ILS Introduction to General Insurance program: Obtaining a Level 1 general insurance salesperson’s license in British Columbia made easier

Building on over twenty years of experience as the premier educator for the Canadian insurance industry, ILScorp’s ILS Introduction to General Insurance program offers students all they need to start a career in the insurance industry

COURTENAY, B.C. � April 12, 2012 – The ILS Introduction to General Insurance program (ILS IGI) is now available online for students across British Columbia, ILScorp, a long-time provider of insurance and financial services education and training, announced today.

Recently accredited by the Insurance Council of British Columbia, this innovative program allows students to study for and obtain their Level 1 general insurance salesperson’s license from a single source.

�This is a unique program for new insurance professionals,� says Ken MacRae, ILScorp’s President and CEO. �ILScorp has been educating the insurance industry for more than twenty years and in this time, we’ve remained aware that no two students are alike. From learning style preferences to financial concerns, there are a host of considerations when embarking on a new field of study. The options ILS IGI students have are unparalleled.�

MacRae says the ILS IGI Program has been designed to accommodate students of all backgrounds, skillsets and budgets. Students can benefit from an easy-to-follow text book, online text or video instruction, study guide, electronic flash cards and practice exams. Each option allows students to review program material at their own pace so they are fully confident before writing the ILS Introduction to General Insurance final exam.

�It’s a complete and comprehensive program,� MacRae adds. �We’ve been hearing from students who’ve gone through the studying and exam process and the consensus is: this program works.�

In late February 2012, 25 students took part in the first live ILS IGI training seminar. More than 80 percent of the class passed the final exam on the first try � and the vast majority scored 90 percent or better.

Written by Steve Hawrishok, original author of the Fundamentals of Insurance program and the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) program, the ILS Introduction to General Insurance program is the most up-to-date level 1 insurance licensing program available, making it an ideal option for today’s newcomers to the industry.

�My own career in the insurance industry has been tremendously rewarding and fulfilling,� says MacRae. �I’m thrilled that the ILS IGI program offers British Columbians a fast, easy and fun way to get started in this diverse and dynamic field.�

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Click here to see what students of the first live ILS IGI seminar had to say about their experiences.

About ILScorp

ILScorp is an industry leader in insurance broker education in Canada. Building on more than two decades of in-person training, in 2000, ILScorp went online with and became the first independent organization to offer online continuing education and licensing preparation training. In 2007, ILScorp offered the first training programs in a video-streaming format. Today, ILScorp continues to be the training course provider of choice for more than 21,000 Canadian insurance professionals. Its news arm, ILSTV ( offers free daily broadcast and text insurance news to a worldwide audience. ILSJobBank ( is the hub for insurance and financial services employment services. ILSWebServices ( offers professional clients from coast to coast a full suite of website development, designing and hosting solutions, including Learning Management Systems, Search Engine Optimization development and social media management.