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October 23, 2021

Last Updated on May 3, 2024 by Pichada Wangsangthong

The level 1 insurance licensing requirements are different in every province. With each province’s regulator setting different requirements, it can be hard to get all the information you need all in 1 place. This guide from PNC Learning will cover everything you need to know about getting your level 1 insurance license in Canada.

To get your license, it is a very simple 3 step process:

Level 1 Insurance Licensing Step 1) Study For The Exam

The course you need depends on which province you are in.

BC, SK, MB & Atlantic Provinces

If you are in these provinces, you can either take the Fundamentals of Insurance course or the CAIB 1 course to get your Level 1 license.

Alberta

In Alberta, the Alberta Insurance Council has their own course materials. The course for Alberta is the Alberta General Insurance Level 1 course.

Before you can take the provincial exam with the AIC, you’ll need to complete a course and get certified by an approved education provider like PNC Learning.

Ontario

In Ontario, the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario requires the RIBO 1 course.

[April 30, 2024 UPDATE: Starting April 1, 2023, level 1 licensees are classified as brokers holding Entry Level Broker or Level 1 competency (previously Acting Under Supervision and Acting Under Supervision (No A&S or Travel or Including Travel, No A&S)).]

Level 1 Insurance Licensing Step 2) Pass The Exam

After you have completed these courses and feel ready, it’s time to take and pass the provincial exam. If you need help registering for the exam, we have details information available inside the course.

BC, SK, MB & Atlantic Provinces

In these provinces, you would register for the Fundamentals of Insurance exam or the CAIB 1 exam with your provincial insurance regulator.

For example, in BC, you would register with the Insurance Brokers Association of BC.

Alberta

Once you finish our course and receive our certification, you need to register for the Alberta Level 1 Exam. You can do this on the AIC website.

Ontario

To get your level 1 insurance license in Ontario, you would need to pass the RIBO 1 exam administered by RIBO.

Step 3) Find A Job

After you’ve passed the exam, you’ve done the hard part. The next step now is to find a job. Your new employer will sponsor your license and help you complete the rest of the licensing paperwork.

There are a lot of different jobs available in the industry. For example, you can work in customer service, sales in the office, sales outside the office, build your own independent business, or work more administrative roles. It all depends on what you like and fits with your personality.

Jacques Wong is the CEO and Director of Education at PNC Learning. An award-winning licensed insurance broker with over 15 years of experience in both education and the insurance industry, Jacques is recognized for his expertise and effective communication strategies. He achieved the highest provincial scores on his CAIB* 3 and CAIB* 4 exams and contributes to leading insurance publications. Jacques is dedicated to making insurance knowledge accessible for everyone through his unique approach and online content.

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