2020 Continuing Education Requirement

Deadline Extended to May 31, 2021


The deadline for Insurance Council licensees to complete their annual continuing education (CE) requirements for 2020 has been extended from May 31, 2020, to the following year, May 31, 2021.

Disruptions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic have made completing CE credits by this year's deadline more challenging for licensees. The extension of the CE deadline means that licensees will now have an additional year to complete their 2020 CE credits. 

Continuing education is a core principle that supports high standards of professional practice. Insurance Council Rule 7(5) requires licensees to complete a specific amount of continuing education (CE) credits by May 31 annually depending on their licence class and years of experience. 
 

Q&A

Do I still need to do this year’s CE credits? 

Yes, but you will have until May 31 of next year (2021) to complete them. 


Should I still submit my filing for this year if I haven’t completed my CE credits yet?

Yes. Licensees are still expected to complete their annual filing for this year by June 1, 2020.  
 

How many CE credits do I need to complete by May 31, 2021?
You will need to have completed two years’ worth of CE credits based on your class of licence and years of experience:  
 
If you are a general insurance licensee or adjuster...         Requirement at May 31, 2021
with fewer than 5 years of licensed experience over the last 7 years         16 CE credits
(Based on requirement of 8 credits/year)
with 5 or more years of licensed experience over the last 7 years         12 CE credits
(Based on requirement of 6 credits/year)
with an approved designation (listed on our website)         8 CE credits 
(Based on requirement of 4 credits/year)
   
 
If you are a life and/or accident and sickness licensee...         Requirement at May 31, 2021
with fewer than 5 years of licensed experience over the last 7 years         30 CE credits required 
(Based on requirement of 15 credits/year)
with 5 or more years of licensed experience over the last 7 years         20 CE credits required 
(Based on requirement of 10 credits/year)
with an approved designation* (listed on our website)
You may qualify for exemption through the completion of your designation's own CE requirements
        10 CE credits required
(Based on requirement of 5 credits/year)

 

Does it matter when I do my CE credits?  Do the CE credits for 2020 have to be acquired that year? 

By May 31, 2021, you will need to have the correct total amount of CE credits for the two-year period between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2021, based on the usual requirements for your licence class and years of experience. You do not need to have earned the credits during 2020 as long as you end up with the correct total number at May 31, 2021.
 

I received my licence between March 1 and May 31 this year.  How many CE credits am I required to complete by May of next year (2021)?

By the time you submit your next filing, you will need to have completed two years’ worth of CE credits based on your class of licence and years of experience.  See above “How many CE credits do I need to complete by May 31, 2021?