Council Rules Course

Effective March 1, 2019 the Council Rules Course qualifies for 1 CE (Continuing Education) credit in British Columbia. Please note, applicants who take the course as a pre-licensing requirement are not eligible to use the course for their CE credits.The Council Rules Course provides instruction on licensee responsibilities under Council Rules; provincial legislation; and other regulatory responsibilities.

Why is there a Council Rules Course?

After finding that licensees were not fully aware of their regulatory responsibilities, Council introduced the Council Rules Course in 2016. See Council Notice ICN 16-001: Continuing Education Requirement for New Licensees — Introduction of a Council Rules Course

The requirement was revised on June 1, 2018. See Council Notice ICN-18-003:  Revision of the Council Rules Course Requirement

Am I Required to Take the Council Rules Course?

  • Effective June 1, 2018: All individuals (BC residents and non-residents) who obtain an insurance licence in British Columbia are required to complete the Council Rules Course during their first licence period, except those that qualified for their insurance licence under the Reactivation Provision in Council Rule 2(19).
  • Effective March 1, 2019: All individuals (BC residents and non-residents) wanting to obtain an insurance licence in British Columbia are required, in accordance with Council Rule 2(14), to complete the Council Rules Course to qualify for a licence, except those that qualify under the Reactivation Provision in Council Rule 2(19). Those who apply for a licence prior to March 1, 2019, who do not qualify under the Reactivation Provision, must complete the course prior to June 1, 2020.

How Do I Take the Council Rules Course?

The Council Rules Course is available online: