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General Insurance Essentials: Fast Track BC General Insurance Level 1 Licensing Course

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by Insurance Institute of BC
October 20 - October 27, 2016
Insurance Institute of BC, 1110 – 800 W. Pender St., Vancouver Dates: October 20-27, 2016 (no class Saturday or Sunday) Time: 6 full days, 9 am to 4:30 pm

Your level 1 education will introduce you to the insurance business, insurance intermediaries, the insurance company, basic documents, insurance practices and automobile insurance. It also covers, at an introductory level, law and insurance, insurance contracts, insurance organizations, fire insurance, homeowner policies, personal lines policies, liability insurance, commercial isurance coverage, reinsurance, risk management and loss prevention.

Is this the best option for me?
The BC Level 1 Licensing GIE one week course option is the route to take for:
– newcomers to the industry who have not yet made a definite career commitment;
– support positions who want an overview of the industry with some detail about actual coverages and claims’ routines
– those who prefer an in-class option supported by an instructor with a quick, immersion type timeline.

Monday, October 31, 2016 at 1:00pm OR
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:30am

Examinations will be held at the Insurance Institute of BC. Licensing exams are two (2) hours in duration and consist of 100 multiple-choice questions. 70% is required to pass.

Cost: $795.05 for non-members/$715.05 for members

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be eligible to apply to the Insurance Institute of Canada to receive a credit for the CIP course, C11: Principles and Practice of insurance. The cost for this credit is $94.00 plus GST.

For out-of-town students registering for this course, please contact Sandra Enriquez ( for options as to the exam date and location.

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