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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 Terms of Reference:


CAIB 1 focuses primarily on general insurance. Students gain and demonstrate a practical understanding of habitational coverages, as well as insurance-related to personal liability, farming, personal auto, and travel. This course also emphasizes professionalism and exceptional customer service.


CAIB 2 introduces students into the world of commercial insurance, capturing the ins and outs of commercial property coverages, crime insurance, and business interruption products.


CAIB 3 rounds out students' comprehensive knowledge of commercial coverages. It delves into risk management principles (including exposure identification), the Canadian legal system as it pertains to general liability, and other types of specialty commercial products, from marine and aviation insurance to commercial auto and surety bonds.


CAIB 4 prepares students to take on a leadership role in supervising or managing brokerage functions. Topics include the principles of management, organization, broker-carrier relations, technology, and human resources.


Study Options


Students can register and purchase textbooks for self-study at any time. All CAIB students have access to online tutorials that contain downloadable resources and presentations, videos, and progress quizzes. Once the tutorial has been activated, the student has 12 weeks of unlimited access.

Online CAIB Preparation Course

Students learn from qualified educators, who can address questions live in the virtual classroom. Students then have independent freedom using the web-based learning management system to access study materials and other tools on-demand. The most current textbook is required for this course.

CAIB Interactive Immersion Course

The most popular method of study is the CAIB Immersion program. Led by industry-best facilitators, this week-long course is a truly comprehensive experience, where students have the opportunity to directly engage in the concepts being discussed. This hands-on method of learning prepares students to successfully write the exam on the final day of the course.

Course Costs

Costs are per the CAIB course. All courses and materials are subject to GST.

CAIB 1 - 4 Self Study  $ FREE to members
Exam $125
Online Preparation Course, CAIB 1-4 $ FREE to members
Interactive Immersion Course Fees, CAIB 1-3 $1,100 ($1,650 for Non-Members)
Captus Online Exam Preparation Materials $ FREE to members
Interactive Immersion Course Fees, CAIB 4 $1,200 ($1,800 for Non-Members)
Access to IBANB Online Flashcards via Quizlet  $ FREE

For more information, please contact the Professional Development Coordinator.