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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National Education Month 


We're celebrating National Education Month!

During National Education Month, February 1-28, learn how insurance education can build on career growth—all the way to leadership. You’ll also learn how education can be used as part of your onboarding program to ensure new employees are set up for success.

Webinars: Complimentary for members
Feb 20 | 10:00 to 11:00am | Flood Risk: How brokers can help their clients
Feb 27 | 10:00 to 11:15am | Building Your Brand and Your Career

CIP Exam Study Skills Sessions:
Sessions are free, but advanced registration is required.
Feb 19 | 12:00-1:00pm | Megson FitzPatrick Insurance | Victoria
Feb 27 | 11:45am-1:00pm | Live Webinar | All BC Locations 

CIP Spring 2019 Courses - Registration Open!

See what CIP courses we have available.

View the BC Winter 2019 CIP [pdf] schedule (fast track options until Feb. 15)
View the BC Spring 2019 CIP [pdf] schedule (virtual and fast track).
Fast track courses require advance preparation for your best chance at success. Recommend you register early to ensure adequate time to receive and review textbook material prior to first day of class.

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 C70: Gateway to Commercial Insurance fast track course. C70 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 format. Learn more and register.

Symposium BC 2019: Adapting to a Changing Market

Registration now open!  See official SymposiumBC page for full details and to register!
Corporate Rate available for 6/+ attendees!
Panel, Keynote, emerging issues seminars, CE credits, Cocktail Hour and more!
April 10, 2019 | Hilton Vancouver Metrotown | Burnaby
Sponsorship still available!

Professional Development

Seminars Calendar - Ask about our NEW Seminar Corporate Rate for 6 or more attendees!
Feb 21 | Is the Grass Greener? Risk Management with the Legalization of Cannabis | Victoria
Mar 6 | Electrical Fire Risks in Old Homes | 8:45am - 12pm | Insurance Institute of BC | Vancouver
Mar 12 | Introduction to Business Interruption Insurance | 8:45am - 12pm | Holiday Inn Express | Langley (rescheduled from Feb 12)
Apr 10 | Symposium BC: Adapting to a Changing Market | 8am - 5pm | Hilton Vancouver Metrotown | Burnaby
May 1 | Business Interruption Demystified | 1pm - 4:15pm | Coast Capri Hotel | Kelowna

Events & Networking 

Mar 1 | Battle of the Insurance Bands - few tickets left!
Groupie Sponsorship still available!

 Feb 21 | Okanagan CIP Social at BNA | BNA Brewing Company & Eatery | Kelowna
Apr 4 | Peers & Beers - Nanaimo | Longwood Brew Pub | Nanaimo

May 28 | CIP Society Wine Tasting at Cityside Winery | Vancouver
Jun 14 | CIP Society Golf Tournament | Hazelmere Golf Course | Surrey
Jun 19 | CIP Society Golf Tournament | Olympic View Golf Club | Victoria


Vancouver Convocation Photos
Victoria Convocation Photos
Thompson Okanagan Convocation Photos
BC Grads and Certificate Program Recipients List
BC Awards Recipients List

Visit the IIBC Flickr page for photos of these events and more:
Game Social at Ludica
Meet & Greet at IIBC
Paint & Sip at the Glass House
5th Annual Okanagan Boat Cruise

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 2019 CIP Schedule [pdf]
• Spring 2019 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

General Insurance 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.