Examination

The AIC receives many inquiry calls relating to examinations. We have provided answers to most of the common questions asked on the related topics.

Should you have an inquiry which is not addressed below please email us and we will be pleased to respond to your question.

How do I register for an exam?

Log in to Alberta Insurance Council using your CIPR registered email address or your CIPR number:

  1. choose the type of examination you wish to write,
  2.  choose the location and date on which you wish to write,
  3.  make your declarations, and
  4. provide the required examination fee payment (only Visa and Master Card credit card payments accepted) to guarantee a seat.

How do I know if I have a CIPR number?

If you have written an examination with the Alberta Insurance Council or if you have been issued or renewed an insurance agent’s or adjuster’s certificate any time since August 2013, you have a CIPR number.

What if I cannot remember my CIPR number?

If you have forgotten your Username (your CIPR registered email address) or password, click “Forgot your email? from the login screen or click “Forgot your password?and provide the requested information and hit “Submit.” Follow the instructions to re-set your email address or change your password.

How do I obtain a CIPR number?

Log in at www.CIPR.ca. Register your name, residence address, and date of birth. Your name and date of birth must match the photo identification that you will bring with you when you write the exam.

If I forgot my CIPR number or email address to log on, can I simply obtain a new CIPR number?

No. If you create a new CIPR ID it is not linked to your examination information and you will not be able to check your examination results. At least 2 weeks are required to repair this situation.

How far into the future can I register for an exam?

You will only be able to register for an exam that has been scheduled within the upcoming 4 weeks.

Can I pay in cash?

Your exam sitting will not be guaranteed unless you pay (and make your declarations).

You can pay cash at either the Calgary or Edmonton office at least 5 business days in advance of your exam to insure your place.

Can I pay at your office when I show up for the exam?

Your exam sitting will not be guaranteed unless you pay (and make your declarations).

You will only be able to write if there is availability that day.

What are these declarations that I need to complete?

  1. I understand there is no refund if the exam is not taken.
  2. I undertake not to copy, in whole or in part, any of the examination questions.
  3. I undertake not to disclose in any  manner whatsoever any information related to examination questions.
  4. I declare that I have read this statement and I agree with the terms hereof.

What if I do not answer the declarations?

You will not be able to register for an examination without answering the declarations.

What do I need to bring to the exam with me?

You must bring government issued photo identification. For example, valid driver’s license, valid passport or permanent resident card.

Cell phones and other wireless devices are not permitted and must be checked at the door.

No outside supplies or refreshments are allowed.

The AIC will supply pencils and calculators.

What time should I arrive for the exam?

You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the exam start time to allow for check-in and to avoid forfeiting your exam fee.

Where do I go to write the exam?

Address locations can be viewed here.

Will I be allowed to take a washroom break?

Washroom breaks are not allowed once you have started the exam.

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from sitting for the entire exam, you must make special arrangements with the AIC in advance and provide a medical note from your doctor. Arrangements will be made for you to write the exam outside of the regularly scheduled sittings.

What if I need to leave before I have finished the exam?

Those who leave the exam room during the course of an exam, regardless of the reason, must turn in their exam and it will be scored as submitted.

Where can I get study materials?

The Harmonized LLQP requires completion of a certification program.

Here is a list of approved HLLQP educators.

How often is the LLQP exam written in either Calgary or Edmonton?

The AIC schedule for the LLQP exams is as follows:

Mondays and Tuesdays*

 

  • 8:45 – 10:45
  • 11:15 – 12:30
  • 1:15 – 2:30
  • 2:45 – 4:00

*If the Monday is a statutory holiday, the exam schedule will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

Can the 4 LLQP modules be written in one day?

Yes. Certified students will have the flexibility to write the exam in four 75 minute sittings on the same day or dispersed over 1 year at the AIC Calgary or Edmonton office. (* subject to exam sitting availability)

Is the LLQP exam open book?

A copy of the approved study material will be provided to you on an electronic reader. No other materials are permitted.

How long is each exam? How many questions are in each exam?

The number of questions in each exam is as follows:

  • Ethics and professional practice, 75 minutes and 20 questions
  • Life insurance, 75 minutes and 30 questions
  • Accident and sickness insurance, 75 minutes and 30 questions
  • Segregated funds and annuities, 75 minutes and 30 questions

Do students have to pass all 4 exams to apply for a life license?

Yes

What’s the pass mark for the LLQP modular exam?

Minimum of 60% is required to pass each module.

What if I passed one or more of the exams more than 12 months from the time I apply for my license?

You must pass all required modules no more than one year preceding your application. Any exams passed more than one year before the date of your application will have to be taken again.

Which exam(s) must I pass in order to qualify for the Accident & Sickness insurance license only?

You must pass two exams:

  • Ethics and professional practice
  • Accident and sickness insurance

within 1 year of applying for your Accident & Sickness license.

If I currently have my A&S license, what must I do to obtain my Life License?

For individuals who are A&S licensed in Alberta,

  • you must be certified in the Harmonized LLQP by an approved course provider,

and prior to January 2016 will be required to pass

  • Life Insurance exam,
  • Segregated Funds & Annuities exam and
  • Ethics and Professional Practices exam

starting January 2016 you will be required to pass

  • Life Insurance exam and
  • Segregated Funds & Annuities exam

Can I have the course provider certify each module as I complete each one so that I can register to write the exam for that module?

When you register for a program with a certified HLLQP course provider, this will determine which modules you must complete as part of that program.

Once you have completed the entire program, the student will be certified by the course provider.

Then you may register to write any exam that you completed as part of the program.

How much is the HLLQP exam?

  • The cost of the new HLLQP (Life and Accident Sickness)  is $100, including all 4 exam modules. A re-write of any one exam module is $100. Fees are subject to change and are located at Examination Fees.
  • The cost of the new A&S exam is $50, including both exam modules. A re-write of any one exam module is $50. Fees are subject to change and are located at Examination Fees.

How can students register to write the HLLQP exam?

  • All students registering for an approved HLLQP course must obtain a CIPR number. To register to write the HLLQP exam, the student must be certified on CIPR by their Course Provider. Exam registration is completed entirely online at the AIC website.

If students are licensed in Alberta, can they be licensed in any other jurisdictions?

They should contact other jurisdictions directly to obtain information about their license requirements.

How does the new HLLQP affect my current license(s)?

  • It doesn’t affect anyone who currently holds a Life or Accident & Sickness insurance certificate. The new LLQP exam is the qualification requirement for new entrants into the industry. If you are a former Life or A&S certificate holder in Alberta, you will not be required to pass the new LLQP exam if you are re-applying within 24 months from the date you last held your certificate(s) in Alberta.

Is the LLQP exam available in French?

  • Yes. If the student chooses to write the HLLQP exam in French, please contact the AIC at exams@abcouncil.ab.ca.

Where can I get study material for the General Insurance exam?

A list of approved General Insurance course providers can be viewed here

Where can I get study material for the Adjuster exam?

A list of approved Adjuster course providers can be viewed here

What’s the structure of the General Level 1 Examination?

  • Technical Skills & Risk Management: 60 questions
  • Ethics & Professionalism: 20 questions
  • Industry Knowledge: 20 questions

What’s the pass mark for the General Level 1 exam?

Minimum of 70% is required to pass the General Level 1 exam.

What’s the structure of the General Level 2 Examination?

  • Technical Skills & Risk Management: 60 questions
  • Ethics & Professionalism: 20 questions
  • Industry Knowledge: 20 questions

What’s the pass mark for the General Level 2 exam?

Minimum of 70% is required to pass the General Level 2 exam.

What’s the structure of the General Level 3 Examination?

  • Industry Knowledge & Skills: 15 questions
  • Brokerage Management: 35 questions

What’s the pass mark for the General Level 3 exam?

  • Minimum of 70% is required to pass the General Level 3 exam.

What’s the structure of the Adjuster Level 1 Examination?

  • General: 40 questions
  • Property: 25 questions
  • Automobile: 25 questions
  • Liability: 10 questions

What’s the pass mark for the Adjuster Level 1 exam?

Minimum of 70% is required to pass the Adjuster Level 1 exam.

Where can I obtain the General Level 1, 2 & 3 study materials?

Here is the list of the General course providers.

Where can I obtain the Adjuster Level 1 study materials?

Here is the list of the Adjuster course providers.

Where can I see the scope of the General Level 1, 2 & 3 examinations?

General Level 1 curriculum design document.

General Level 2 curriculum design document.

General Level 3 curriculum design document.

Are the General Level 1 examination statistics available online?

Yes, the General Level 1 examination statistics are here.