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 Insurance Council is mandated by the BC Government to regulate the conduct of insurance intermediaries, and derives all funding for its regulatory work, licensing, and oversight activities for insurance intermediaries in the province of BC through fees collected from the industry, under the authority of the Financial Institutions Act.
Fees can be paid online via the Insurance Council portal by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) or Canadian debit card. Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) is only available for a minimum of 40 licence renewal bulk payments by corporations.
Insurance Council fees are non-refundable. For applications that have been withdrawn, denied, or otherwise closed, only the government fee will be refunded.
The government fee is collected on behalf of BC Financial Services Association (BCFSA) under the authority of the Financial Institutions Fee Regulation.
Current fees ending March 31, 2024
New fees as of April 1, 2024
(mandatory courses related to licence)
*A complete list of all licensees, which includes licensee names, business addresses (if available), and employers (if applicable). Requests for a licence information list must be submitted to the Licensing team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**The Insurance Council collects an annual insurer fee from insurers authorized to conduct insurance business in BC as stated in the Financial Institutions Act.
Examination fees are forfeited if the examinee fails to attend or reschedule a scheduled examination before its rescheduling deadline. If the examinee is unable to attend a scheduled exam due to a medical reason, they may reschedule their exam by submitting a written request along with a doctor’s note to the Examinations team for consideration.
For exams in Metro Vancouver, see the Exam Schedules for change deadlines.
For exams in BC regions outside of Metro Vancouver, examinees must contact the individual test centre directly to reschedule/cancel their exam(s), and notify the Insurance Council of the cancellation by cancelling the exam(s) through their online portal account. If the cancel notification is not provided at least 14 calendar days before the scheduled exam, examinees automatically forfeit the exam fee paid to the Insurance Council. Proctor rescheduling fees may apply as determined by the individual test centre, please review the test centre’s terms and policies for their rescheduling/cancellation procedure.
*Only applicable to examinees writing all four modules in one day in Metro Vancouver (Vancouver or Surrey).
*Proctor fee determined by the individual test centre, and is paid directly to the test centre.