Seminar Program

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The Insurance Institute of British Columbia offers numerous educational and professional development seminars and training sessions to meet the needs of insurance professionals.  Delivered in a variety of formats and in various locations. Most of our seminars provide CE credits for the broker and adjuster licences.  Bookmark this page and visit often to keep informed of upcoming opportunities.  We welcome you contact us if you have a topic to suggest.

  • Strata Changes: from Earthquakes to Air Space
    CLASSROOM | TRENDS | TECHNICAL With strata development on the rise, the expectations for insurance professionals to respond to unique legal and coverage requirements is continuously evolving. Bare land strata and air space parcels are just two of the dynamic aspects of strata corporations that require strata and the insurance industry to adapt. Our panel will provide a broker, legal, and consumer perspective on key topics changing within the strata industry: bare land strata, deductibles and cha ...

  • Equipment Breakdown: Boiler & Machinery (Kelowna)
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Equipment Breakdown Insurance is an often overlooked, but vital segment of the insurance market; this seminar is geared towards helping you better understand it. Equipment Breakdown Insurance premium volumes in Canada now near three hundred million dollars annually, and there are thousands of uninsured exposures out there lacking this essential coverage. Equipment Breakdown Insurance is an important piece of protection in a risk management plan that no business s ...

  • E&O and D&O Insurance: Wrongful Acts & Loss
    LOCATION CHANGED TO: UBC Robson Square in Vancouver CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Liability insurance for professionals (E&O), and directors and officers (D&O) is structured and operates differently from typical general liability insurance. This seminar will explore legal issues affecting both underwriting and claims, including the border between CGL and E&O coverages in the construction context; key drivers for E&O and D&O claims; control of the defence and allocation of ...

  • Strata Water Loss Workshop: Managing Water Damage Claims in a Strata
    * SOLD OUT - please email Winnie to be added to the waitlist CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Water damage is the most common type of loss in our industry, and when the loss includes a strata unit, it can involve multiple parties and policies. So, where do you start with a water damage claim in strata? This seminar will begin with an explanation of the legal principles in respect to the obligations to repair, the duty to insure, and how they relate to each other in the context of BC legislation. ...

  • Hoarding Awareness: Dealing with the Complex Issue of Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Disorder!
    CLASSROOM | BUILDING | TECHNICAL Since the development of Building and Fire Codes in Canada, the risks associated with fatal fires have significantly reduced. However, one of the most serious outliers in terms of fire fatalities, loss, and injury is the emergence of the disorder known as Hoarding. Hoarding isn’t new but it is a causal link in many preventable high loss/fatal fires. An estimated 3-6% of the population suffers from the disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding. Although Hoar ...

  • Live Burn! At Lions Bay Fire Rescue Training Grounds
    * Very limited capacity! Few spots left! CLASSROOM | ENHANCING | TECHNICAL A full day live fire demonstration designed to provide an in-depth understanding of theory and practical aspects of fire losses. The day will commence with a morning presentation from fire dynamics to fire scene protection aimed to increase subrogation success. The afternoon will consist of live burn demonstrations of two burn cells constructed to resemble a furnished room. Proudly Sponsored by | Origin and Cause, On Side ...

  • Upcoming Seminars
    Be informed and educated on topics of interest in the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute of BC offers seminars for Insurance Institute members and insurance industry professionals. Register early to secure your spot as space is limited for select seminars . NEW! Corporate Rate for corporate groups of 6 or more (membership applicable for all attendees). See seminar details for more information or contact Winnie Hon . Registration Open Business Interruption Workshop | September 19 | Nanai ...