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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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We're here to support you 

While a lot is changing, our goal to help you succeed and continue with your professional development remains unchanged.  Our office is currently closed to the public but we accept visitors by appointment only.  To book an appointment, contact us at 604.681.5491 or iibcmail@insuranceinstitute.ca.


Feed the Minds of Youth | November 3 | Virtual Event

A one day experience that happens in concert with Take our Kids to Work Day and engages grade nine students across the country in learning more about careers in insurance through guest speakers, activities, and fun.

This is a ‘live’ virtual event that will run twice throughout the day to accommodate multiple time zones and participant schedules. This will be rounded out with pre-recorded/asynchronous programming options so that students (along with input from their parents/guardians and their organizations) can choose what they would like to take part in and fits in with their schedule for the day. 

For further details on this event, visit our Feed the Minds of Youth Event Page. To register, email cconnections@insuranceinstitute.ca.

CIP WINTER SEMESTER | Registration now open!

All our winter semester classes are live-virtual classes. Click to view our winter schedule [pdf], or visit our CIP courses page.
Winter exams are virtually proctored and available from March 31 to April 14, 2022.
Fall exams are virtually proctored and available from November 29 to December 13, 2021.


Winter Level 1 Live Condensed Virtual Course | Registration now open!

Our winter virtual class option is a condensed 8-week, two nights per week course starting January 17. Visit our virtual course page for more details, or click here to register.

Virtually Proctored Level 1 licensing Exams:
The monthly online exam schedule has been posted to the licensing pagePlease visit to find out how to register for a virtually proctored online licensing exam. Questions? Contact Ana Zhdanova.


Winter Level 2 Live Virtual Courses will also be available. More details coming soon!
Questions? Contact Sandra Enriquez.

Professional Development – CE CREDITS

Register early.  Corporate rate available for groups of 6+.
November 3 | Part 2: Beyond the Basics of Business Interruption Insurance
November 18 | BC Auto Insurance: Enhanced Care Applications
February 10 | Clean Energy: The Future of Energy in Canada

Virtual Networking Events 

Networking Events Survey - Tell us your opinion with 2 questions!
Our environment is changing quickly but it's our goal to continue offering networking opportunities for our members.  We want to know if you have a preference for virtual or in-person events in the fall.

Registration open:
December 9 | Virtual Wine Tasting Social


Grads can expect to receive information in early fall for the upcoming convocation.  Questions?  Contact Winnie at whon@insuranceinstitute.ca 

Watch the BC Convocation 2020 Ceremony here!


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

New Climate Risks Report

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

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 2021 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.
• Online Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Home Study Kit 
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Live Virtual Course



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.