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CAIB awards recognize excellence

CAIB means recognition. It's the key that opens doors in the insurance brokerage industry. The Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation is administered by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada and is offered in each province and territory through provincial/regional broker associations. The CAIB courses have been developed by brokers, for brokers.

A CAIB designation not only gets you to the next levels of provincial licensing, it's a recognized professional credential anywhere in Canada that your career may take you. CAIB behind your name helps peers and clients realize that you are a business professional with good technical knowledge of insurance products and services.

High marks in each of the four CAIB courses means recognition, too. Thanks to the generous support of these industry friends, there is now an award for the top mark achieved in each CAIB course in a calendar year, and one for the best exam results in all four.

The Meridian Insurance Agencies Recognition Award sponsored in memory of Santbir Minhas provides $500 for the student who achieves the highest mark on CAIB 1 exams written during the previous calendar year.

The top CAIB 2 student also receives $500, thanks to the Pat Anderson Agencies Recognition Award.

The Renate M. Mueller Consultants Recognition Award honours the top CAIB 3 student with $500.

The Park Georgia Insurance Agencies Recognition Award provides $750 for the CAIB 4 top mark.

In addition to these awards is the $1,000 Ken Underhill Award which is presented to the CAIB graduate with the highest average of all four CAIB courses combined.

The awards, which include a plaque, are presented each year at the IBABC's annual conference.

Now is the time to start thinking about registering for your next CAIB course. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Go to the CAIB section for information on course times and options.