Former Licensee Reinstating a Licence
If you are a former Insurance Council licensee, you may be eligible to reinstate your licence under the Reinstatement Provision if you previously held a licence within the last two years. This provision exempts a former licensee from needing to retake the qualifying education.
If you previously held a licence but are not eligible to reinstate your licence under the reinstatement provision, you will need to apply for a licence through the First-time Licence Applicant
process and retake the qualifying education for that class/type of licence.
Applicants who held an insurance licence in British Columbia within two years of the date the applicant ceased to be licensed are not required to retake the qualifying education if:
- The current application receipt date does not exceed two years of the prior licence cancellation date; and
- The applicant is currently applying for the same licence class they held previously.
Continuing Education Requirements
Applicants applying under the Reinstatement Provision must be able to attest (or provide proof upon request by staff) they have met the continuing education program requirements in the year their licence was cancelled.
If you are a resident of British Columbia, or a non-resident of British Columbia whose home jurisdiction does not have a mandatory continuing education requirement, you must have met the continuing education requirements for your most recently held licence.
See Continuing Education
for more information
Applicants qualifying under the Reinstatement Provision will need to meet the requirements of Insurance Council Rule 3(2), which sets out criteria for suitability to hold a licence.
For more information on suitability requirements and criminal record checks please see here
How to Apply for a Licence Reinstatement
To apply for a licence under the Reinstatement Provision, applicants must follow the standard application process, but will need to indicate on the form or online portal that they are applying under the Reinstatement Provision. Applying for a licence under the Reinstatement Provision can be done via:
- Online portal. Apply via our online application system and follow the prompts for Apply for a Licence, indicating that you are applying under the Reinstatement Provision.
- Email. Complete and submit an application form.