CIP Equivalency

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CIP LICENSING EQUIVALENCIES


CIP Equivalencies are another way to get your general license in Alberta by completed specific CIP courses only offered through the Insurance Institute. The IIC has worked with the General Insurance Council (GIC) to make available CIP equivalency exams that can be taken in an online, virtually-proctored format.

The CIP course equivalencies have the following advantages:
•  Higher pass rates
•  A range of learning opportunities
•  You will have completed 2 of the 10 CIP courses to further your educational journey
•  Only one more CIP course (C131) to qualify for your Level 2 license
•  The ability to take advantage of our virtual proctoring solution which offers flexible scheduling and online exams at your computer
•  Accelerated final exams – see class schedule for upcoming exams


Exam availability:

 

October 17, 2022
November 17, 2022
February 21, 2023


Course Schedule

 

Classes are live and virtual. The recordings will be made available after each session for further review. CE hours are available with each course.

C130 – Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker/Agent
Class Dates:    Sundays – January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 2023 – Review Session February 12
Class Time:      9:30 am - 2:30 pm (MDT)
Final Exam:    Virtually-proctored February 21, 2023 – In-person exams are not available
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C130 – Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker/Agent
Class Dates:  Wednesdays – January 25 - March 29, 2023
Class Time:    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (MDT)
Final Exam:   April 1 - 15, 2023
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C130 – Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker/Agent
Class Dates:  Saturdays – February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023
Class Time:    10:00 am - 2:00 pm (MDT)
Final Exam:   April 1 - 15, 2023
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C131 – Advanced Skills for the Insurance Broker/Agent
Class Dates:    Tues/Thurs – January 17 - February 14, 2023 - Review Session February 16
Class Time:      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (MDT)
Final Exam:    Virtually-proctored February 21, 2023 - In-person exams are not available
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C131 – Advanced Skills for the Insurance Broker/Agent
Class Dates:    Tuesdays – January 24 - March 28, 2023
Class Time:      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (MDT)
Final Exam:     April 1 - 15, 2023
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C131 – Advanced Skills for the Insurance Broker/Agent
Class Dates:    Saturdays – February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023
Class Time:      10:00 am – 3:00 pm (MDT)
Final Exam:     April 1 - 15, 2023
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• Some of these classes are condensed and would require a high level of time commitment.
• These courses are to accommodate Brokers/Agents who already hold a General Level 1 License and need to obtain their Alberta General Level 2.

Attend the upcoming free webinars to learn about the different licensing educational programs that are available at the Institute:

Choose Your Licensing Education Path
December 7, 11:30 am to 12:15pm - Register here

 

Q&A


Is C11 acceptable as a credit obtained from other programs such as GIE or does a candidate need to complete the C11 exam?
Yes. The approved course equivalency would accept the C11 credit transfer from the GIE program.

For graduates who received their CIP designation more than 12 months ago, could they pass a “random” CIP course to qualify for level 1 or 2?
Yes, if you’re holding CIP, ACIP or FCIP, you can pass an Elective CIP course that’s not completed previously and be eligible to apply within 12 months of its completion.

Would ACIP (Advanced CIP) and FCIP designations be qualified as well?
Yes, given that the CIP designation is a prerequisite, both ACIP and FCIP designations are acceptable. In addition, working towards ACIP and FCIP would make the candidates eligible. In all cases, for the General Level 1 and 2 certificates, the last exam must have been passed within the previous 12 months.

If someone has the completed their designation(s) for their CIP and FCIP under the previous program ie AIIC and FIIC, would they still be considered as an equivalency for the Level 3 license?
Yes. The Regulation states that a reference to an Associate or Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada includes a Chartered Insurance Professional or a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional.