2017 RIBO CE

RIBO CE Accredited Courses Available as Part of your ILScorp General CE Course Subscription.

The ILScorp General CE Course Subscription contains over 190 online courses and 330 continuing education credits. ILScorp online courses offer the opportunity to complete your mandatory 2017 RIBO CE requirements from the comfort of your home or convenience of your workplace. Course access is available for a full 6 months from the date you purchase and are accessible immediately.  As an industry leader in insurance broker education in Canada, we pride ourselves in bringing you the most accurate and up to date information through our online courses.

Here are some of the new RIBO accredited courses for 2017 available as part of the ILScorp General CE Course Subscription

General CE Course Subscription


When the Smoke Clears Understanding Smoke Damage

Credit Hours: 1
Credit Type: RIBO – Technical
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Making the Right Ethical Decisions

Credit Hours: 1
Credit Type: RIBO – Personal Skills
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Client Service and Sales

Credit Hours: 2
Credit Type: RIBO – Personal Skills
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Sales Management and Marketing

Credit Hours: 1
Credit Type: RIBO – Management
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RIBO General insuranceOctober 1 to September 30 annually – 8 or 10 CE credits, depending on experience and role

Upon renewal, the licensee must self-declare that he or she has obtained the required amount of continuing education credits. The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) recommends that licensees keep continuing education certificated for five years as random spot checks for compliance is possible.

Continuing education requirements vary by license and experience, as follows:

Principal brokers and deputy principal brokers:

  • 10 hours of continuing education credits accumulated between October 1 and September 30
  • 5 hours must be in the Management category
  • Carryover of 10 hours is permitted each year

All other licensed individuals:

  • 8 credit hours accumulated between October 1 and September 30
  • Credits can be obtained in any category
  • Carryover of 8 hours is permitted each year

Newly-licensed individuals:

  • 8 credit hours accumulated between October 1 and September 30
  • Newly-licensed individuals are exempted for the remainder of the license year that they were registered


Discover Careers in Business – Insurance Specialist

Insurance plays a prominent role in our everyday lives. Whether you are a homeowner, you rent a house or an apartment, or you own or lease a vehicle you need to protect yourself against the unexpected. As the older generation of employees in the insurance industry continue to retire, the demand for fresh talent rises. An education in this field opens up opportunities for a career that allows you to explore different paths and grow as a professional.

ILScorp has partnered with  triOS College of Business, Technology and Healthcare, to create the Insurance Specialist diploma program.  This program will prepare you with the essential skills you need in standard coverages, regulations and claims adjusting, and other key areas that will prepare you for a career in this sector. This program includes training and the ability to write the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) exam, an 8-week internship and more!

The Insurance Specialist diploma program at triOS is 45 weeks. It includes an 8 week internship.

Student Success Strategies, Computer Fundamentals, Microsoft Office Applications, Career Planning & Preparation

Interpersonal Communication, Client Relations, Critical Thinking, Group Dynamics

General Insurance Standard Coverages, Insurance Regulations and Claims Adjusting, Ontario Specific Coverage and Forms, RIBO Exam Prep, Job Ready Provincial Compliance,
Insurance Industry Professional Ethics, Broker Skills Development, Property Insurance, Automobile Insurance


Students in this program will learn the main duties of an Insurance Broker:

Advocate on behalf of clients to ensure client satisfaction with insurance coverage

Build and manage client relationships with prospective, new and existing clients

Maintain relationships and client service levels by conducting renewal and follow-up clients

Issue insurance certificates, make policy changes and prepare documents

Book a Tour at triOS College Today and Discover a Richer, More Rewarding Future!

Call: 1-877-550-1160

Visit: www.triOS.com

New RIBO Management CE

New Online Course Sales Management and Marketing


This course is included as part of your ILS CE Course Subscription

The objective of this course is to provide you with knowledge on how to manage, maintain and increase sales to ultimately increase profit

Topic covered include:

  • Sales Management
  • Sales Plans
  • Measurement and Monitoring
  • Sales Compliance
  • Marketing Products and Services


Learn More About the Course


Sales Management

The objective of most sales organizations is to maintain and increase sales to increase profits. But organizations have limited resources to apply to meet their goal of increasing sales and profits. The organization’s Sales Manager is responsible for producing and managing a sales plan that will maximize the return on the investment that an organization commits to its sales processes including:

  • Developing in conjunction with senior management the organizations sales goals
  • Selecting and hiring staff
  • Organizing sales staff to effectively and efficiently sell insurance products
  • Developing sales staff and motivating them to produce results
  • Measuring and monitoring results and applying resources to maximize sales opportunities
  • Ensuring that all sales and marketing tactics are compliant with Federal and Provincial rules and regulations

The Sales Manager must actively manage all aspects of the sales cycle on an ongoing basis. Since the sales team has the closest contact with brokerage customers the Sales Manager must work closely with his or her sales staff to identify opportunities to increase sales or to combat threats to business.

Sales Plan

It has often been said that until a plan is written down it is not a plan; it is a dream. Likewise, what is not measured is not managed. Thus, the need for an organization to have a sales plan that is written down and carefully monitored.  Most brokerage sales plans will include:

1.The type of client and business the brokerage will want to target

2.The projected overall growth and profit that the brokerage wants its sales team to achieve

3.The resources that the brokerage is willing to invest to reach its sales and profit goals

4.The insurance markets to be utilized to reach the sales goals

Effective sales goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time sensitive (SMART). It is the job of the sales manager to help producers reach their individual sales goals. This will have the cumulative effect, of the firm reaching its organizational sales goals.

Measurement and Monitoring

Regular monitoring is needed for any organization to properly manage its sales programs. Timely monitoring of the sales team helps an organization determine if it is progressing satisfactorily towards its sales goals, or if corrective action is needed.

…. to access the Sales Management and Marketing online course click here

This course is accredited in the following categories

LIFE/A&S – Alberta and Ontario

General / Adjuster – Technical – Alberta

RIBO – Management  – Ontario

CFP Certification – New Exam Prep Toolkit

CFP Certification – New Exam Prep Toolkit

Source: www.cfp.net

CFP Board unveils resource guide and exam study strategies as fall exam registration begins.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. released its CFP® Exam Candidate Preparation Toolkit to help candidates develop study strategies, manage time and build support from employers and peers as they prepare for the CFP® Exam. The toolkit release coincides with the opening of registration for the November 2017 CFP® Exam.

CE Courses for CFP Professionals

Created with feedback from CFP® professionals, the CFP® Exam Candidate Preparation Toolkit comprises three sections. The first, “Charting Your Path to CFP® Certification,” shows career growth prospects and advantages CFP® professionals have over their competitors in the financial planning profession. The second section, “Create a Supportive Learning Environment,” shows how candidates can call on employers for training, financial support and the work-life balance necessary to study for the exam. The final section, “Develop a Test Strategy,” discusses the topic areas of the CFP® Exam and suggests methods of study that play to the strengths of different learning styles.


View Exam Prep Toolkit Guide

Registration for the next CFP® Exam begins July 20, 2017 with an education verification deadline of Oct. 11 and a registration deadline of Oct. 24. Candidates will select a day within the window of Nov. 7-14 to take the exam. More information about registration is available here.

CFP® professionals have an obligation to ensure that their knowledge and competence remains current. To renew CFP® certification, CFP professionals are required to complete 25 hours of CE activities each year (excluding the year you pass the CFP® examination and the following calendar year). Continuing Education (CE) may fall under the categories of financial planning, practice management, product knowledge or giving back. For more details, visit our Continuing Education page.

FPSC Level 1 certificants are required to complete 12 hours of CE activities each year (excluding the year you pass the FPSC Level 1 examination and the following calendar year). CE may fall under the categories of financial planning, practice management, product knowledge or giving back. An FPSC-Approved Capstone Course, a requirement on the path to CFP certification, qualifies for the equivalent of two years of CE for FPSC Level 1 certificants. For more details, visit our Continuing Education page.

Each year, a percentage of CFP professionals and FPSC Level 1 certificants are chosen randomly for CE audit to ensure that they are compliant with CE requirements.

New Adjuster Licensing Program for BC Residents

New Adjuster Licensing Program for BC Residents

ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing program brings new option for Level 1 insurance Adjuster licensing in British Columbia

COURTENAY, B.C. – June 20, 2017 – ILScorp, Canada’s leader in online insurance training and education, is proud to announce the launch of the ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing Program.

Recently accredited by the Insurance Council of British Columbia, this innovative program allows students to study for and obtain their Level 1 Insurance Adjuster license from a single source.

“We listened to our students and examined the current learning environment in Canada,” said Ken MacRae, ILScorp’s President and CEO. “We found that students had very limited options in obtaining their Level 1 Insurance Adjuster license. The ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing Program gives newcomers to the BC insurance industry the opportunity to obtain their Level 1 license from Canada’s leading insurance education and training provider.”

“ILScorp has been educating insurance professionals through online training programs for over seventeen years,” said Dana Barr, General Manager of ILScorp. “The addition of the ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing Program really reinforces just how seriously ILScorp takes education and its high level of dedication to the insurance industry.”

Building on the strong foundation of innovative online training ILScorp has honed in its seventeen years online, the comprehensive ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Program is adaptable to all learning types. The program includes an easy-to-follow textbook, online video instruction, hardcopy workbook, mobile flash cards and practice exams. Utilizing all these learning elements enables the student to listen to the content as it is narrated in the video course, follow along in the textbook, and enforce knowledge retention by answering questions on key concepts in the workbook. With the ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing Program all forms and coverages are current, key concepts are expressed using real life scenarios and examples, end of chapter quizzes can be taken as many times as you wish, plus the workbook has hundreds of exam type questions along with answer keys. The Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing Final Exam is even included in the Program and is completed entirely online.

“My finding is that the method of delivery, curriculum design and content are in some cases, superior to, but in all cases, consistent with insurance education standards I have worked with over the many years of instructing,” said Maurice Mcfadden, President of Mcfadden Insurance Consulting with over 42 years experience in the insurance industry including 23 years as a trainer and educator of brokers throughout BC. “ I found the presentation format was well thought out and executed, keeping in mind the human demographics of the day.”


The ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing Program is available now through the ILScorp website.



“Current insurance industry professionals have long been telling us how much they appreciate the quality of our training materials,” added MacRae. “Now, we’re pleased to be able to offer newcomers a great introduction to the industry with the ILS Level 1 Insurance Adjuster Licensing Program”


About ILScorp

ILScorp began in 1991 as a professional education company focused on licensing and 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 a four-course designation program which is used for step licensing purposes in many jurisdictions in Canada. In 2000, ILS made the strategic decision to move all their 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 birth of ILScorp.com.

Today ILScorp is the largest online insurance training provider for the P&C industry in Canada offering accredited (through Insurance Councils in each Province) online licensing as well as continuing education courses in all provinces of Canada. ILScorp works with many of the largest insurance companies and brokerages in Canada customizing insurance education programs and is recognized for the quality of its education offerings.



For more information, contact

Dana Barr

General Manager



Web: www.ilscorp.com

The many uses of “Eh?”

The many uses of “Eh?”

Happy Canada Day Eh!

ILScorp offices are closed Monday July 3, for Canada Day Eh,  but we will be back on July 4th!

Admit it, you’ve said “Eh” occasionally, maybe even more than you realize.
According to Wikipedia, Eh is similar in meaning to “Excuse me,” “Please repeat that” or “huh?”

Really Eh?
According to us Canadian folk (or at least myself)  Eh has some very  serious uses.

One Canadian favourite is that Eh can easily turn any sentence into a question.  For example “The weather is nice.”  to “The weather is nice, Eh?”  Call it lazy but it’s a lot easier to say “The weather is nice, Eh?” than “Than the weather is nice, don’t you agree?”

Eh can also effectively accompany a command. “Open the door, Eh!” or “Think about it, Eh!”  See how the commands become much more assertive.

The simple addition of Eh to any insult, takes it to a whole new level.  “You’re a real snob, Eh?”  Or an accusation, “You took the last doughnut Eh!”  There’s no arguing with that accusation, that doughnut was definitely the last one, and you definitely took it.

Eh is also very effective in storytelling.   “So this guy was parking his car Eh, then he gets out Eh, and I guess his car wasn’t actually in park Eh…”  The story is much more compelling with the use of Eh, you can feel the foreshadowing and suspense.

Eh can also instantly create ambiance. “The weather is nice, Eh?” suggests a backyard summer BBQ with cold beer and friends, where as “The weather is nice, don’t you agree?” portrays sipping tea with Great Aunt Beatrice, your pinky in the air.  BBQ sounds much better, Eh?

Our use of Eh is often mocked in the US, along with “aboot” but Eh is truly Canadian, it even has its own fixed expressions, “Thanks, Eh!” or  “I know, Eh?”  But on July 1, say it loud and proud! Happy Canada Day, Eh!
Enjoy the July 1 Canada Day holiday!

ILScorp offices are closed for Canada Day Eh,  but we will be back on July 4th Eh!

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