Insurance Institute of Canada/British Columbia (IIC - IIBC)

General Insurance Salesperson / Adjuster Level 1 License General Insurance Essentials - Part 1 & 2

Douglas College Continuing Professional Education, in partnership with the Insurance Institute of British Columbia (IIBC), is pleased to offer the training required by the Insurance Council of BC to obtain a Level 1 Salesperson/ Adjuster License. Once this training has been completed, the successful candidate is required to have the sponsorship (employment) of a licensed insurance agency in order to obtain a Level 1 license.

Successful graduates of this Program will be awarded a Certificate from the Insurance Institute of BC. In addition, graduates are eligible to apply for an equivalency credit in the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation program of the Insurance Institute of Canada (a credit transfer fee will apply).

Course content:

The course introduces the student to the insurance business, insurance intermediaries, the insurance company, basic documents, insurance practices and automobile insurance. In addition, the course covers, at an introductory level, law and insurance, insurance contracts, insurance organizations, fire insurance, the Homeowners policy, personal lines policies, liability insurance, commercial insurance coverages, reinsurance, risk management and loss prevention.

PLEASE NOTE:  For best results it is recommended that students read the textbooks prior to the first class and allow for weekly study time.

This course is offered in-person. 

The College is monitoring information and recommendations about COVID-19 from regional and provincial medical health officers and responding accordingly.  Should in-person classes need to be discontinued, the delivery mode will change to virtual sessions that will take place during the original scheduled class times.  To participate in virtual sessions, students will need high speed internet, video cam and microphone.   


Shannon Karok




7 Saturdays - October 16 to December 4, 2021 (No class November 13)


10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last class 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)


$648.00 Tuition fee includes mandatory IIBC membership fee ($85.00).


General Insurance Essentials - Part 1 (includes online tutorial) and General Insurance Essentials - Part 2

Both textbooks are required for this course and will be available from the Douglas College Bookstore (NW Campus).

For store hours please call 604-527-5015 or visit our Bookstore.

Register: Phone: (604) 527-5472


IIBC Contact Information

Insurance Institute of BC (IIBC)

1100, 800 West Pender Street

Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6

Anastasia Zhdanova, Licensing Program Coordinator, Insurance Institute of BC

Phone: 604 681 5491 x 0

Direct: 778-328-3456

Ways to Register

Walk in - Douglas College, New Westminster or David Lam Campus Coquitlam

Phone: (604) 527-5472 (Visa or MasterCard only)

If you require more information about the CPA courses, please contact Sultan Vidal at or 604-527-5607.