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Eligible applicants can now apply for individual course accreditation or apply to become an Accredited Course Provider (ACP) if they offer five or more eligible courses or courses leading to a recognized insurance designation.
Applications for an individual course and ACP are reviewed by an Accreditation Committee established by the Insurance Council. All accredited courses are required to meet criteria set out in the Program Guidelines: Continuing Education Accreditation for Individual Courses. ACPs accepted into the program can accredit their own courses following the accreditation guidelines.
Once approved, accredited individual courses and ACPs will be listed on our website and can be advertised as Insurance Council accredited by the provider.
If accreditation is not mandatory, what is the incentive for seeking accreditation?
In consultation, we heard from licensees that they want more clarity around what courses qualify toward meeting their licence requirements. They want certainty that if they take a course, it will count for credit. The accreditation program would help address this by providing a list of courses and course providers that have been approved by the Insurance Council. We also heard from course providers who are in support of this program. All accredited course providers and accredited individual courses will be listed on the Insurance Council website.
How are accreditation decisions made?
All applications are reviewed by an Accreditation Committee that is established by the Insurance Council to ensure they meet the respective individual course/course provider accreditation guidelines. There is a committee each for life and accident & sickness insurance and general insurance/adjusters. Committee members are composed of industry experts.
Is assessment considered part of instructional time when calculating CE Credits?
The Insurance Council’s Continuing Education Guidelines includes assessment as part of “instructional time” and therefore assessment time should be included when calculating CE credits.