THE CANADIAN ACCREDITED INSURANCE BROKER PROGRAM
The Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) program is designed specifically for Property and Casualty insurance brokers. The program will provide formal, fundamental insurance knowledge that will help develop business competency and enhance career opportunities.
The CAIB program is comprised of four courses pertaining to Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Brokerage Management. Each course in this program culminates in a national examination. Upon successful completion, eligible candidates are awarded the nationally recognized professional designation CAIB.
Graduates’ use of the CAIB designation, as with all IBAC designations, will be restricted to licensed Property and Casualty insurance brokers who are members or associate members of their provincial or regional brokers’ association. Non-members are welcome to take the CAIB program and will receive a Certificate of Completion upon graduation.
The topics covered in the four CAIB courses include:
- Introduction to General Insurance
- Habitational Insurance
- Personal Liability Insurance
- Farm Insurance
- Basic Personal Auto Insurance
- Building Professionalism – Emphasis on Service
- Travel Insurance
- 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
- Commercial General Liability – A Legal Perspective
- Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy
- Commercial Automobile Exposure
- Ocean Marine and Aviation Insurance
- Surety Bonds
- Risk Management
- Human Resources
- Broker/Insurance Company Relations
- Building Long-Term Relationships
- Financial Management
The CAIB courses are designed to accommodate the different needs of students and can be offered in the following formats:
1. Group Discussion
Classroom groups emphasize active participation and are a forum for the sharing of ideas.
Immersion courses offer a more in-depth training experience for the student in a condensed time frame. An experienced broker or another expert in the field of study will be the facilitator.
The self-study format is geared to students who want a more flexible schedule or are in a remote location. An additional text in the form of a student self-study guide is provided.
An on-line study aid is also available
For more information or to register, contact a professional development specialist in your provincial insurance brokers association. »