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Christmas is 6 months away! Tips to get ready

Christmas is 6 months away! Tips to get ready

Just when you were starting to calm down from your CE credit deadline stress mode…. yes Christmas is exactly 6 months away. That being said, take your current schedule you are juggling now and imagine adding Christmas shopping, Christmas parties, and holiday travel all at once. Boom! Merry Christmas.
I suspect you’ll thank yourself come mid-December if you use the extra time you have now to get ready for Christmas 2015.
Start Saving in the Summer. We all know Christmas is expensive. You really only have two options, spend less this year, or learn more and make more money.

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Considering making a career change? What about a new career in the insurance industry?

Considering making a career change? What about a new career in the insurance industry?

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,

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Alberta CE Requirement Cheat Sheet

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.

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Writing the CAIB online exams in BC

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

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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.

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RIBO Licensing Exam Information – Entry Level 1

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.

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Alberta Adjuster Licensing Requirements

Alberta Adjuster Licensing Requirements

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.

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Saskatchewan Council Approved Mandatory Ethics Training – minimum of 3 hours

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Saskatchewan Council Approved Ethics Courses

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.

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Alberta you’re up! Get ready for your June 30 CE deadline.

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.)

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This is it! CE Credit Deadline just days away.

This is it! CE Credit Deadline just days away.

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?

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