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Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB)

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Increase your business competence, confidence and credibility as an insurance professional with the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker program.

To establish yourself as a trusted insurance advisor, you need to have  in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of property and casualty insurance.  You need the CAIB program.  You will immerse yourself in the study of Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Brokerage Management. Each course in this four-course program culminates in a national examination. Upon successful completion, eligible candidates are awarded the nationally recognized professional designation CAIB.

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
  • Habitational Insurance
  • Personal Liability Insurance
  • Farm Insurance
  • Basic Personal Auto Insurance
  • Building Professionalism – Emphasis on Service
  • Travel Insurance

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
  • Commercial Property Insurance – Policy Forms
  • Commercial Property Insurance – Additional Coverage Forms
  • Commercial Property Insurance – Miscellaneous Property Forms
  • Crime Insurance
  • Business Interruption Insurance

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 – A Legal Perspective
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy
  • Commercial Automobile Exposure
  • Ocean Marine and Aviation Insurance
  • Surety Bonds
  • Risk Management

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.

Study Formats
The CAIB courses are designed to accommodate different needs and can be offered in the following formats:

1. Immersion 
Immersion courses offer a more in-depth training experience in a condensed time frame. Immersion courses are facilitated by experienced brokers and subject matter experts.

2. Self-Study
If you want a more flexible schedule or are in a remote location, then the self-study format is ideal for you. For each CAIB course, you will receive a self-study guide in addition to the course textbook.

An on-line study aid is also available.

Please send an email to the Marketing and Program Coordinator if you would like to learn more about our CAIB offerings.