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Education and/or Examination Information

To apply for a General Insurance Agent licence, you must complete the application form and submit the form along with proof of successful completion of one or more of the below courses. If you are applying to write an examination, you are required to supply the Examination Registration Form along with the examination fee. (NOTE: the examination fee is $110.00 payable by cash, money order, company cheque or certified personal cheque.  This fee is non-refundable).  Incomplete Examination Registration Forms and/or Application Forms will be returned without review.

General Insurance Agent/Broker Levels of Licenses


Licensing Information for all Levels of General Agent/Broker Licenses

Manitoba has a three (3) Level Licensing System for General Insurance Agents/Brokers.

A non-resident licence is issued based on the equivalency level of that agent's resident licence, and is subject to the usual restritions and conditions of that licence.  However, an applicant transferring from another jurisdiction must satisfy Manitoba's licensing requirements for the issue of a licence.

The following defines each level of licence and the restrictions and/or authorizations which limit that level.

Level 1 Auto Only Broker Licence

Successfully completes both of the following:

- the Auto Broker Technical Course or another course that the council considers equivalent; and
- the Manitoba Public Insurance proficiency examination.

- prohibited from selling outside the office of a general insurance agency; and
- authorized to operate under the supervision of at least a Level 2 Agent/Broker.

Level 1

Successfully completes one of the following:

- CAIB 1; or
- Fundamentals of Insurance; or
- Introduction to General Insurance; or
- Red River College – General Insurance Certificate program; or
- C11 Principles and Practice of Insurance; and
- C130 Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent; or
- General Insurance Essentials: C81 Part 1 and C82 Part 2; or
- Council's Challenge Level 1 Examination.

- prohibited from selling outside the office of a general insurance agency;
- authorized to operate under the supervision of at least a Level 2 Agent/Broker; and.
- authorized to sign insurance policies.

Level 2 - Has met the requirements for a level 1 licence, and:

Successfully completes one of the following:

- CAIB 2 and CAIB 3; or
- C130 Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent; and C131 Advanced Skills for the Insurance
  Broker and Agent; or
- Council's Challenge Level 2 Examination; or
- has any one of the following designations: C.I.P., A.I.I.C., F.C.I.P., F.I.I.C., C.A.I.B., C.I.B., and C.R.M.
  or another designation that the council considers equivalent.

- authorized to sell inside and outside of the office of a general insurance agency; and
- authorized to sign insurance policies.

Level 3 - Has held a level 2 licence for a minimum of 2 years immediately prior to applying for a level 3, and:

Successfully completes one of the following:

- CAIB 4; or
- C132 Practical Issues in Broker Management; or
- Council's Challenge Level 3 Examination; or
- Another designation that the council considers equivalent.

- authorized to sell inside and outside of the office of a general insurance agency;
- authorized to sign insurance policies; and
- authorized to manage the office of a general insurance agency.

In order to qualify to become an Operating Agent (Designated Representative) of the agency/corporation/brokerage, the applicant must be eligible to hold a Level 3 licence as outlined above.