Online Continuing Education Courses

Accreditation for Insurancelink.ca

Our courses are accredited and/or approved in most provinces. We are a national provider; accreditation varies from province-to-province and by licenses type. The easiest way to determine the accreditation of an individual course is to take a detailed look at the course description, which describes the eligibility of the course in each province.

Ontario customers

Ontario Life course requirements are set by the FSCO. The FSCO does not review individual courses, they simply stipulate that the courses must be of a technical insurance nature, and all Insurancelink technical courses have been specifically reviewed by Insurancelink to ensure they are suitable for credit with the FSCO in Ontario. Ontario General course requirements are set by RIBO, and many courses by Insurancelink have been submitted for individual review and approvals. Please check the course description of each course to determine the eligibility for General insurance license holders in Ontario.

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Ontario Life

Ontario Life course requirements are set by the FSCO. The FSCO does not review individual courses, but they do stipulate that the courses must be of a technical insurance nature, and all Insurancelink technical courses have been specifically reviewed by Insurancelink to ensure they are suitable for credit with the FSCO in Ontario.

The FSCO gives examples of "technical" courses and we ensure that we meet those requirements. Since we started operations in 2004 we have not had a single issue with Ontario customers not receiving credit for CE courses taken from insurancelink.ca. Quite the contrary, we often receive emails from our customers telling us how convenient our services are, and how much they liked taking our courses for credit versus the alternative of traditional in-person seminars.

Ontario Life agents typically require 15 credits/year, however many of our customers are looking to earn 30 credits since the reporting period is only every two years. At the present time you can get all your annual requirements from insurancelink.ca, and most of your two-year requirements. For the cost of a single in-person course you can get the majority of your credits online from us.

Ontario General

Our courses are separated into Technical, Management and Personal categories as required by RIBO (the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario). Not all of our courses are approved by RIBO, but the majority are. Please read the detailed course descriptions to determine eligibility. You can easily sign up and take courses from the comfort of your home or office chair. Since we started operations in 2004 we have not had a single issue with Ontario customers not receiving credit for CE courses taken from insurancelink.ca. Quite the contrary, we often receive emails from our customers telling us how convenient our services are, and how much they liked taking our courses for credit versus the alternative of traditional in-person seminars.

RIBO publishes a Continuing Education summary document (2011/2012 version) that clearly explains the CE requirements in Ontario. Here is a brief summary:

  • Principal Brokers and Deputy Principal Brokers require 10 hours of continuing education credits per year between October 1st and September 30th. A minimum of 5 hours must be in the Management category. The remaining hours may be in the Management or Technical category. There is a carryover of a maximum of 10 hours (or one term’s requirements) allowed for the next term.
  • All other licensed individuals require 8 hours of continuing education credits every year between October 1st and September 30th in any category. There is a carryover of a maximum of 8 hours (or one term’s requirements) allowed for the next term.
  • Newly licensed individuals should understand that the continuing education program of 8 hours every year between October 1st and September 30th will begin the first October following registration. Individuals are exempted for the remainder of the licence year that they were registered.

Alberta customers

All courses in Alberta undergo a review by the Alberta Insurance Council (AIC). Many of our courses are approved across four different disciplines (Life, Accident/Sickness, General, and Adjusters), but please note there are a few exceptions. After taking one of our courses and completing the quiz, you can take the AIC approval number and submit it electronically on the AIC website. The online nature of Insurancelink and the AIC make it quick and easy to earn credits online. Almost all courses on our website are approved in Alberta, but please check the course description for each individual course to determine suitability.

Alberta life and A&S

Alberta Life and A&S agents typically require 15 credits/year. The vast majority of our courses below are approved for both Life and A&S, which means often you can take one course and receive two credits, one for Life and one for Accident & Sickness. Note there are a couple of exceptions to this, so please read the individual course descriptions for more information - we have a couple of courses approved for Life only but not A&S. Please review our course descriptions and you can also visit the Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) website to view our accreditation status.

Once you become a member you'll have instant access and can start taking courses right away. When you have completed the course, you will take a short test and then receive your certificate [sample], which you should print out and keep for your records. Then you simply visit the AIC website, log into your account and enter the approved AIC course# (shown in the description of each of our courses) as proof that you've completed the course. It's really that easy.

Alberta general, property and casual

Alberta General, Property and Casual agents and brokers require 15 credits/year. All courses must be approved by the Alberta Insurance Council in order for you to receive credit - most of our courses are, but please read the course descriptions as there are a few exceptions. While our focus is on General insurance, most of our courses are approved for Adjusters as well. Visit the Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) website to view our accreditation status.

Once you become a member you'll have instant access and can start taking courses right away. When you have completed the course, you will take a short test and then receive your certificate [sample], which you should print out and keep for your records. Then you simply visit the AIC website, log into your account and enter the approved AIC course# (shown in the description of each of our courses) as proof that you've completed the course. It's really that easy.

British Columbia

All our Technical courses are suitable for credit in your province. In B.C., education providers do not need to be certified, but the courses need to be of a technical insurance nature to qualify for C.E. credit.

B.C. Life

The Insurance Council of B.C. gives examples of what they consider "technical" courses and we ensure that we meet those requirements. Since we started operations in 2004 we have not had a single issue with B.C. customers not receiving credit for CE courses taken from insurancelink.ca. Quite the contrary, we often receive emails from our customers telling us how convenient our services are, and how much they liked taking our courses for credit versus the alternative of traditional in-person seminars.

B.C. Life agents require between 5 to 15 credits/year, depending on a number of factors. Please visit the CE page of the ICBC to determine how many credits you need per year. At the present time you can get all your annual requirements from insurancelink.ca.

B.C. General

B.C. general agents and brokers require between 4 to 8 credits/year, depending on a number of factors. The Insurance Council of B.C. gives examples of what they consider "technical" courses and we ensure that we meet those requirements. Please visit the CE page of the ICBC to determine how many credits you need per year. At the present time you can get all your annual requirements from insurancelink.ca.

Saskatchewan

All our Technical courses are suitable for credit in your province. Saskatchewan certify us as an education provider and we remain in good standing with them.

Saskatchewan Life

Saskatchewan Life agents require 15 credits/year. All courses should be of a technical nature to receive credit, as stipulated by the Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan - please visit their website for more information. Insurancelink.ca is an education provider in good standing with the Council. At the present time you can get all your annual requirements from insurancelink.ca.

Saskatchewan General

Most licensees in Saskatchewan selling general insurance require 12 hours of continuing education per year. If you have 25 years or more experience, you may not need as many hours. The courses taken in Saskatchewan must be related to the technical aspects of general insurance, or the management of an insurance agency. Here are the requirements set out by the Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan, from their website:

  • Licensees are required to attain a minimum of twelve credit hours of continuing education each year.
  • Licensees with at least twenty-five years of continuous general insurance experience are required to attain a minimum of eight credit hours of continuing education each year.
  • Licensees who hold a recognized insurance designation are required to attain a minimum of eight credit hours of continuing education each year.
  • Non-resident licensees are required to comply with continuing education requirements in Saskatchewan unless they can provide evidence they are complying with a continuing education requirement in their resident jurisdiction.

Please visit the Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan website for more information. At the present time you can get all your annual requirements from insurancelink.ca.

Manitoba

All our Technical courses are suitable for credit in your province. Manitoba certifies providers separately for Life and General insurance. We are approved for providing General courses but not Life courses in the province of Manitoba.

Manitoba Life

We're sorry but we do not currently offer CE courses for Life agents in Manitoba. We were licensed up until 2007 but there was not enough interest for us to keep up our status with the Insurance Council of Manitoba. Note that we are still licensed to provide General CE courses in Manitoba.

Manitoba General

Licensees in Manitoba who sell general insurance require 8 hours of continuing education per year. The courses should all be related to the technical aspects of general insurance, or the management of an insurance agency. Here are the full details as specified by the ICM (Insurance Council of Manitoba), from their website:

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Please visit the Insurance Council of Manitoba website for more information. At the present time you can get all your annual requirements from insurancelink.ca.