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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Feed the Minds of Youth Luncheon - Registration Deadline October 30

Does your organization participate in the Learning Partnership’s Take Our Kids to Work Day?
Join us for lunch and activities on November 6!
Advance registration is required, and we sell out every year! For more information on the Vancouver luncheon, click here.
For information on the Victoria luncheon, please contact Donna Salahor.

Convocations 2019

The Insurance Institute of British Columbia invites you to a ceremony to honour the Graduates and Award Recipients of Insurance Institute programs. 

Grad List 2019
Nov 20 | Vancouver Convocation & Awards Luncheon | Pan Pacific Hotel
Nov 22 | Victoria Convocation & Awards Dinner | Victoria Golf Club
Nov 28 | Thompson Okanagan Convocation & Awards Luncheon | Manteo Resort
Updates on BC Convocations


Download the winter 2020 course schedule [pdf]

C70: Gateway to Commercial Insurance course can be used as the first course in our new Commercial Insurance Certificate and Canadian Managing General Agent program, as well as an elective toward your CIP designation. This course is a fast track option for winter 2020.

Professional Development

Corporate Rate for 6 or more attendees  - email Winnie
Oct 23 | Hoarding Awareness | 1:00 - 4:15pm | Victoria
Oct 23 | Strata Water Loss Workshop | 8:45am - 12pm | Vancouver - sold out, waitlist accepted
Nov 7 | Live Burn | Lions Bay - sold out, waitilist accepted
Dec 5 | Fire Science | 8:45am - 12pm | Vancouver
Dec 5 | Vehicle Fire | 1:30 - 4:45pm | Vancouver

Jan 29 | Structural Failures Liability: Forces of Nature or Man-caused? | Vancouver

Events & Networking 

Oct 24 | CIP Society Wine Tasting at Sandhill Winery | Kelowna - sold out, waitlist accepted
Oct 30 | Halloween Bash | Vancouver
Nov 6 | Feed the Minds of Youth | Vancouver

Nov 29 | Bowling Tournament at Revs | Burnaby - 2 Sponsorship Packages left, contact Winnie

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

Vancouver Convocation 2018 Photos
Victoria Convocation 2018 Photos
Thompson Okanagan Convocation 2018 Photos

Victoria Cruise & Schmooze Summer Event
Wine Tasting at Seaside Pearl Winery
Okanagan Boat Cruise - Kelowna

New research report: Cyber Risks 2019

Our cyber risks report was first released in 2015, and this research update provides a current perspective on our earlier analysis and offers three findings. Read the report now.

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
• Winter 2020 CIP Schedule [pdf]
• BC Manual CIP Registration Form [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.