Broker/Agent Level 1 Licensing in BC

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The general insurance licensing program offers the education required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson Licence - Autoplan and homeowner policy sales. It uses topics from the Insurance Institute’s General Insurance Essentials (GIE) course, but with a single exam for licensing purposes.

There are five options for you to achieve this education.

Education Learning Option
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 1. Home Study with the Insurance Institute of BC
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 2. In-class learning with our college partners:
Douglas College (New Westminster), Langara College (Vancouver), Camosun College (Victoria), Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo)
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 3. Fast Track and Live Virtual courses with the Insurance Institute of BC
General Insurance Essentials (GIE) 4. Distance learning with the Insurance Institute of Canada
Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) 5. C11 and C130:
Distance, in-class or virtual class with the Insurance Institute

Requirement for licence:
Once the education component of your Level 1 licence is complete, the successful candidate is required to have the sponsorship (employment) of a licensed insurance agency in order to apply for a Level 1 licence from the Insurance Council of BC.

Completion of the Council Rules and Regulations course: for details visit