LLQP Exam: Information and Registration

 

Important Notice   

Mask Mandate: as per the new provincial health order, people 12 and older must wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status starting August 25, 2021. All examinees must wear facial masks* covering their nose and mouth to enter and write the in-person exams, and while in common areas of the exam venue. See “About Masks” here.  

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination: In abidance with the provincial health order, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all examinees wishing to write the in-person exams as of September 13, 2021. Examinees must present their proof of vaccination on exam day or they will not be permitted to write their in-person exams. Examinees who would like to write the exams in-person must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 13, 2021. By October 24, 2021, examinees who would like to write the exams in-person must be fully vaccinated. 

Last updated September 14, 2021.

 

Completion of the ​LLQP (Life Licence Qualification Program) is a required certification if you or your organization want to sell life insurance products in British Columbia.

You have the option to write the LLQP exam:

 

  • Online through our approved external provider, Durham College  *NEW*
  • In-person in our Vancouver location.

Examinees can write the entire exam, or single exam modules.

See below for more information.

Before Registering for an Exam

Before registering to take the LLQP exam, be sure to find out about the exam prerequisites and our pre-licensing requirements.

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About the LLQP Exam

Before you register for and schedule an exam, see important information about the LLQP Exam, including:

  • Exam procedures and regulations
  • Exam results
  • Licence qualification and expiry
  • In-person exam day procedures (where applicable)
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How to Register for the LLQP Exam

 To take the LLQP exam, you will need to:

  1. Register for the LLQP exam with the Insurance Council via the online portal
  2. Select how you want to write the exam: Online or In-person.

Registration for the LLQP exam is available through the Insurance Council's online portal. To access exam registration, you will need to login with a portal account. 

If you already have a portal account, or have previously written the LLQP exam in BC, you can log into the portal with your user name and password.  You can then select "Register/Manage my LLQP exams" from the main menu. 

First time registering to write the LLQP exams with Council? You will first need to create a portal account here. Please note, you will need to enter your legal name exactly as it appears on your government issued photo ID. You must also add a residence address to your account.

Registration Process

The Insurance Council has partnered with an external provider, Durham College, to administer online exams. To write the LLQP exam online, you will need to agree to give permission to release your information to Durham College. Information on this process is provided below. 

The Insurance Council will continue to administer in-person exams in the Vancouver location only.  Temporarily, a limited amount of in-person exam sittings outside the lower mainland are available in February. 

See below on how to register for online or in-person exams.

  1. Log into your online portal account
     
  2. Select "Register/Manage my LLQP exams" 
     
  3. Follow the steps to enter your exam registrant information and upload a copy of your government issued photo ID (i.e., Driver’s Licence, Permanent Resident Card or Passport)

    Once you have completed and submitted your exam registrant information, it will be reviewed by our Exams staff team. Please note it may take up to three business days to review and approve your registration.

    You will receive a verification email from the Insurance Council once your exam registrant information has been reviewed and approved. If any additional information is required, you will receive a request for that information via email.
     
  4. Once you have received the verification email from the Insurance Council, log back into your online portal account and on the main menu, select “Confirmation of Online LLQP Exams” and agree to the release of your information to our online proctoring business partner, Durham College.
 
Please allow up to 3 business days for your information to be transferred to Durham College’s database. You may then contact Durham College directly to schedule and pay for your online exams.

 
If you require assistance with any aspect of the online exam scheduling process, please contact Durham College directly.


See About the LLQP Exam page for important information about the exams, such as exam requirements and re-write rules, etc. 
  1. Log into your online portal account
     
  2. Select "Register/Manage my LLQP exams" 
     
  3. Follow the steps to enter your exam registrant information, upload a copy of your government issued photo ID (i.e., Driver’s Licence, Permanent Resident Card or Passport).

    Once you have completed and submitted your exam registrant information, it will be reviewed by our Exams team. Please note it may take up to three business days to review and approve your registration.

    You will then receive a verification email from the Insurance Council once your exam registrant information has been reviewed and approved. If any additional information is required, you will receive a request for that information via email.
     
  4. Once you have received the verification email from Council's Examinations department, you may then login to the online portal to schedule and pay for your exams online.
Please allow up to 3 business days for the Insurance Council to review your in-person exam registration.

If you have not received any correspondence from the Insurance Council regarding your in-person exams within 3 business days, please contact our Exams Team at 604-695-2006 or via email at examinations@insurancecouncilofbc.com to follow up on the status of your in-person exam registration.


See About the LLQP Exam page for important information about the exams, such as exam requirements and re-write rules, etc. 

Please note: In abidance with the provincial health order, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all examinees wishing to write the in-person exams with Council as of September 13, 2021. Examinees who would like to write the exams in-person must have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by September 13, 2021. By October 24, 2021, examinees who would like to write the exams in-person must be fully vaccinated. Examinees must present their proof of COVID-19 vaccination (BC Vaccine Card) on exam day or they will not be permitted to write the in-person exams.
 

See Schedules and Fees for Online Exams on the Durham College website.

See Schedules and Fees for In-person exams in our In-person Exam section.

Rescheduling or Cancelling Exams

Online Exams
See Durham College’s website for information on cancellation and rescheduling of online exams.
 
In-person Exams
Insurance Council administered exams may be rescheduled or cancelled. Exams scheduled with the Insurance Council may only be rescheduled twice.

See the In-Person Exam Schedule and Deadline Dates.

Only the examinee is authorized to reschedule or cancel their exam sitting. Third parties (managers, employers, etc.) cannot reschedule or cancel an exam on your behalf.

Please note that exam fees will be forfeited if you are unable to attend an exam and do not reschedule or cancel before the deadline.