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 WINTER SEMESTER | Early Registration Deadline Dec. 10!

Please visit the CIP course page to register, or take a look at our  Winter 2021 CIP Schedule[pdf].
All our winter classes are live-virtual classes.  Winter exams are virtually proctored and available from April 1 - 14, 2021. There is an alternative solution for qualified students from April 19 - 23, 2021.

LEVEL 1 LICENSING | Live Virtual Course Registration Open! 

6-Week Condensed live virtual course on Mondays and Thursdays, February 4 to March 18.
Visit our live virtual course page to register or for further information.
This course utilizes the GIE Part 1 and 2, 2020 textbook edition.

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 Donna Salahor.

Licensing Lunch & Learn Webinar | January 12 | 12 - 1pm PST

Want to learn more about general insurance licensing? Join us for this free webinar. Registration is required on or before Jan. 10. Login details provided on Jan. 11.


Professional Development – CE CREDITS

Register early for webinars:
Dec  8 | Impact of COVID-19 on Litigation and Risk Management | 1 - 2:30pm PT
Dec 10 | The Power of Personality Profiling | 10am - 12pm PT
Jan 13 | Strata Water Loss Workshop - Sold out, waitlist accepted
Jan 27 | Product Liability & Evidence Preservation | 1 - 2:15pm PT

Webinars coming soon - check back for updates:
Feb  4 | Material Change & Misrepresentation
Feb 24 | Structural Failure Liability
Mar 3 | Subrogation & Fire Loss


Events & Networking

Network in a fun and socially-distanced environment!  All kits are shipped directly to you!  Networking, client appreciation or team building opportunities.
Dec 10 | Virtual Cocktail Class


Grads - keep your profile information current to receive updates.

BC Virtual Convocation - February 25, 2021

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.
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Home Study Kit [pdf]
• Registration Form for Level 1 Licensing Live Virtual Course [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.