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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See the video below for a quick overview of the new CE guidelines:
Licensees are required to keep records of completed CE for five (5) licence periods. Records should indicate proof of course attendance or completion issued by the provider including the licensee’s full name, the course name and description, the course provider’s name, date of course completion, as well as the relevant course content and number of eligible CE credits.
An optional form is included in Appendix 1 of the CE Guidelines to help licensees track CE credits and keep records organized. Please note this form does not replace the requirement to retain a record of course completion.
Examples of CE records:
CE certificates provided by the course provider;
Attendance sheets provided by the course provider; or
Written correspondence from the course provider confirming that the course was completed.
To help you keep track of your CE credits, we developed a CE Self-Tracker within the online portal to determine the amount of credits required for the licensing periord. Learn more here.
Non-resident licensees whose home jurisdiction has a mandatory continuing education requirement are exempt from the Insurance Council of BC’s Continuing Education Program requirements, provided they are meeting the requirement of their home jurisdiction and their licence is in good standing.
Except for as noted above, non-resident applicants and licensees are subject to the same rules and requirements as licensees who reside in BC.
Starting 2021, if you receive your licence in the three months before the end of the licence period (i.e., between March 1 and May 31), the CE requirements for that first licence period is waived.
You can carry over up to one year’s worth of CE credits to the next licence period.
CE credits for a course can only be used once towards your CE requirements every three licence periods, unless the course content has substantially changed to warrant retaking the course.
There is no maximum amount of course credits that can be claimed, and no daily credit maximum.
Partial credits can be claimed in increments of 15 minutes for courses that are less than one hour in length. A minimum of 15 minutes of instruction time amounts to 0.25 credits.