Travel Insurance Sole-Proprietor Licence

Travel insurance sole-proprietor licence qualifications, requirements, and application information for first-time or returning individuals applying for a travel insurance licence in BC:

All individuals, including non-residents, whose applications are received by Council on or after March 1, 2019, must complete the Council Rules Course to qualify for licensure with Council, except those that qualify for licensure under Reactivation Provision in Council Rule 2(19). Please refer to Council Notice ICN 18-003 Revision of the Council Rules Course Requirement.

  • Licensing requirement: Only the travel agency or wholesaler (corporation, partnership, or sole-proprietor), registered under the provincial Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act, must hold a restricted travel agent licence (see Council’s Travel Agent Exemption Notice dated January 5, 2005).
  • Licensing exemption: Employees or commissioned salespeople of the licensed travel insurance agency do not need to hold a licence if their only insurance-related activity is to sell travel insurance incidental to the ordinary business of the travel agent or wholesaler. However, exempt employees still need to meet education requirements.
  • Travel insurance sole-proprietor licence holders must meet the same licensing requirements as corporate or partnership travel insurance licence holders:

Employees or commissioned salespeople of the licensed travel insurance agency do not need to hold a licence if their only insurance-related activity is to sell travel insurance incidental to the ordinary business of the travel agent or wholesaler.

Employees of the licensed travel insurance agency or wholesaler must meet education requirements to qualify for the individual licensing exemption:

2560 Matheson Blvd. East, Ste 226

Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y9

Telephone: 1-888-257-2282│1-905-282-9294 (ext. 128)

Facsimile: 1-905-282-9826

Web: www.acta.ca

Email: (Exam Coordinator) certification@acta.ca

  • Exam results are valid for a period of 1 year. An individual is not eligible for the licensing exemption and must retake the exam, if:
    • They have not worked in the travel insurance industry for 1 year after successful exam completion.
    • They have not been actively involved in the travel insurance industry for 2 or more years.
  • The licensed travel agency or wholesaler is responsible for ensuring its exempt employees meet these education requirements.
  • Exempt employees must also complete a minimum of 2 hours of continuing education each calendar year, following specific content and record-keeping requirements.

*Council does not have information regarding course costs, delivery methods, or scheduling.

 

  • Complete the application yourself, following the instructions in the application package. 
  • Answer all questions and attach all required documents, including the application fee, before submitting your application to Council, as incomplete applications may take longer to process.
  • If your application has been pending for more than our displayed processing times, please feel free to contact Council's Licensing Department.

View and download the Travel Insurance Sole-Proprietor Licence Application

View and download the Travel Insurance Sole-Proprietor Licence Fee Schedule