While most insurance professionals in BC are breathing a huge sigh of relief this fine Monday morning, Alberta brokers, agents and adjusters are stepping up to the CE home plate for a few practice swings.
Alberta you’re up!
Your June 30 CE deadline is just around the corner, so get online and get to work.
(I know it it’s Monday and you aren’t even thinking about CE yet, but don’t worry Alberta, we’ll be badgering Manitoba Adjusters too, not just you. Promise.)
Here’s a friendly reminder of your Alberta Insurance CE requirements and record keeping obligations.
General insurance – July 1 to June 30 annually – 15 CE credits
Adjusters – July 1 to June 30 annually – 15 CE credits
Life and Accident and Sickness – July 1 to June 30 annually – 15 CE credits
Agents, brokers and adjusters in Alberta must maintain their continuing education certificates for three years after the expiry of the licensing period in which the credits were earned. The Alberta Insurance Council may conduct random audits and these audits will only extend back three years.
Alberta allows for a carry-over of 7.5 hours/credits per year, per insurance class.
All licensees will be required to earn 15 hours of credits per certificate (with a carry-over of 7.5 hours per year allowed.) When renewing his or her license, the licensee must declare that he or she has obtained the required number of hours. The Alberta Insurance Council may conduct random audits.
Purchase or renew your ILS CE Course Subscription and complete your CE requirements entirely online now.
Feeling panicky about your May 31 CE credit deadline?
Yes you better believe it, your CE credit deadline is this Sunday. (Insert panic, and perhaps a few choice words here)
So this is around the time you promise yourself you wont leave your CE to the last minute again next year. Sounds familiar right? Your intentions are good, but how do ensure you don’t end up in the same CE Credit Cram?
How to avoid the CE Credit Cram.
Procrastinator? No not you! You just leave everything to the last minute because by then you’ll be older and wiser. Nice try. Properly allocating time to complete your CE can turn a really stressful last minute situation in to something much more manageable. (OK so your time management skills need a little help? Check out ILScorp’s Time Management Course)
Know what is expected of you. As an insurance agent, broker or adjuster in Canada you must comply with your provincial continuing education requirements and record keeping. Discovering that you actually need 10 CE and not 5, is probably not the way you want to start Monday morning. Not sure what your CE requirements are? For full Canadian insurance licensing requirements, obligations and restrictions visit the ILScorp Resource Center, to view the licensing regulations for your province.
When setting study goals and CE completion tasks, the most important thing to do is be honest and realistic with yourself and your ability to study. Your study goals should not be intense, life altering, unachievable tasks, (Save those for New Years) ensure you include time for work, relaxation and your social life. With an ILScorp CE Course Subscription you have unlimited online access to all your CE courses for 6 months. Set a goal to complete a few hours of CE each month, and by this time next year you’ll actually be enjoying your weekend before the deadline.
So even if you are CE Credit Cramming today, don’t stress out just yet, ILScorp is here to help.
ILS offers accredited continuing education courses for insurance agents and financial planners across Canada. With an ILS CE Course Subscription immediately access hundreds of provincially accredited CE hours for one low cost. You can complete your CE entirely online at your own pace, where ever you have an internet connection.
Get online and get to work. Purchase or renew your ILS CE Course Subscription and complete your CE requirements entirely online now.
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What separates good continuing education from great continuing education?
Good continuing education gets the desired message across, great continuing education is learning that engages, excites, and exceeds learner expectations.
ILScorp’s online continuing education courses, with frequent interactives, visual stimulation and self-pace environment, facilitates positive and easy information transfer.
Incorporating compliance and knowledge-based courses, ILScorp’s online courses allow you to gain not only the continuing education credits required to maintain your insurance license, but also the practical education and knowledge that will set you, and your business, apart from the competition. Knowledge is power and in the insurance industry, power comes with having a measurable, competitive advantage.
ILScorp’s Online Learning courses are designed and implemented specifically for the unique requirements and needs of your organization and your employees.
Online courses as part of your continuing education program, compared to classroom training.
EFFECTIVENESS: According to the Department of Education, “online learning has been modestly more effective, on average, than the traditional face-to-face instruction with which it has been compared.”
Group learning and classroom progress assume every learner proceeds at the same pace. It ignores individual learning differences. Online learning with its frequent interactives, visual stimulation and self-pace environment, facilitates positive and easy information transfer.
Online Learning content is an infinitely usable, and reviewable resource, with the ability to quickly update / edit as needed to ensure your students are accessing the most up to date content available.
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ILS offers accredited continuing education courses for insurance brokers, agents, adjusters and financial planners across Canada. With an ILS CE Course Subscription immediately access hundreds of provincially accredited CE hours for one low cost. Students can access and print their completed course certificates at their convenience and we keep all completed course history on file for up to 7 years.
Continuing eduction requirements, obligations and restrictions for insurance professionals in Manitoba.
- General insurance – June 1 to May 31 annually – 8 CE credits
- Adjusters – July 1 to June 30 annually – 8 CE credits
- Life and Accident and Sickness – from June 1 to May 31 annually – 15 CE credits
Licensees must self-report their earned continuing education credits online through the Insurance Council of Manitoba’s Enhanced Online CE Module.
Continuing education requirements vary by license, as follows:
- 8 credit hours accumulated from June 1 to May 31
- Maximum of 4 credit hours can be carried forward each year
- 8 credit hours accumulated from July 1 to June 30
- Maximum of 4 credit hours can be carried forward each year
Life and/or Accident & Sickness
- 15 credit hours accumulated from June 1 to May 31
- Carryover of excess credit hours is not permitted
- 4 credit hours accumulated from June 1 to May 31
- Maximum of 2 credit hours can be carried forward each year
Reference link: http://www.icm.mb.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=58
ILScorp provides continuing education credits for your mandatory Manitoba insurance licensing requirements.
Manitoba accredited General Insurance CE Online Courses
Manitoba accredited Life/A&S Insurance CE Online Courses
Manitoba accredited Adjuster CE Online Courses
Not a licensed insurance professional yet?
Get your general insurance license with the ILScorp Introduction to General Insurance Level 1 Licensing Program (IGI)
Get your Life/A&S insurance license with the Life Licensing Qualification Program (LLQP)
As an insurance agent, broker or adjuster in Manitoba, do you know how many of your continuing education credits earned can be carried forward each year?
In Alberta, how long must you maintain your continuing education certificates after the expiry of the licensing period in which the credits were earned?
BC licensees with an approved designation (CAIB, CIB, CIP [formerly AIIC], CCIB, FCIP and CRM) must have how many continuing education credit hours?
The following information is to be used as guidance for Canadian insurance continuing education requirements and record keeping.
For full insurance licensing requirements, obligations and restrictions visit the ILScorp Resource Center , to view the licensing regulations for your province.