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Its Monday, and for many of us, the beginning of our work week.
Once upon a time you loved going to work every day. You no longer feel the same way. In fact, your feelings are the opposite of that. You can’t stand doing your job anymore. You’ve tried changing employers but it hasn’t helped at all. Maybe it’s time to change careers so you can once again enjoy going to work.
The average person can expect to change careers several times in his or her lifetime. One reason for all these career changes is that people often don’t make informed decisions when choosing an occupation. They neglect to learn about their own interests,
So it’s been a few years now that all insurance classes in Alberta have merged to a harmonized continuing education deadline of July 1 – June 30th annually.
Now that you’ve almost gotten used to the June 30 date, do you remember how many CE credits/hours you’re required to obtain, or allowed to carry over each year?
How long do you have to hold on to your continuing education certificates in case of an Alberta Insurance Council audit?
Your Alberta CE requirement information for each insurance class is all right here for you in this Alberta CE Requirement Cheat Sheet.
Registering for an online CAIB 1, 2, 3 or 4 exam.
CAIB 1-4 online exams are available at the IBABC office in Vancouver BC, and also in major centres in cities around British Columbia such as:
Campbell River – North Island College
Cranbrook – College of the Rockies
Castlegar – Selkirk College
Kelowna – Okanagan Community College or UBC Okanagan Campus
Kamloops – Thompson River University
Nanaimo – Vancouver Island University
Prince George – College of New Caledonia
Vernon – Okanagan Community College
Victoria – Camosun College
The RIBO Level 1 License allows you to sell Habitational (personal and commercial) Insurance Coverages, Auto Insurance Coverages, Travel Insurance, and Liability Coverages in Ontario.
RIBO Licensing Exam Information – Entry Level. To obtain your RIBO license you must pass the RIBO level 1 licensing examination. The examination consists of ninety (90) multiple choice questions and one (1) short answer case study. Each multiple choice question is worth one (1) mark and the case study is worth ten (10) marks. The passing mark is 75%. The time allowed to write the examination is three (3) hours.
A criminal record check is required by all individuals who are first time applicants for licensing in Alberta.
The Alberta Insurance Council may also request that individuals who are applying for a general, life, accident & sickness, or adjuster certificate of authority provide a security clearance. New applicants for an Adjuster’s Certificate Level #1 (other than restricted “Hail, Equipment and Travel Adjusters”) are required to pass an examination before a license can be issued.
These Criminal Records checks can be obtained from the local policing authority by attending the local office and making a request.
Saskatchewan Council Approved Mandatory Ethics Training – minimum of 3 hours
The Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan (ICS) operate under an authority delegated by the Superintendent of Insurance to licence and regulate insurance agents, brokers, adjusters and agencies in the province of Saskatchewan.
The Councils are committed to a fair, ethical and professional industry which ensures that consumers receive responsible, trustworthy advice and service regarding insurance and related financial matters. As such in the bylaw respecting mandatory ethics training was introduced January 1, 2010. The ethics training bylaw indicates all existing resident licensees must complete a Saskatchewan Council approved ethics course that is at least three hours in duration.
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.)
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?
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.