Did you know that the insurance councils of Alberta will audit licensees who complete their CE at, or near, the end of the renewal deadline?
So, If you leave your continuing education completion to the last minute, you’re likely to be audited.
When do you need your CE credits by?
Life and Accident & Sickness insurance agents, General insurance agents and Adjusters in Alberta are required to complete in each certificate term at least 15 hours of approved continuing education courses. A “certificate term” means the period beginning on July 1 and ending on the next June 30.
To sum it up, if you’re completing your CE requirements in the last 2 weeks of June, expect a call from council.
I don’t want to risk being audited! Where can I get CE now?
ILScorp has hundreds of provincially accredited online continuing education courses, a majority of which are approved in Alberta. The courses are completed entirely online, with CE certificates available to you immediately upon successful completion. Register now, and have access to your courses instantly.
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I’m being audited! How do I get my CE certificates?
If you become part of an audit, you will be required to produce your CE Certificates of completion. ILScorp keeps your completed course history on file for up to 7 years in case of audit. Simply login to your ILScorp profile, and under your completed course history you’ll see all the course you’ve completed and the ability to view and print the CE certificate
How do I know that I have satisfied my CE requirement?
You must log in to the Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) and check your CE Summary Report. You are required to have completed 15 CE hours of approved courses each year in order to process the renewal of your license, and it is up to you enter your completed course ID numbers onto your council profile.
How do I determine if a course is accredited?
ILScorp courses are provincially accredited and all courses which have been approved by the Alberta Accreditation number will display an AIC number and the Alberta Flag.
Like this in the ILScorp Catalog:
Credit Hours: 2
Credit Type: General/Adjuster – Technical
Credit #: AIC#41982
Or like this in your ILScorp e-Learning Campus
Are there any exemptions to the continuing education requirement?
Yes. Individuals who hold a General insurance agent’s certificate limited to hail insurance or livestock insurance and individuals who hold an Adjuster’s certificate limited to hail insurance, travel insurance or equipment warranty insurance are not required to complete a continuing education requirement.
Are there exemptions for Maternity Leave/Long Term Disability?
There are no provisions under the Insurance Act or Regulations to allow an exemption for those agents who are on long term disability or maternity leave.
Can I carry over hours?
The Insurance Agents and Adjusters Regulation allows for a carry forward up to 7.5 hours of continuing education credits from one year to be used in the next year per class of license.
What are the required hours for new agents?
1.25 hours per licensed month. Agents who apply for a certificate of authority (license) with 3 or less months remaining in the certificate term are not required to complete the Continuing Education requirement. If your first license was issued on April 1st, you will not be required to complete a CE requirement until you renew your certificate in the following year.
What happens if I do not complete sufficient CE courses? Can I renew my license and earn my CE credits later?
All insurance agents and adjusters who are required to complete a CE requirement will not be able to renew their certificate(s) until they have demonstrated that they have sufficient CE credit hours. Failure to complete the CE by June 30th will result in your certificate of authority automatically expiring and you will not be authorized to act as an insurance agent or adjuster until you have satisfied your CE requirement and re-applied for your certificate(s).
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