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Take advantage of our leading-edge seminars and webinars, local classes, networking events and licensing courses.

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CIP CLASSES | WINTER 2020 – Early Bird Ends December 12!

Download the winter 2020 course schedule [pdf]

Some courses are filling up fast! Register early to avoid disappointment!

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.

Visit our CIP Policies page for information on virtual midterm dates, registration deadlines and other important information.
To register, visit our CIP Courses page!

Level 1 Licensing Live Virtual Course - Winter 2020 Registration Open

Dates: January 15, 2020 to April 1, 2020
Time: Wednesdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m. + Exam Date
Cost: $860.50 for new members | $780.50 for current paid members 
Exam: Lower mainland - April 6 or 20, 2020 | Out-of-town - Week of April 6 (dependent on proctor availability)
Instructor: Sandra Enriquez, BA (Hons), CIP

For more information or to register, CLICK HERE!

Level 1 Licensing Fast Track Course - Winter 2020 Registration Open

Dates: February 26, 2020 to March 4, 2020 (no class Sat. or Sun.)
Time: 6 Days, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. + Exam Date
Cost:  $860.50 for new members | $780.50 for current paid members 
Exam: Lower mainland - March 9 or 16, 2020 | Out-of-town - Week of March 9 (dependent on proctor availability)
Instructor: Wayne Hickey, FCIP, CRM

For more information or to register, CLICK HERE!

Professional Development

Corporate Rate for 6 or more attendees  - email Winnie
Dec 5 | Fire Science | 8:45am - 12pm | Vancouver
Dec 5 | Vehicle Fire | 1:30 - 4:45pm | Vancouver
Jan 29 | Wrongful Acts & Loss: E&O and D&O Insurance | 1:00 - 4:15pm | Victoria

Jan 21 | Effective Business Communications with Empathy - Complimentary Webinar | noon-1:30pm PST | Online

Jan 29 | Structural Failures Liability: Forces of Nature or Man-caused? | Vancouver
Apr 21 | Symposium BC 2020: Resilience | Burnaby
April 30 | Business Interruption | Kamloops
May 7 | Cyber Coverage & Policies | Vancouver
May 21 | Strata Water Loss Workshop | Kelowna

Events & Networking 

Mar 5 | Battle of the Insurance Bands | Vancouver - Band Submissions now accepted!
Jun 12 | Vancouver Golf Tournament | Hazelmere Golf Course
Jun 25 | Victoria Golf Tournament | Olympic View Golf Club

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

1st Annual Bowling Tournament Photos
Live Burn at Lions Bay Photos

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

Convocations 2019

Congratulations to the graduates and award recipients of 2019!  Photos will be available in late December.

Grad List 2019
Awards List 2019

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]
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Live Virtual Class [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.