Reminder: Completion of annual CE requirements for licence renewal

Published February 5, 2024

Annual completion of continuing education (CE) is a requirement of insurance licensure in BC. Licensees are expected to maintain their professional competence through ongoing learning, while meeting the criteria of the CE guidelines for their licence class.

The annual deadline for licensees to complete their CE requirements is May 31, 2024, for the licensing period of June 1, 2023–May 31, 2024. Travel agency salespersons and employees who meet the licensing exemption requirements have until December 31, 2024, to complete their CE credits. Detailed CE requirements, including information for non-BC resident licensees, is available in the CE section of the Insurance Council website.
Licensees are required to have met both their CE and errors & omissions (E&O) requirements before they can renew their licence. Annual licence renewal is available starting April 3; however, licensees can only renew after they have met their CE and E&O requirements.

The deadline for licence renewal is June 1 and renewals after this date will be subject to a late fee without exception. Licensees are encouraged to complete their CE credits well ahead of the May 31 CE deadline in order to renew their licence early and avoid late fees. Licensees who renew their licence past the deadline and do not meet their CE requirements by May 31 may face investigation that could result in discipline.

Licensees with extenuating circumstances (such as unforeseen medical conditions or significant family circumstances) who are not working or are on leave should contact the Practice and Quality and Assurance team early to ensure there is enough time to review their situation and consider what next steps, if any, are available to avoid lapses in licensure/cancellation.

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