Virtual Level 1 Licensing

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General Insurance Essentials


The Insurance Institute of British Columbia is pleased to offer a live virtual course which meets the educational requirement of the Insurance Council of BC to obtain either a BC Level 1 Salesperson (Broker) or Level 1 Adjusters' Licence.

Our virtual classrooms operate on a web-conferencing platform. In a virtual classroom, the instructor interacts with students using text, presentations, slides, chat, and interactive icons. Virtual Classroom Learning combines the best features of a traditional classroom with the perks of a virtual space. Our virtual licensing courses offer real-time instruction in a virtual classroom and supplemental materials on an e-learning website. You get the convenience of learning from home along with flexibility, interactivity and support. All you need to get started is an internet connection!


• No travel to another location  attend class from home or work
• Convenient evening classes  easily fit around work or home schedules
• Instructor-supported  students are able to ask the instructor questions and get answers in real time 
• Review class recordings  virtual classes are recorded and available to students for further review


Virtual | Condensed two nights per week

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays | Feb. 4 - Mar. 18 (no class Feb. 15)
Time: 6 Weeks, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $917.98 for new members | $832.99 for current paid members
Exam: Online, March 19 - 26
Instructor: Sandra Enriquez, BA (Hons), CIP

Registration opens in November!

Course fees include tuition, exam, two textbooks, interactive study aid (online tutorial), local membership, shipping, and applicable taxes. This course will use the 2020 edition of the C81 and C82 textbooks.

Your Level 1 education will introduce you to risk, risk management and loss prevention, insurance categories, sales distribution, insurance as a contract and policy, underwriting and rating, claims, automobile insurance, property/liability insurance (homeowner, other, commercial), ethics, regulatory framework, and techniques for career success.

For additional information, contact us.


  • CONNECTED LEARNING. At the touch of a button you can connect with your instructor and classmates.
  • FLEXIBLE LEARNING. Take advantage of options to access your lectures.
  • ACTIVE LEARNING. You may take part in discussion forums, game-based exercises, and interactive activities.

Licensing exams are two (2) hours in duration | 100 multiple-choice questions | 70% is required to pass

Exams for virtual courses are written online with a virtual proctor. Available dates are during set exam administration periods occurring monthly. The exact day and time is scheduled by the student after exam registration.

Virtual proctoring involves the installation of software on a candidate’s laptop/computer and use of a webcam, among other requirements. The virtual proctor closely monitors candidate activity during the exam.

Online licensing exams are subject to an additional fee, per candidate, per attempt.

For further information on virtually proctored exams, visit our licensing page or the Virtually Proctored Online Exam Information page for complete details on how this service works.

Successful students are eligible to apply to the Insurance Institute of Canada to receive credit for C11: Principles & Practice of Insurance, the first course in the CIP designation series. More information is available on the credits page of our website