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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In-person Exams: In-person exams continue to proceed as scheduled. However, please continue to check this page frequently for the latest updates, as changes are subject to provincial health officer's guidelines.
Mask Policy: Effective May 26, 2022, the wearing of facial masks* to write the in-person exams will no longer be required, but recommended. See “About Masks” here.
Last updated May 16, 2022
The following information is provided for those wishing to take the LLQP exam in person. These exam sittings are administered by the Insurance Council of BC.
In-person exams are offered in Vancouver. A limited number of exam sittings are also currently available outside of Metro Vancouver.
Information on how to register for an in-person exam sitting is available on the LLQP Exam: Information and Registration page.
See the schedule for in-person exam sittings and current exam fees.
The Harmonized LLQP exam is a multiple-choice exam. Examinees have 75 minutes to complete each exam module. Each multiple-choice question contains four (4) possible answers. You are to select only one best answer.
You are urged to immediately record your answers on the answer sheet. The exam is scored on answer sheet recordings only. When the allocated time has passed, you will not be permitted additional time to transfer answers recorded in your booklet to the answer sheet.
Examinees who violate any of the exam rules or engage in any kind of misconduct will be disqualified. Their exam will be deemed inadmissible, a result of a “Fail” applied, and will be required to re-write the breached exam and all future exams with the Insurance Council in-person only. Instances of exam misconduct may qualify as a breach of the Code of Conduct.
The proctor will report all cases of misconduct to the Insurance Council in order to render any decision necessary.
Examples of misconduct include:
For example, if a proctor determines that exam security has not been sufficiently maintained or an examinee’s conduct is disturbing to others, the examinee’s exam will be marked incomplete and the registration fee and exam sitting will be forfeited.
By taking a Harmonized LLQP exam, you understand and agree that the exam (which includes all aspects of the exam, including, without limitation, the exam questions, answers, examples, and other information presented or contained in the exam and exam materials) belongs to the Insurance Council and constitutes the Insurance Council’s confidential information (collectively, the “Confidential Information”).
You agree to maintain the confidentiality of the Insurance Council’s Confidential Information at all times and understand that any failure to maintain the confidentiality of the Insurance Council’s Confidential Information may result in disciplinary action against you by the Insurance Council or other adverse consequences, including, without limitation, cancellation of your exam, or refusal of a licence.
Specifically, you understand that you may not, for example, discuss, publish, or share any exam question(s), your answers or thoughts on any question(s), or the exam’s format in person, or any forum or media (e.g., via email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).
You must arrive at the exam location at least 20 minutes before your scheduled exam time to check-in. Late examinees will not be permitted to enter the exam room.
On arrival, staff/proctors will confirm that your photo ID matches your exam registration, perform COVID-19 screening measures before checking you in for the exam.
You must have your photo ID ready for inspection by staff/ proctors at the exam room. Your photo ID must remain visible on top of your exam table.
Exams will be distributed by the proctor, at which time the proctor will verify your photo ID.
The proctor will address any procedural or administrative questions, but will not answer questions regarding exam or study material content.
The proctor will announce the time at the beginning of the exam, 15 minutes before the end of the exam, and at the end of the exam.
When the proctor announces time is up, you must immediately stop writing and wait for the proctor to collect all materials.
You will be called to complete the sign-out process once all materials have been collected.
Failure to follow this procedure may result in your exam being deemed inadmissible and a result of “fail” being applied.
All materials required to write the exam, including pencils, erasers and calculators will be supplied. No other materials are permitted and all supplied materials must be returned at the end of the exam.
The LLQP exam reference material, published by CISRO, is the only approved reference material allowed for this exam. You will be provided with a tablet containing an electronic version of the approved reference material at the exam. The use of your course provider’s notes, books or any other resources are NOT permitted. For instructions on how to use the tablet, see the Tablet User Guide - Document and Tablet User Guide - Video.
You must bring original, valid, government-issued photo ID with a signature to the exam. Your photo ID must exactly match the name on your exam registration. If you do not bring acceptable photo ID with a signature or if the name on your photo ID does not match your exam registration you will not be permitted to write the exam.
You will be provided all materials required to complete the exam.
Do not bring valuables to the exam - you will not be allowed to keep them with you.
Small personal belongings will be stored in a designated area and cannot be accessed until you have completed the exam sign-out process. Electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets and watches, must be stored in the designated storage area and turned off.
The Insurance Council and its exam proctors will not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
Under the guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, the Insurance Council has put in place measures to protect our examinees, staff and proctors on exam day:
*About Masks: Non-medical, N95, and double layer cloth masks are acceptable; however, we do not permit bandanas, gaiters, or masks with exhalation valves to be worn in exam sittings. A good mask has a double layer of washable, breathable fabric that helps keep the wearer from spreading potentially infected droplets into the air. A bandanna tied around the face does not work as well as a mask because it is open at the bottom. A gaiter (a tube of thin, stretchy knit fabric that can be worn around the neck and pulled up to cover the nose and mouth) is usually too thin to provide adequate protection. Likewise, masks with exhalation valves can allow your droplets to escape into the air.
Should you have questions about these protocols, please contact our Exams Team via email at email@example.com or call 604-695-2006.