Whether you are a new to the general insurance industry, or a support employee at an insurance company, brokerage or adjusting firm, the General Insurance Essentials Course is your gateway to a rewarding career in the growing and diverse fields of insurance.
The training provided in the General Insurance Essentials Course (GIE) covers all the fundamentals for beginning students, and fulfills the requirements of the Insurance Council of BC for obtaining a Level 1 Salesperson/Adjuster license. Langara College CS is offering this course in partnership with the Insurance Institute of British Columbia (IIBC), and in conjunction with the Insurance Institute of Canada.
Students will become members of the IIBC, and they will be awarded their certificate by the IIBC. The course also prepares students to write the in-class GIE final exam, which is included as part of the course fee. They may also apply for equivalency credit towards the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation program of the Insurance Institute of Canada.
Once the training and exam are completed, students must obtain the sponsorship of a licensed insurance agency or licensed adjusting firm in order to get a Level 1 license. You must apply for the license from the Insurance Council within one year of passing the GIE exam.