Our History: Insurance Training Since 1991
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ILScorp (then ILS Learning Corporation) began in 1991 as a professional education company focused on continuing education services for the Property and Casualty Insurance industry in Canada. This was a natural niche for ILScorp, as our founder and former President Steve Hawrishok authored The Fundamentals of Insurance course for Canada which issued as a Level 1 licensing course in most provinces in Canada. In addition to The Fundamentals of Insurance course Steve was asked to author the CAIB Program: Canadian Insurance Broker Designation , a four-course designation program which is used for step licensing purposes in most jurisdictions in Canada. Through ILScorp you can prepare for the CAIB 1, CAIB 2, CAIB 3, CAIB 4 provincial exams!
In 2000, the strategic decision was made to move all insurance training programs online. Putting together the need for licensing and continuing education courses for insurance professionals, with the tremendous cost savings accrued by delivering those courses over the internet, lead to the creation of ILScorp.com.
Today ILScorp is the largest online insurance training provider for the P&C industry in Canada and is the only company offering accredited (through Insurance Councils in each Province) online licensing as well as continuing education courses in all provinces of Canada. ILScorp is the official education provider of many associations such as the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC), the Credit Union Insurance Services Association (CUISA), Sussex Insurance, as well as over 1000 financial services companies or brokerages in Canada.
In 2008, ILScorp launched the first completely online Life Licensing Qualification Program (LLQP) available in Canada. Finally life insurance and accident and sickness insurance sales professionals had a new option for licensing.
In 2011, ILScorp launched the ILS Introduction to General Insurance (ILS IGI), a new Level One licensing program for Canadian insurance professionals. The program is accredited in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
In 2013 ILScorp facilitated the first of many Commercial Producer Schools for Intact Insurance, designed to help develop sales skills, particularly for new or junior people. Over the week-long session producers learn everything from identifying potential customers to finding the right solutions to fit their needs to closing the sale. The intent is that when a commercial producer finishes the course, he or she will be a strong sales professional, stressing the importance of personalizing the relationship with consumers.
In 2016 ILScorp reviewed, researched and listened to our students and from the results created the brand-new ILS Level 1 General and Adjuster Insurance Licensing Program. The ILS Level 1 General and Adjuster Insurance Licensing Program, is a new Level 1 licensing program for Canadian insurance professionals. The program is approved for licensing in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to obtain a Level 1 General Insurance Sales Person License, and currently approved for Adjuster licensing in BC and Manitoba.
In 2017 ILScorp partnered with triOS College Business Technology Healthcare to introduce a new Insurance Specialist diploma program. This program is designed to address the huge need for individuals to replace a retiring workforce in the insurance industry, with a sole focus on property and casualty insurance. Graduates of this program will be able to pursue positions at insurance brokers, who play a key role in the communication between the carriers that provide insurance and the public who require it.
Based on Vancouver Island on the beautiful Comox Harbour, under its President and CEO, Ken MacRae and General Manager Dana Barr, ILScorp continues to be the educational course provider of choice for more than 21,000 Canadian insurance professionals. Building on more than two decades of insurance training, ILScorp provides insurance licensing programs and hundreds of online continuing education courses for General Insurance Brokers, Life Accident and Sickness Agents, Financial Planners and Claims Adjusters. The courses are written by industry experts and cover a variety of subjects relevant to the insurance industry and the job duties of the insurance professional.
ILScorp milestones in history:
In 2008, ILScorp launched the first completely online Life Licensing Qualification Program (LLQP) available
in Canada. Finally life insurance and accident and sickness insurance sales professionals had a new option
In 2008, after receiving a request to author online health and safety training programs, ILScorp started
supplying health and safety courses, re-certification, and manuals to a range of companies in Canada and
the USA. ILScorp became the official course provider for the Restoration Industry Association (RIA).
In 2011, ILScorp launched the ILS Introduction to General Insurance (ILS IGI), a new Level One licensing
program for Canadian insurance professionals. The program was accredited in British Columbia,
Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
In 2013, ILScorp was approved by the Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan to offer ethics training to
General, Life/A&S and Adjuster licensees as part of their mandatory ethics CE requirements.
In 2014, ILScorp launched FPSC Accredited Continuing Education Courses for Certified Financial Planner
Professionals and FPSC Level 1™ Certificants.
In 2015, the ILS Introduction to General Insurance Program was revamped and became the ILS Level 1
General and Adjuster Insurance Licensing Program. This is the most up to date licensing program
available, addressing multiple learning styles and has equivalency for both General Level 1 and Adjuster
Level 1 Licensing in BC, SK, and MB.
In 2018, ILScorp successfully partnered with triOS College of Business, Technology and Healthcare to offer
a fully funded Insurance Specialist Program. Along with RIBO Level 1 General Insurance Licensing Program
exam preparation training, students also learn valuable broker skills, ethics, and compliance training.
In 2019 ILScorp was approved by the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) to offer ethics
training to individual RIBO licensees, Principal Brokers, Deputy Principal Brokers and Supervising Brokers
as part of their mandatory ethics CE requirements.
In 2020 ILScorp was recognized as a certified education provider for the General Licensing Qualification
Program (GLQP) for Alberta Level 1 General Insurance Licensing.
In 2020 ILScorp celebrated its 20th Anniversary of the Commercial Producer School, a sales school taught exclusively in Canada for Intact Insurance Company. We are proud to continue teaching young Commercial Producers the art of Commercial Insurance Sales combined with the Science of Behavioral Selling.
In 2021, ILScorp successfully partnered with Excel Career College to offer a fully funded Level One General Insurance Licensing Program. The program was designed for students considering a career in insurance or part-time employees who are working less than 35hrs a week. The training consists of general office training,project management, and insurance licensing courses. Our goal is to train students on valuable broker skills for immediate employment.
In 2022, ILScorp became an approved continuing education provider for IICRC. The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries. The IICRC approves course content and organizations that apply to and meet the criteria set forth by the board of directors.
In 2022, ILScorp launched MFDA approved CE courses. MFDA – Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada is the national self-regulatory organization that oversees mutual fund dealers in Canada.