BC General Insurance Licensing Education

Broker and Independent Adjuster Level 1 Licensing

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PLEASE NOTE: All licensing examination sessions (including for RIBO) are currently postponed until further notice.

The Insurance Institute of British Columbia continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and is following the current guidelines of Public Health authorities to mitigate the spread of the virus.

For more information from the Insurance Council of BC on licensing examinations and applications impacted by COVID-19, please check the Council’s website.
For the latest details on RIBO examinations affected by COVID-19, please visit the RIBO website.

Licensing exam availability updates will be posted here as the situation evolves. Check back to this page for the most recent information.

Licensing exams impacted during this time will not be subject to cancellation/rescheduling fees.

For any questions, please contact Kaitlin Carmichael 604-681-5491 x 30

Your trusted source of insurance education 

Our licensing program provides the education required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain either a Level 1 Salesperson Licence to sell Autoplan and Homeowner policies or a Level 1 Independent Adjuster Licence to process claims. The course material includes the Insurance Institute’s General Insurance Essentials (GIE) textbooks, but with a single exam for licensing purposes. 

Learning options
Home Study

Home Study
Available any time, all year

in class

College Partners
Douglas | Langara | Camosun | VIU

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Virtual - Live Online
Starts May 6 | Registration open!

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On-demand Licensing Exams:

Lower Mainland (Squamish to Chilliwack)
Most Mondays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
The Insurance Institute of BC office

Outside Lower Mainland
A proctor is located near you at a date convenient for you
Minimum two weeks' notice required

To schedule your Level 1 licensing exam or rewrite, click here, or email us at iibcmail@insuranceinstitute.ca.

Licensing exams are based on the 2018 edition of the General Insurance Essentials C81 & C82 textbooks.

How do we help you get ready for licensing?

Watch our short video to find out.

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Education Pathways


Broker/Agent Level 1
Broker/Agent Level 2
Broker/Agent Level 3
Independent Adjuster Level 1
Independent Adjuster Level 2
Independent Adjuster Level 3

Exam Information:

The level 1 licensing exam is a closed-book, paper-based test and is two hours in duration. 70% is the minimum grade required to pass the exam. The exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions comprised of the following categories and sub-categories:

Industry Knowledge 39% of exam
• Career Proficiencies
• Ethics and Professionalism
• Insurance and Risk Concepts
• Insurance Contract 
• Risk Management

Automobile Insurance
26% of exam
• Policy coverages, conditions, and exclusions 
• Automobile Insurance Application
• Insurance and Risk Concepts
• Ratemaking

Habitational Insurance
25% of exam
• Endorsements
• Fire Statutory Conditions
• Insurance and Risk Concepts
• Liability
• Policy Coverage

Commercial Property and Liability Insurance
4% of exam
• Commercial Liability
• Commercial Property

6% of exam
• Claims