Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB)

The Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) program is a four-part national designation program that takes an in-depth look at technical coverages and business management strategies in the Canadian Insurance marketplace. It deals with three major subject areas: Personal LinesCommercial Lines and Brokerage Management. Completing the CAIB designation will enhance your technical knowledge, general business competency, and professionalism. You will immediately transfer your newly learned knowledge and skills to your work in the brokerage. The program' s four parts can be taken in any order. CAIB Programs are open to IBAO Members and Non-Members.

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IBAO Members register online by clicking a link below:
   

2015 Self-Study & Online Group Discussion:

   

 CAIB 1  |  CAIB 2  |  CAIB 3  |  CAIB 4

2015 Immersion:
 CAIB 1   |   CAIB 2   |   CAIB 3   |   CAIB 4

     
   

Non-Members or Members paying by cheque 
Download the CAIB Registration Form to register.


CAIB is offered in three study formats - Self Study, Online Group Discussion and Immersion. Semesters begin in January, May and September each year and Immersion courses are scheduled several times a year. In all formats, the course text and study guide are mailed to registrants 2-3 weeks after their registration is processed.

  • Self-Study
    The self-study format is offered to students who prefer the independence of self-guided studies.  All  students have access to a Self-Study Advisor who provides guidance on questions, problems or difficult concepts from the course material via email. Enrollment in a Discussion Group automatically enrolls a student for the examination at the end of that semester, written locally, based on the registered affiliate area of the brokerage.  Requests to transfer to another exam date will be subject to a Transfer fee.

    By choosing the Self-Study format, students can complete the CAIB designation in four straight semesters. 

    2015 Semester Dates:
    January 26 - April 17 (Winter)
    May 11 - July 3 (Summer)
    September 14 - November 27 (Fall)

    2015 Fees:    
    $539 Members
    $719 Non-members

    Exam Details:
    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the last day of the enrolled semester 

    (Exact location details will be sent out to each registrant approximately one week before the exam date.)

  • Online Group Discussion
    Discussion groups emphasize active participation and are a forum for sharing ideas. An experienced broker acting as a discussion leader guides the group. Classes are approximately 1-2 hours long and are held once a week for the duration of the term.

    This program is offered all semesters. Enrollment in a Discussion Group automatically enrolls a student for the examination at the end of that semester, written locally, based on the registered affiliate area of the brokerage.  Requests to transfer to another exam date will be subject to a Transfer fee. 

    If you would like to host a weekly discussion group at your brokerage, please email Nastassia for criteria and requirements.  

    By choosing the Online Group Discussion format, students can complete their CAIB designation in four straight semesters. 

    2015 Semester Dates:
    January 26 - April 17 (Winter)
    May 11 - July 3 (Summer)
    September 14 - November 27 (Fall)

    2015 Fees
    $619 Members
    $798 Non-members

    Exam Details:
    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the last day of the enrolled semester 
    (Exact location details will be sent out to each registrant approximately one week before the exam date.)

  • Immersion
    CAIB Immersion is an instructor led, 5-day intensive course consisting of hands-on exercises, practice exams and group discussion. This concise format will help students prepare to write the final exam scheduled the week following. Immersion classes generally appeal to those who need to focus on the subject at hand without work or personal distractions.

    By choosing the Immersion format, students can complete the CAIB designation in less than 1 year.  There is no enrollment deadline but classes are usually full by 1 week before the course begins. 

    Location:
     
    IBAO School of Insurance - Toronto*

    2015 CAIB Immersion Dates:

      Course Dates  Exam Dates   Exam Location
     CAIB 1  
    June 4 - 7
     October 1 - 4

     June 8
     October 5
    Toronto
     
    CAIB 2

     July 9 - 12
     July 13
     Toronto
     CAIB 3       
    January 29 - February 1     
    September 10 - 13
     
     February 2
     September 14  
     Toronto                    
     CAIB 4   
    March 26 - 29
     December 3 - 6

     March 30
     December 7
     Toronto

    *Special requests to run Immersion Classes outside of Toronto will be considered for groups with a minimum of 10 registrants.


    2015 Fees:
     
    $899   Members
    $1169 Non-members

    Exam Details:
    9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (see exam dates above)
    The exam will be scheduled in the registrant's affiliate area (when available), or will take place at or in the vicinity of the IBAO office in Toronto.
  • 2015 Examination Dates
    Enrollment in a program automatically enrolls a student for the examination at the end of that course, written locally, based on the affiliate area they registered in.  Requests to transfer to another exam date will be subject to a Transfer fee.

    Students who fail an examination or fail to attend a scheduled examination may register to write on a Semester Exam Date or on a Resit date.  The Deadline for that registration is 1 month before any exam date.  Resit or No-Show fees will apply.

     
    Resit Exam  February 11
     Winter Semester   May 6  
     Resit/Summer Semester      July 8 
     Resit  September 9
     Fall Semester  December 2
     
     
     
  • 2015 Enrollment Deadlines
    The deadline to enroll in any semester or immersion course is two weeks before the course starts. Registrations received past the deadline will be subject to an additional $50 late fee. *Please note that course materials (if ordered with registration) are still expected to arrive 2 to 3 weeks after registration is processed.

    The deadline to enroll in any Resit examination is 1 month before the examination date.  No late registrations will be accepted.

  • 2015 Course Fees and Prices
    Course Package Fees
    (Includes Course, Materials & Exam)   
    Members
     
    Non-Members
     
     Self-Study          $539 $719
     Group Discussion  $619  $798
     Immersion             $899                        $1169         


    Other Fees Members  Non-Members 
     Exam Date Transfer $75  $100 
     Resit Exam              $135
     $175 
     No-Show Exam  $150  $190 
     Textbook Purchase                  
                $304           
                $424           
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