Celebrating The Relevance Of Insurance Education

National Education Month: February 2017

Toronto, ON (Feb. 2, 2017) – Canada’s P&C industry will celebrate National Education Month in February, showcasing the education and professional development of insurance professionals across the country.

The Insurance Institute has expanded its annual National Education Week to a month this year to accommodate the many events promoting the relevance and value of a P&C education.

“Education and professional development is fast becoming tailored to meet the changing and specialized needs of insurance professionals and their clients,” says Peter Hohman, MBA, FCIP, ICD.D, president and CEO of The Insurance Institute of Canada. “Through our programs, courses, seminars, webinars and research, the Institute is keeping P&C insurance professionals wellinformed about managing and insuring clients’ emerging risks.”

Digital ‘disruptors’ such as automated cars, online ride and house sharing apps, the Internet of Things, peer-to-peer insurance companies, and artificial intelligence all point to the need for insurance professionals to update their knowledge to stay on top of their clients’ changing needs.

Local institutes across the country will be offering a wide variety of seminars and webinars during National Education Month. Sample topics include automated vehicles, distracted driving, insurance opportunities related to Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), construction estimates, restoring textiles after a loss, and more.

“Professional development and education is also keeping pace with the increasingly digitized environment of insurance professionals,” Hohman adds. “The Institute is delivering its education electronically in many different ways in our designation and certificate programs.”

The Institute offers facilitated online learning in its Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation program, Advanced CIP and Risk Management certificate programs, as well as in select Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) courses. Most recently, it has introduced online continuing education (CE) for brokers, called CE OnDemand, and computer-based exams (CBE).

More information about National Education Month, including a complete guide of what’s happening at local institutes across the country, is available on the Insurance Institute website.

About the Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute is the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry.

The Institute sets professional standards for the industry through education programs that lead to a range of designations and certificates, including the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP).

On behalf of the industry, the Institute also conducts demographic research and produces reports and publications. We strive to keep our members up to date on insurance industry news and Institute happenings in our social media channels, various newsletters, email updates and local news from our individual Institutes and Chapters from around Canada.

Source: Insurance Institute