Council Rules Course

The Council Rules Course is an overview of licensee responsibilities under the Insurance Council Rules, provincial legislation, and other regulatory responsibilties.  

The course is a prerequisite for licensure. All applicants for an insurance licence in BC must complete the Council Rules Course to qualify for a licence, except those who qualify under the Reactivation Provision in Council Rule 2(19). 

How Do I Take the Council Rules Course?

 

The Council Rules Course is available online:
 
Life and Accident & Sickness Insurance Licensees / Accident & Sickness Insurance Licensees
Course provided by Advocis (Financial Advisors Association of Canada) 
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General Insurance Licensees and Insurance Adjuster Licensees
Course provided by IBABC (Insurance Brokers Association of BC) 
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Am I Required to Take the Council Rules Course?

 

As of 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).

The course was first introduced in 2016, and the requirement was revised on June 1, 2018.  For more information:

Frequently Asked Questions

See our Frequently Asked Questions about the Council Rules Course.