As a licensed insurance professional in Canada, you need to earn a certain number of continuing education (CE) credits each licensing term to keep your license. There are different requirements based on the class of license you have (life vs A&S vs general insurance) and province. If you just got your license, you might be wondering about a few things: What are CE Credits? Why do I need them? And how can I get them?
What are CE Credits?
CE credits are proof that you have taken continuing education courses. These courses offer further training beyond your basic licensing requirements. Each province and class of license has their own CE credit requirements. Check the requirements of each province you’re licensed in to make sure you’re compliant.
If you fail to meet the required number of CE credits in a term, your license could get suspended, revoked, or worse.
Why do I need them?
Insurance regulators in Canada and around the world require licensees take CE courses to ensure that you are continuing to learn. As advisors, we have a duty to be knowledgeable and ensure our clients are getting the best insurance to fit their needs and budget. CE course requirements ensure that we are always growing as a professional and building on our skills and education. They help you stay knowledgeable and keep on top of industry standards.
Bottom line: they are important for professional and personal growth.
How can I get CE credits?
With online courses, it is now easier than ever for life insurance agents, general insurance agents, and A&S agents to get their continuing education credits.
For just $10/month (billed annually), students can get their continuing education credits through PNC Learning. We have subscription packages for A&S + life insurance CE courses and general insurance CE courses. These courses are convenient to take and we track your certificates online so you never lose one again.