Licensing and Professional Credit

Insurance Agents, Brokers and Adjusters

Insurance professionals licensed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario can use CEBS courses to meet continuing education requirements. 

British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario accept 30 credit hours for each course when the examination is passed. 

Continuing education credit is no longer available in Quebec (Chambre de la sécurité financière), due to a change in approval/reporting regulations. 

Alberta has approved the courses as follows:

GBA 1: 30 Life and 30 Accident and Sickness
GBA 2: 30 Life and 30 Accident and Sickness
GBA/RPA 3: 30 Life and 30 Accident and Sickness
RPA 1: 30 Life
RPA 2:  30 Life and 30 Accident and Sickness

Manitoba has approved the courses as follows:

GBA 1: 30 Life and/or A&S
GBA 2: 30 Life and/or A&S
GBA/RPA 3: 30 Life and/or A&S
RPA 1: 30 Life and/or A&S
RPA 2: 30 Life and/or A&S

In British Columbia only, it may be possible to earn 15 hours of credit when the examination is not passed.  Contact the Continuing Education department for more information about partial credit in British Columbia.

Reporting Credit

In most cases, the grade notice received from Dalhousie University upon successful completion of a CEBS exam can be used as proof of completion.  To document your credit, sign the grade notice and indicate the number of hours approved before forwarding it to your provincial insurance council or commission.  Detailed reporting procedures are available from each province.  

If you are licensed in Alberta or Manitoba, complete the Continuing Education Credit section of the CEBS Order Form to request the International Foundation to automatically confirm credit for the exams applied for on that application. 

Property/Casualty Agents 

Credit is not deemed to be *technical* insurance credit for property/casualty license holders.

Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) 

Credit is pending


Continuing education credit may be earned for other designations - this credit will need to be self-reported.  Your pass notice from Dalhousie along with the credit hour recommendations can be used to request credit.  Thirty (30) credit hour for each CEBS course passed is recommended, not all agencies will accept the full 30 hours, the amount of credit you can earn may be determined by your agency on an individual basis.   

Direct Questions to:

 Continuing Education Department

 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

 P.O. Box 69

 Brookfield, WI 53008-0069

 (262) 786-6710, option 2