LLQP (Life Licence Qualification Program) exam prerequisites, course information, and other life insurance licence qualifications and requirements for individuals, partnerships, or corporations in BC.
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The proposed Continuing Education Guidelines comprise four separate guideline documents, available to view or download below:
If approved by Council, these guidelines would replace the existing guidance on CE provided by prior advisory notices on this topic (ICN-08-004, ICN-08-005, and ICN-05-001).
The proposed guidelines aim to clarify and simplify current CE requirements, standardize requirements, and clearly identify licensees’ responsibilities.
Ability to carry over credits?
Up to one year’s worth.
Cap on number of CE credits that may be claimed per day?
Cap on credits from a single course?
Aren’t there already continuing education requirements? What’s the purpose of the guidelines?
Through our audit program, we determined that some licensees did not have a full understanding or awareness of continuing education requirements for their licence. By publishing guidelines, we are looking to help licensees access clear guidance and understand their responsibilities about CE.
Continuing Education requirements have previously been established through various notices on this topic (ICN-08-004, ICN-08-005, and ICN-05-001). This was supplemented with information provided through website Q&As. However, to date, there has not been a comprehensive guidance document provided for licensees, which this guideline is intended to be.
When will the new guidelines come into effect?
This is yet to be determined, as the Insurance Council members have yet to make a decision regarding next steps. However, pending approval, implementation of the guideline is targeted for June 1, 2021.
If the new guidelines are adopted, how will this impact the extension for 2020 CE requirements due to COVID-19?
If the new guidelines were to be approved by Council, they would not impact the extended deadline to complete your CE requirements for 2020. The requirements of the new guidelines will not be applied retroactively to your 2020 CE requirements.
Course content required to qualify for CE credits is unchanged. Acceptable continuing education is technical material directly related to:
I'm a non-resident licensee. Do I have to do CE in BC?