FCIP Program Admission

Once you are ready to apply for admission to the FCIP, you will need to gather some documentation.

If you are applying with a university degree or college diploma, the Institute requires copies of official transcripts from the institutions you attended.  An official transcript will show your full name, the full name of the institution you attended, a list of the courses you completed, the full name of the credential you were awarded, and the date the credential was conferred.

Your transcripts may take anywhere from several weeks to several months to arrive, depending on your situation. Please ensure that you allow plenty of lead time to gather the required documentation and meet the admission and registration deadlines.

If you hold international credentials, additional requirements apply.

PROGRAM ADMISSION TIMELINES

When you apply for admission to the FCIP Program, your admission documents and payment must be received well ahead of the applicable course registration deadlines. Once we have received your complete admission package, please allow at least 7 business days for your admission request to be processed.

Fall semester   All admission components submitted by July 15
Winter semester     All admission components submitted by November 15

To ensure that you can fully access the online learning platform, you will need a computer that meets the specifications as indicated in Learning Resources.

There are three routes through the FCIP Program, each with its own entry requirements.

If you hold international credentials, additional requirements apply.

REGULAR ROUTE

To apply for admission to the FCIP Program through the regular route, you will need the following:

• A CIP designation
• Current Insurance Institute membership
• Current CIP Society membership (for CIP graduates)
• An undergraduate degree from a Canadian university

ALTERNATE ROUTES

For those who do not hold a university degree, there are two alternate routes available.

College diploma route – To apply for admission to the FCIP program through this route, you will need the following:

• A CIP designation
• Current Insurance Institute membership
• Current CIP Society membership (for CIP graduates)
• A diploma from a Canadian community college or university (minimum of two years)
• Completion of five designated continuing education courses from a Canadian university within five years prior to application

Advanced CIP route – The Advanced CIP certificate program, launching in fall 2015, is a four-course program designed to enhance core business competencies and prepare CIP graduates for challenging opportunities. Courses also provide preparation for study in the FCIP program.

To apply for admission to the FCIP program through the Advanced CIP route, you will need the following:

• A CIP designation
• Current Insurance Institute membership
• Current CIP Society membership (for CIP graduates)
• Completion of the Advanced CIP certificate requirements
• Completion of at least five years’ work experience in property and casualty insurance or related financial services

ALREADY AN FCIP GRADUATE?

If you already have your FCIP designation, you are welcome to continue learning by enrolling as an FCIP continuing education candidate. The program entry and graduation requirements of the regular and alternate routes are waived for continuing education candidates. Other requirements and course prerequisites still apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL FCIP CANDIDATES

Skills, attributes and learning resources you’ll need in your studies
• Attendance at the face-to-face capstone gathering



There are three routes through the FCIP Program: the regular route and two alternate routes. Each has its own graduation requirements, which are outlined below.

REGULAR ROUTE

To graduate from the regular route and be awarded the FCIP designation, you must meet the following requirements:

• Maintain membership in the Insurance Institute and the CIP Society throughout your participation in the program
• Adhere to the FCIP candidate responsibilities
• Pass all six FCIP courses
• Have at least five years’ work experience in property and casualty insurance or related financial services by the time you complete the program

ALTERNATE ROUTES

College diploma route – To graduate from the college diploma route and be awarded the FCIP designation, you must meet the following requirements:

• Maintain membership in the Insurance Institute and the CIP Society throughout your participation in the program
• Adhere to the FCIP candidate responsibilities
• Pass all six FCIP courses
• Have at least 10 years’ work experience in property and casualty insurance or related financial services, five of which must be in a supervisory, managerial or other senior role

Advanced CIP route – To graduate from the Advanced CIP route and be awarded the FCIP designation, you must meet the following requirements:

• Maintain membership in the Insurance Institute and the CIP Society throughout your participation in the program
• Adhere to the FCIP candidate responsibilities
• Pass all six FCIP courses

You may want to talk to your manager about the organization’s support for your efforts and how the FCIP fits into your overall career development. You will also need to discuss how you will balance work and study time, and what level of support is available to meet program costs. To help in this discussion, we have prepared a business case for the FCIP that you can tailor for your use.

Download the FCIP Business Case

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO THE FCIP IS EASY

Step 1. Application
• Visit www.insuranceinstitute.ca and log in with your Institute member ID and password.
• Once you’ve logged in on the site, follow the prompts to submit your application.
• You will be asked to confirm what level of education you’ve completed, and to upload your transcripts electronically during the application process.
• You can either pay the admission application fee by credit card when you apply, or you may choose “Get a Quote” to request a printable invoice, which you can mail to us with a cheque or money order.
• You will receive a confirmation email advising you that we have received your application. The confirmation email includes a reminder of all required admission information, such as transcripts and payment.

At this point, your application will be pending review

Step 2. Admission
• The FCIP team will review your application, validate your payment and review your transcripts.
• You will receive an email if we have any questions about your application.

Step 3. Approval 
• Once your application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that you can now register for courses as soon as the next registration period opens.

Step 4. Course Registration
• When the next registration period opens, log in and register for your first course.
• You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Log in now to start your application