The Canadian Professional Insurance Broker Program

The property and casualty insurance industry is constantly changing, with new demands and challenges arising on an ongoing basis. You need to meet these demands and challenges with confidence that can only be gained from experience and knowledge. You already have both, so why not take the next logical step in your insurance career with the Canadian Professional Insurance Broker (CPIB) program. All you need to qualify for admission is the CAIB or CIP designation.

CPIB is unique in that it allows you to focus your studies and interests in one of three professional streams: Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Brokerage Management. 

Program Overview
Earning the CPIB designation requires completion of six courses in your chosen stream, specifically three courses that are mandatory and insurance specific and three of a broader nature and offered by recognized universities or colleges. You may also take the program’s courses individually for general interest or Continuing Education (CE) credits.

Use of the CPIB designation, as with all IBAC designations, will be restricted to licensed property and casualty insurance brokers who are members or associate members of their provincial or regional brokers association. Non-members are welcome to take the CPIB program and will receive a Certificate of Completion upon graduation.

The Qualifications
You must be, at the time of registering for the examinations, employed by a property and casualty insurance brokerage that is a member in good standing of a member association that is and continues to be a member of IBAC. The right to use and maintain the CPIB designation shall only continue if membership status is maintained.

Program ​Outline
The CPIB course is offered in three formats, designed to accommodate different needs:

1. Group Discussion
Classroom groups emphasize active participation and are a forum for the sharing of ideas. These sessions are facilitated by experienced brokers and experts in the field of study. 

2. Immersion Courses
Immersion courses offer a more in-depth learning experience in a condensed time frame. An experienced broker or another expert in the field of study will be the facilitator. 

3. Self-Study
If you prefer a more flexible schedule or are in a remote location, then the self-study format is ideal for you.  For each course, you will received a self-study guide in addition to a textbook.

Program Courses
You must complete 6 courses (3 mandatory and 3 elective) in your stream of specialization in order to obtain the designation.

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