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Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB)

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Take your career further with CAIB.

The Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) program is a professional development course of study designed and written specifically for insurance brokers by insurance brokers.

The program will enable you to expand your general insurance knowledge, develop new sales markets and enhance your opportunity for career advancement. CAIB boasts four levels of study pertaining to personal lines, commercial lines, and broker management skills.

Students must complete all four modules and be working for a member broker in order to use the designation. For further information regarding designation use, please refer to the

IBAC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DESIGNATIONS

TERMS OF REFERENCE

AMENDED SEPTEMBER 20, 2001

  1. The right to obtain an IBAC designation will be restricted to successful candidates who are employed by a property and casualty insurance brokerage and are members in good standing, as at the time of the granting of such IBAC designation, of a member association which is and continues to be a member of IBAC.
  2. At the sole discretion of IBAC and member associations, non-members and /or non-brokers shall be allowed to complete any program offered by IBAC, and upon successful completion, such non-members and /or non-brokers will be entitled only to Certificate of Completion.
  3. The right to use and maintain any IBAC designation granted by IBAC shall only continue while such person is employed by a property or casualty insurance brokerage, acceptable to the IBAC Board of Directors, while that brokerage continues to be a member in good standing of a member association which itself is a member in good standing of IBAC.
  4. A licensed property and casualty insurance broker, having earned a Certificate of Completion or an IBAC designation, who is an employee (not a principal) of a property and casualty insurance brokerage that is not a member of a member association of IBAC, will be allowed obtain membership or associate membership with the appropriate member association of IBAC, failing which that person’s right to use such IBAC designation will be terminated.
  5. The granting of member and/or associate member status is at the discretion of the member association and shall be in accordance with, and subject to, the applicable member association’s by-laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  6. The administration of membership and associate membership is the responsibility of the applicable member association.
  7. All candidates must be granted permission to use IBAC designations through specific election by the IBAC Board of Directors.
  8. Employees of IBAC or its Member Associations, who have successfully completed the prescribed examination requirements, may hold an IBAC designation as long as they remain so employed.

CAIB 1

Topics include:

  • Introduction to General Insurance
  • Personal Liability
  • Basics of Personal Automobile
  • Home/Tenant Insurance
  • Farm Insurance
  • Regulation, Licensing, Errors and Omissions
  • Accident and Sickness

Method of Study: self-study and immersion course
Cost: IBANB Members: $550+HST (self-study), Non-Members: $825+HST (self-study)
What’s included: textbook, study guide, resource guide, access to online tutorials and exam fee

CAIB 2

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Commercial Property Insurance
  • Commercial Policy Forms
  • Underwriting Commercial Property
  • Miscellaneous Property Forms
  • Crime/Business Interruption

Method of Study: self-study and immersion course
Cost: IBANB Members: $550+HST (self-study), Non-Members: $825+HST (self-study)
What’s included: textbook, study guide, resource guide, access to online tutorials and exam fee.

CAIB 3

Topics include:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Ocean Marine and Aviation
  • Risk Management
  • Commercial Automobile

Method of Study: self-study and immersion course
Cost: IBANB Members: $550+HST (self-study), Non-Members: $825+HST (self-study)
What’s included: textbook, study guide, resource guide, access to online tutorials and exam fee.

CAIB 4

Topics include:

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Human Resources
  • Leading
  • Broker –Insurance Company Relations
  • Marketing
  • Building Long-Term Relationships
  • Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Monitoring

Method of Study: self-study and immersion course
Cost: IBANB Members: $550+HST (self-study), Non-Members: $825+HST (self-study)
What’s included: textbook, study guide, resource guide, access to online tutorials and exam fee.