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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us carry out our daily activities. Many brokers in Canada are now working remotely from home and many of you are also in the midst of preparing for your CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) examinations.
For those of you who are currently studying for your CAIB exam, or considering the next step in your CAIB designation, a complete set of online training videos is available to you through ILScorp.com. With ILScorp, you can access these online video CAIB exam prep courses 24 hours a day, anywhere you have an internet connection.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we want to reassure you that we’re taking precautions to keep our customers and employees safe. Most staff are now working from home to help with social isolation.
ILScorp will continue to provide online educational programs and resources, and customer support services are available via phone, email, and chat.
How to Contact Us:
We encourage emailing us so we can assist you promptly!
Phone lines open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30pm PST. Wait times may be a bit longer as we have gone down to 1 line, but please leave us a message.1.800.404.2211
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We understand this is an uncertain time for everyone, so whether you are considering a new career in insurance, or successfully continuing your online studies, we are here to assist you as best we can.
The World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID19).
The AIC is asking for your assistance in helping to contain the outbreak.
In order to ensure the safety of both exam candidates and staff, AIC asks for your cooperation. The AIC has decided to temporarily suspend all examinations for a 2 week period and will re-evaluate at that time.
Also known as GLQP, the project is intended to assist educators in tailoring course material/delivery to prospective general insurance level 1 examination registrants through providing success rates specific to each provider and course delivery method. The project aims to ensure consistent education delivery and to improve student success rates.
s of January 01 2020, all students must study current educational materials from an approved General Level 1 Educator in order to be certified as having met the prerequisites to write the Alberta General Insurance Level 1 Licensing Exam. You can no longer challenge the Alberta General Level 1 Licensing Exam. This new certification format is known as the Level 1 General Licensing Qualification Program (GLQP). Why implement the General Licensing Qualification Program? The intention of candidate certification in order to register and write the licensing exam, is to ensure competency of new entrants into the General Insurance field. Low pass-rates have been an ongoing subject of concern with educators and industry stakeholders. A change in program approach is now being delivered to ensure consistent education delivery and to improve student success rates.
The GIC has approved the following course equivalencies for the following levels of certificates of authority:
1) Alberta General level 1:
a. Proof of passing the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (‘CAIB’) 1 and 2 courses with proof that the last exam was passed within 12 months of the submission of an application for licensing to the AIC,
b. Proof of having the Full CAIB Designation with proof that the last exam was passed within 12 months of the submission of an application for licensing to the AIC.
If you are licensed with the CSF, the CSF ProEthics course must be completed by November 30th, 2019.
This mandatory online training course is only offered and available on the CSF’s website.
The PDUs related to the CSF’s mandatory course on compliance ProEthics can only be awarded once during the two reference periods covered by the course, that is, between the launch of the training activity in November 2016 and the end of the current period on November 30, 2019.
The ILScorp offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 as we take some time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be back Tuesday morning, ready to take your calls, answer your questions and register you for online insurance programs.
You can also register for our insurance training programs online, anytime, at ILScorp.com
Have a great long weekend, everyone!
More emphasis has been placed on discussing the ethical decisions that brokers have to make daily in their dealings with other brokerage staff, their clients and the insurance companies they represent. Ethics is all about doing the right thing in a particular situation. As insurance brokers, our clients, insurers and the public would expect us to do nothing less. When you hear the word “ethics” what, if anything, comes to mind? If you said that ethics involves doing the right thing – making the right decision – when in a given situation that offers other possibilities, you are on the right track.