Details & Registration

  • What’s the difference between Classroom and Virtual?

    You choose to attend the class face–to–face or face–to–screen. Participants seamlessly interact with each other, take part in the same polls and view the same whiteboard. Same instructor, same instruction. The course is streamed live from IBAO’s classroom, so no matter which format you choose, you’re not missing out.

    For students who select the classroom option, you’ll attend class at IBAO’s office in Toronto. Due to public health advisories, the number of seats is currently limited to 19.

    Virtual is the broadcast of the classroom course via Zoom. Students can stay at home or the office, with no travel time. Through Zoom, you can chat with the instructor and your peers, view class slides and participate in the same group/breakout activities as classroom students do. Note: classes aren’t recorded.

  • What’s the difference between Weekday and Weekend programs?

    Weekday courses are 10 days, Monday to Friday, 9:00AM–4:30PM, for two weeks. It’s 9 days of lessons and exam practices, with day 10 being the exam. Weekend is 6 days over 3 consecutive weekends. There’s no exam on the last day as part of this class. Both options come with the same textbook and workbook (handed out in class or digitally distributed beforehand). These courses can be taken in the Classroom or Virtually.

  • What’s the difference between hardcopy textbook and eBook?

    The hardcopy textbook is the paper textbook. It’s perfect for people who prefer using pen or highlighter on the pages they read. Our eBook is a digital version of the exact same textbook and works in the Kortext App you can view on your tablet, smartphone, eReader or computer. It allows you to make notes, highlight text, change font, font size and paper colour, so you can customize it to exactly how you like to read. You’ll be required to sign up for a free account with Kortext, but the textbook will be yours as long as your account is valid. Download instructions will be emailed to you after you make a purchase.

  • Is the eBook accessible offline?

    If you download the Kortext App, you can view and have full functionality of your eBook offline. If you’re viewing the eBook through a browser, you’ll need to be online.

  • Can I print my eBook?

    No – the eBook is only available digitally.

  • What are my RIBO exam options?

    You have two options: an in-person exam or an online exam. Exams are the same content, written on different platforms. You must select which exam option you prefer when you register for the course.

  • Why do I have to pay $180 for the exam? I thought my course included it?

    The $180 is a fee RIBO collects for creating your account & preparing your exam. This is not an IBAO charge. IBAO may collect this fee on your behalf, but it is not related to our course. Many learners choose to take their exam later, or via another method, directly with RIBO. In those cases, these learners will pay $180 directly to RIBO and schedule their exam outside of the IBAO course.

In-Person Exams

  • Which exams are being offered by IBAO?

    RIBO L1, RIBO L2 Management, Equivalency Exam—RIB Act, Equivalency Exam—Ontario Auto, and Travel/Health.

  • How do I apply to write my exam?

    If you’re taking an IBAO Broker Launchpad course, send your application and payment to IBAO according to the instructions emailed to you.

    If you’re not taking an IBAO Broker Launchpad course your exam application and exam payment must be received by RIBO for your exam to be ready. Please complete the application here and submit all required documents to RIBO with your payment.

    NOTE: Failure to complete your application or provide payment to RIBO will delay or compromise your ability to write the exam on your selected date.

  • I had already registered for an exam through IBAO but it got postponed. How do I reschedule?

    Candidates who had registered and received confirmation from us to write an exam that has since been cancelled/postponed due to Toronto Public Health are already on our list and will be contacted. To confirm you are on that list, please call us at (416) 593-4217 or toll-free at (855) 993-4217 to speak to our exam coordinators. If you didn’t receive confirmation from us confirming your spot, you are not on our list and you must register for the January option.

  • Is there a fee for writing your exam through the IBAO?

    All exam candidates should expect to pay the standard $180 to cover their RIBO exam fee. RIBO collects this fee for creating your account & preparing your exam. This is not an IBAO charge.

  • I live in an area identified as a grey zone by Ontario Public Health. What are my exam options?

    At this time, you have two options. First, you can postpone your exam until a later sitting. Our ability to host exams is subject to current Toronto Public Health restrictions at that point in time. Check back for regular updates.

    Write an online exam through the Insurance Institute as early as February, 2021. To book your online exam please contact Laurie.