LLQP Exam: Information and Registration


Important Notice

New exam registrations are not being accepted at this time.


Examinations have been temporarily suspended until at least May 31, 2020. We are working on restarting exams in our Vancouver location in June 2020, further information will be available soon. Exams in Surrey and locations outside of Metro Vancouver will continue to be suspended until further notice. Please note, examinees who have had their exams cancelled in the months of March to May 2020, will have priority to re-schedule once registration becomes available again.  See our COVID-19 Update page for more information.



The LLQP is a required certification if you, or your organization want to sell life insurance products in British Columbia.

Before Registering for an Exam
What are the LLQP Exam Prerequisites?
Do You Need to Take the Harmonized LLQP Course?
Want to take the LLQP Exam?

Before Registering For an Exam

Before registering for an exam, individuals looking to become licenced to sell insurance in British Columbia should be aware of Council's Rule 3(2), which explains that an applicant must satisfy Council that the applicant:

a) has met all of the requirements set out in the Financial Institutions Act and Council Rules;

b) is trustworthy, competent and financially reliable;

c) intends to publicly carry on business as an insurance agent, salesperson or adjuster in good faith and in accordance with the usual practice of the business of insurance;

d) has not in any jurisdiction:
     i) been refused, or had suspended or cancelled, an insurance licence or registration;
     ii) been convicted of an offence; or
     iii) been refused or had suspended or cancelled a licence or registration in any other financial services sector or 
          professional field;
     for a reason that reveals the applicant unfit to be an insurance agent, salesperson or adjuster; and

e) does not hold other business interests or activiities which would be in conflict to the duties and responsibilities of a licensee, or give rise to the reasonable possiblility of undue influence.

then the Council may consent to issuing a licence.

For more information about other business interests or activities, see Other Business Activity
For information about how Council reviews suitability, see Getting a Licence

What are the LLQP Exam Prerequisites?

Do You Need to Take the Harmonized LLQP Course?

The Harmonized LLQP course (Harmonized Life Licence Qualification Program course) is the first step to applying for a life insurance licence in British Columbia. The course is regulated nationally by the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations (CISRO).

You must take the course with a Council approved Harmonized LLQP course provider. The course can be taken online or in-class, on a full time or part-time basis, depending on the provider.

Find a Council approved LLQP course provider

Want to take the LLQP Exam?

Exam Information Guide and Registration Form

The LLQP Exam Information Guide provides information you need to know about exam registration, scheduling, preparing for exam day, and taking the exam. You will also find the exam registration form in the guide. Completed registration and payment must be submitted to Council's office in person or via mail. 
The LLQP exam is open-book, and during exam sessions, examinees can access the standardized exam preparation material on an electronic tablet. It is the examinee's responsibility to review the user guide and video prior to the exam date, as instructions will not be provided at the exam session.
If you have further questions after reviewing the information in this section, please contact us.