to the licensing page. Please visit to find out how to register for a virtually proctored online licensing exam. Questions? Contact Kaiti Carmichael

Professional Development – CE CREDITS

Register early for webinars:
Sept 16 | Appraisal - What is it Worth? | 1 - 2:15pm PDT
Oct 8 | Cannabis: Insurance & Risk Management Implications | 9 - 11:30am PDT
Oct 21 | Introduction to Business Interruption | 1 - 3pm PDT

Webinars coming soon - check back for updates:
Nov 4 | Strata Water Loss Workshop
Fidelity & White Collar Crime
Structural Failure Liability
Evidence Preservation

Events & Networking

Network in a fun and socially-distanced environment!
New Date:
September 30 | Virtual Wine Tasting: Harper's Trail in Kamloops - Registration deadline extended to September 17!

Visit the IIBC Flickr page for photos of these events and more:

11th Annual Battle of the Insurance Bands
1st Annual Bowling Tournament Photos
Live Burn at Lions Bay Photos

Halloween Bash 2019 Photos
Wine Tasting at Sandhill Winery in Kelowna Photos

Vancouver Convocation Photos
Thompson Okanagan Convocation Photos
Victoria Convocation Photos

Congratulations to the Grads & Award Recipients 2019

Grad List 2019
Awards List 2019

New Climate Risks Report

Extreme weather will impact every area of insurance - our new Climate Risks report explores risks and solutions. Read the report.

New Commercial Insurance Certificate

Get the skills you need to craft commercial solutions with our three-course online national program.
For those who prefer a local in-class option, you can start this certificate with our new CIP elective, C70, which is based on the same textbook as B210 - the first course in the Commercial Insurance Certificate, and can be taken as an equivalent credit. Note that B220 and B230, the second and third courses in the certificate, are only offered in an online asynchronous format. Learn more and register.

Trends Papers from the CIP Society

New papers added frequently!  Read up on the latest industry trends with these free online resources offered by the CIP Society for all members. 

Visit our Trends Paper page for the full library of papers and our Insights and Research page for the full listing of research reports.

Take advantage of your membership benefits

We rely on the support of members like you to be able to achieve the goals that have been set for us by the industry. In return, we’re able to provide you with many benefits. Learn more about the benefits now.

Handy Resources:

• Virtual Learning and Examinations
•  Fall 2020 CIP Schedule [pdf]
• Credit Transfer: For Level 1 Licensing/BC GIE students please use Provincial Agent/Broker Licensing form and send in certificate

Broker or Adjuster Licensing:

Licensing Courses
• Please visit our Licensing pages for more information on becoming a licensed broker/agent or adjuster in BC.
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Home Study Kit [pdf]


If your goal is to set yourself up for an exciting insurance career, the Insurance Institute is where you belong. Take your education and career to a whole new level. Membership with the Insurance Institute will give you the edge you need to succeed.