RIBO Licensing Exam Preparation Course

New ILS L1 Program has everything you need in one package to successfully pass your RIBO Level 1 General insurance licensing exam.

RIBO Level 1 General Insurance Licensing Exam Preparation Program includes:

    • L1 General & Adjuster Insurance Licensing online course – 13 Chapters
    • L1 Textbook hardcopy – 13 Chapters
    • L1 Workbook hardcopy – over 650 quiz questions
    • L1 Workbook Answer Key
    • L1 Flashcards – over 300 mobile questions
    • Ontario Auto online course
    • An Insurance Professional’s Regulatory Responsibilities online course – ON council rules and code of conduct
    • Homeowners Comprehensive Form online courses Parts 1-5
    • Case Studies
    • Review Tests – over 20 review tests including multiple choice answer options
    • L1 General Insurance Licensing Practice Exam
    • L1 RIBO Practice Exam

Access duration of 3 months – recommended study time of 80 – 120 hours
Total of 3 Continuing Education Credits (CE) – General/Adjuster – Technical

Get Instant Access | $449 (Fast, easy, done)

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.

How to use your ILS RIBO Level 1 General Insurance Licensing Exam Preparation Program

The foundation of your ILS L1 Program is the online video course, hardcopy textbook, and workbook, each organized into easy to manage chapters. Utilizing all three learning elements enables you to listen to the content as it is narrated in the video course, follow along in your textbook, and enforce your knowledge retention by answering questions on key concepts in your workbook. With the ILS L1 Program all forms and coverages are current, key concepts are expressed using real life scenarios and examples, end of chapter quizzes can be taken as many times as you wish, and the workbook has over 650 exam type true or false questions along with answer keys.

Once you have mastered the foundation, the Ontario auto regulations, and further Ontario specific material is covered in additional online modules added to your ILS L1 Program. When all components of your ILS L1 Program are successfully completed, the material you’ve learned has prepped you for your RIBO Ontario General Insurance Level 1 Licensing Final Exam.

Note: You must register with the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) to write your provincial licensing examination.

Whats on the RIBO Entry Level Exam
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 pass mark is 75%. The time allowed to write the examination is three (3) hours.

The examination was developed by a team of experienced insurance professionals. It is revised bi-annually and with any legislative changes to the insurance industry. It represents a practical minimum of insurance knowledge for an individual to deal directly with the public. It is expected that knowledge and understanding of the business will expand after the individual is registered and working in the industry.

The majority of the questions are on personal lines, however there are also a few basic commercial lines questions. Sound knowledge of the main habitational and automobile policy forms and of travel insurance is important.

Please note:

A policy wording booklet will be provided in the exam. Do not bring your own.
General (47%)

RIB Act and Regulations, Registration By-law
Principles and Practices in Insurance
Theory of Insurance
Insurance Contract
Meaning and Usage of Insurance Terms
Classes of Insurance
Purpose of Common Policies
Types of Insurers

Habitational Lines (18%)


Comprehensive Personal Liability
Voluntary Medical Payments
Voluntary Compensation
Voluntary Property Damage
Contractual Liability
Owner’s Protective Liability

Residential Coverages: Fire and Extended Coverage

Seasonal and Secondary Residences
Homeowner’s Package
Tenant’s Package
Condominium Package
Personal Floaters
Vacancy Permit
Mortgage Clauses

Travel Insurance (5%)

Policy Conditions, Limitations and Claim Procedures

Automobile (20%)

OAP #1 – Owner’s Policy Form and Endorsements
Candidate should be familiar with coverage provided under OPF #2 – Driver’s Policy Form and OPF #6 – Non-Owned Automobile Policy Form

Case Study (10%)

Sample Examination Questions

1. Before an insured can recover a loss under a fire insurance policy, it is necessary that:

a. the premium be paid.
b. the policy be countersigned.
c. an insurable interest exists.
d. the insured prove that fraud had not been committed.

2. Negligence is:

a. the failure to exercise the care that a reasonable person would take in a similar set of circumstances.
b. behaving in a manner expected of a reasonable and prudent person.
c. payment of insurance monies to a person injured by the insured persons.
d. exercising rights under an insurance policy to recover money paid to a third person.

Correct Answer: 1 (c) 2 (a)

Whats the difference between RIBO and OTL?
Both the RIBO (Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario) and OTL (Other Than Life) license allow you to sell home and auto insurance in Ontario, however the OTL qualifies you to be an Insurance Agent while the RIBO license qualifies you to be an Insurance Broker.

OK, so what is the difference between an Insurance Agent and an Insurance Broker?
An Insurance Broker is a person that has permission to seek insurance quotations for an insured (client) or prospective client. A broker is not an insurance company employee. As a representative for the insured, brokers will approach several insurance companies in an attempt to provide quotations and coverage to adequately insure the client’s exposures. – Insurance Brokers Association Ontario

An Insurance Agent is a person who has entered into an ‘agency contract’ with an insurance company for the purpose of selling insurance for that one company. An agent is not an employee of the insurance company, but rather an independent contractor. The agent, unlike a broker, has the authority to bind coverage (legally obligate the insurance company to provide coverage according to the terms and conditions as bound). – Insurance Brokers Association Ontario


ILS courses and subscriptions are sold on an individual user basis and sharing of subscriptions for access to course materials is strictly forbidden. Any sharing of ILS intellectual property with any person or entity who does not have an assigned username and password will result in termination of course access without refund or compensation.

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