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.

Watch the video, download the 
CAIB Brochure or read the CAIB Policies and Procedures Guide for more information.

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IBAO Members register online by clicking a link below:
   

2014 Fall Semester (September 8 - December 3):

   

   CAIB 1   |   CAIB 2   |   CAIB 3   |   CAIB 4

2014 Immersion:
 CAIB 1   |   CAIB 2   |   CAIB 3   |   CAIB 4
 (Sept. 29-Oct. 3)    (November 24-28)    (June 23-27)    (September 8-12)

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


CAIB is offered in three study formats - Self Study, 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. 

    2014 Semester Dates:
    September 8 - December 3 (Fall)

    2014 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.)

  • Group Discussion (Online or In-Class)
    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 for all semesters in the Online format.  Special requests to run In-Class groups will be considered for groups with a minimum of six registrants. Class times and locations are confirmed and published two weeks before the start of the semester.  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 Group Discussion format, students can complete the CAIB designation in four straight semesters. 

    2014 Semester Dates:
    September 8 - December 3 (Fall)

    2014 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*

    2014 CAIB Immersion Dates:

      Course Dates  Exam Dates   Exam Location
     CAIB 1  September 29 - October 3
     October 4 (Sat.)  Toronto
     CAIB 2  November 24 - 28  December 3 (Wed.)  Toronto
     CAIB 4       September 8 - 12                       September 13  (Sat.)       Toronto                    

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


    2014 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.
  • 2014 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.

     Fall Semester    December 3  
     Resit Date           September 10
  • 2014 Enrollment Deadlines
    The deadline to enroll in any semester or immersion course is one week 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.

  • 2014 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           

    *Please download the CAIB Brochure for a detailed explanation of fees.
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