College Partner Level 1 Licensing

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General Insurance Essentials


Best route to take if you:

• Prefer to study in a classroom setting
• Are new to the industry and would benefit from the knowledge of an instructor

The following colleges offer the Level 1 Licensing course in conjunction with the Insurance Institute of BC. Fees vary by college, and students must register directly with the college of their choice.  Please visit individual websites for exact dates, times, and fees, as the information listed below is intended only as a guide.

All college partner courses utilize the new 2020 textbook edition.

Douglas College - New Westminster | Phone: 604-527-5472

Douglas college conducts their licensing course as socially distant in-person classes, with a back-up virtual platform to convert to online classes should the need for it arise. For more information, please contact the college directly.

• Location: New Westminster Campus
• Dates: September 18 - November 6, 2021 (no class Oct 9)
• 7 Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., exam last class 10 - 12 a.m.
• Cost: $648 plus textbooks, available from the college bookstore
• Textbook edition: GIE C81 and C82
• Usually offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters

Langara College - Vancouver | Phone: 604-323-5981

Langara college conducts their licensing course asynchronously, online via Brightspace. Students will have access to the entire course on the start date, but learners are not required to log in during any specific date or time during the course. The instructor will be available on the platform and via email to support students. For further information, please contact the college directly.

• Location: Pre-recorded Virtual Classes
• Dates: September 28 - December 14, 2021
• 12 Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. | exam virtually-proctored*
• Cost: $656, plus textbooks, available from the college bookstore
• Textbook edition: GIE C81 and C82
• *Virtual proctor fee is $52.50, and due at exam registration
• Usually offered in the fall, winter, and spring semesters 

Camosun College - Victoria | Phone: 250-370-3550

• Location: Interurban Campus
• Dates: TBD
• 14 Tuesday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., exam last class 6 - 8 p.m.
• Cost: $659, plus textbooks, available from the college bookstore
• Only offered in the fall semester

Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo | Phone: 250-740-6400

• Location: Nanaimo and Duncan Campus (in-person & video hybrid)
• Dates: September 15 - December 1, 2021
• 12 Wednesday evenings, 6 - 8:30 p.m. | Exam virtually-proctored*
• *Virtual proctor fee is $52.50, and due at exam registration
• Delivery: In-person and video-conferencing | Instructor will alternate weeks between classrooms. Classes not in-person that week will attend via video link.
• Cost: $910, plus textbooks, available from the college bookstore.
• First time offered in fall semester!


Depending upon class delivery, students may write their final exam during their final college class session or online with a virtual proctor. For more information on virtually proctored online licensing exams, please visit the licensing page. NOTE: There is an additional fee per candidate, per attempt to take the licensing exam online with a virtual proctor.

The licensing exam is two (2) hours in duration, consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, and 70% or better is required to pass. Exam results are delivered via email approximately three business days from the date the exam is written.