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.
In British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario, we recommend 30 credit hours for each course when the examination is passed. Note, some provinces may not accept the full 30 credit hours, this is our recommendation only. The grade notice received from Dalhousie University upon successful completion of a CEBS exam can be used as proof of completion.
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 General
GBA 2: 30 Accident and Sickness
GBA/RPA 3: 15 Life and 15 General
RPA 1: 30 Life
RPA 2: 30 Life
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 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. A Continuing Education Certificate with the approval information needed to report your credit will be mailed to you. A $95 late fee will apply for late requests made after exam pass date.
Credit is not deemed to be *technical* insurance credit for property/casualty license holders.
Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO)
Please contact us if interested in RIBO credit.
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.
To request credit for passing an examination:
- Complete the Continuing Education Credit section of the CEBS Order Form. Make sure to indicate the province you are licensed in. Please update your license/NPN information as needed.
- A $95 late fee will apply for late requests made after exam pass date.
- Credit will be issued for successfully completed exams no later than 30 days after the exam takes place. (Reporting requirements vary by province.)
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