Writing a CAIB Exam Outside Metro Vancouver
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If you live outside Metro Vancouver, your CAIB exam must occur on a weekday (Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays) between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM.
Payments for online exams are not transferable to paper exams, and vice versa.
COVID-19 NOTICE: The IBABC education department urges all CAIB examinees who have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 or have any symptoms of the disease – fever, cough, shortness of breath – to delay or defer their exam sittings to a later date. If you’re currently registered for an exam sitting and fall under this request, please contact Susan Coles () to arrange for a one-time exam deferral at no charge.
The fee for a first-time online CAIB exam is $395, including GST.
The fee for an online CAIB exam rewrite is $195, including GST.
To register for an online CAIB exam, please do the following two steps:
Book a date and time for your online CAIB exam at any college or university exam-centre near you. The following are some popular locations to help you:
You are responsible for booking your own exam location and for any fees the location charges for your exam sitting. Be sure to direct your questions about availability, cost and testing processes to the proctor at that location.
When you book your exam sitting, be sure to tell the proctor at that location that you are booking an online-exam sitting.
Proctor Nomination Forms are only processed when we've been given at least three business days’ notice.
The three days’ notice gives us time to receive the form, verify your proctor's information, approve or disapprove him/her, notify the online-exam provider (Captus Press), and email your proctor a special proctor code.
A proctor code will only be sent to a valid business-email address that contains the proctor’s first name or initial, last name and the name of his/her place of employment. No Gmail or Hotmail addresses, please.
Register for your online exam at the Online Registration Site (provided by Captus Press) at least three (3) business days before your chosen exam date.
Do NOT phone us to book your online exam. No exam times are booked, changed or discussed over the phone. No exceptions.
If you pay for the online CAIB exam by cheque, it must be made payable to ‘Captus Press Inc.’ and mailed directly to the following address:
Captus Press Inc.
Cheques sent to IBABC for the online CAIB exam will be returned to sender.
Once you're approved and you receive email confirmation that your payment has been processed, your exam date and time will be activated.
You'll then receive an examination candidate code by email. You must take this code to the exam location to be able to login and write it.
Your exam application will NOT be approved until both Steps 1 and 2, above, are properly completed. Due to high processing volumes, IBABC is NOT responsible for improper registrations and will NOT notify you about any registration errors or correct them for you. If you send us an incomplete or incorrect form it will be rejected, and you will be expected to re-submit the form with full and proper information. You MUST submit the Proctor Nomination Form and register for the exam online at least three (3) business days' before your chosen exam date and time. No exceptions!
You have one (1) year from the date you register to take the exam. Exam payments are only valid for one (1) year and are non-refundable past six (6) months from purchase. If more than a year passes and you still want to write the exam, you must pay another $195.
If you don’t show up for your exam and haven’t rescheduled or cancelled it before 4:30 p.m. on the exam day, you’ll lose the entire exam fee. If you still want to write the exam after that, you must pay a re-write fee of $195.
You can defer or cancel your exam booking right up to the day of the exam, but to avoid paying us a $75 fee you must defer or cancel at least seven (7) days before the exam date.
To defer your online-exam booking when it’s more than seven (7) days away…
To cancel your online-exam booking when it’s more than seven (7) days away…
To defer your online-exam booking when it’s seven (7) days away or less…
To cancel your online-exam booking when it’s seven (7) days away or less…
Do NOT phone us to defer or cancel your online exam. We don’t book, change or discuss online exams over the phone. No exceptions.
An exam deferral or cancellation received later than 4:30 p.m. on the date the exam is scheduled for is treated as an expired registration. If you still want to write the exam after that, you must pay a re-write fee of $195.
When you write an online CAIB exam, your mark will be emailed directly to you about ten (10) business days after you write the exam.
Do NOT phone us to get your exam mark. Due to high call volumes, exam marks are NOT given out over the phone.
All CAIB exams with marks between 55% and 59% are automatically remarked, free of charge, to ensure the accuracy of the result. This re-marking is done before marks are provided.
After you’ve written a CAIB exam, your mark is all that will be provided to you. You will NOT be given a copy of your marked exam or an opportunity to discuss your exam answers with anyone.
Job Board FAQ
I’m a Job Seeker looking for a job
I’m not a member of IBABC. Can I still use the job board?
Yes; anyone who’s seeking a job in the P&C insurance industry in B.C. can create a profile (visible to member brokers looking to hire) and view current job postings (posted by member brokers looking to hire) on the job board. You have the option of either creating a profile which potential employers can see and applying for jobs directly through the job board, or simply looking at posted jobs anonymously.
How do I login/create a profile?
I’ve logged in. How do I apply for jobs?
Once you’ve completed your profile you’ll be able to search and apply for jobs. Each job posting you click on will have a gray button that says “Apply.” Please note: if you don’t see the “Apply” button at the top of job listing it is because you haven’t properly logged in and completed your profile. Please close your browser and go back to your confirmation email, follow the link and complete your profile. After your profile has been successfully completed you will be able to see the “Apply” button.
What does the “Save a Job” button do?
When you are browsing for jobs clicking the “Save a Job” button (located at the top of a job posting) will let you save that job on your “My Saved / Applied Jobs”. This helps keep track of what jobs you have viewed and which jobs you have applied for.
I’m still employed and looking for a new job. Will my currently employer be able to see my profile?
If your employer has a job board account and is currently looking for new hires, it’s possible that she/he will see your profile. You can simply look at job postings anonymously without creating a profile, but if you want to apply for a job directly through the job board you will need to create a profile.
I’m an Employer looking to hire
I don’t have an account how do I access the job board?
I used to have a job board account, but now my login and password no longer work!
The new job board is based on a tiered access system. erson (the Super Admin) per company has total administrative access of that company’s job board account. Once the Super Admin has been authorized he/she will be given a new login that is different from their old job board account. One p
How do I make my job postings inactive without deleting them?
How do I change my password?
How can I change my brokerage’s name or address?
Please contact IBABC to update your brokerage details.
The address for my brokerage is correct, but the location on the map is wrong.
Please contact IBABC if the map coordinates do not match your brokerage’s address.
I’m a Super Admin. How to I give my colleagues Admin access?
If you’re logged in as a Super Admin you will see on your dashboard a button that says “Add an employer” this will let you add an employee from any branch in your company and give them Employer or Admin status. Click here for definitions of the term: “Super Admin”, “Admin” and Employer.”
Super Admin:This user has the top-level control of the account for the brokerage corporate entity. She/he will be able to view and control the usage and access of the entire brokerage account, and can add, delete or modify the accounts of any Admins or Employers who work at any of the entity’s IBABC-member locations, including the head office, branch offices and affiliate offices, as applicable. Super Admins can manage job postings. IBABC will work with the Super Admins for the initial account set-up. Typically Super Admins will be a brokerage principal, or a designated manager or HR personnel who has authorization from the principal.
Admin: These users can manage job postings for their own branch. They have the authorization to view resumes, post/edit and delete job postings. In a typical multi-branch brokerage, the branch manager or office manager would have Admin status.
Employer: The Employer level is the most basic level of access. By default Super Admins and Admins are Employers that have administrative privileges. Employers can login to search the profiles and résumés posted by Job Seekers. They post jobs at their own location only.
I’m looking at my posting and I don’t see any contact information. How does a Job Seeker contact me?
When a Job Seeker is logged in and clicks on a job posting they will see a grey “Apply” button at the top of each posting. Clicking on this button will send you, the Employer, an email alerting you that this Job Seeker is interested in your job. You can then login to your dashboard, click on “My job applicants” where you can see the applicant full profile including work history and contact information. You can then contact this applicant for an interview.
Terms and Conditions
Description of the Service
The Job Board is an on-line classified advertising service administered by IBABC where job seekers may advertise their availability and apply for jobs and employers who are members of the Insurance Brokers Association of B.C. may advertise job postings and search for and contact job seekers. Only authorized members of IBABC have permission to access the job board for the purposes of contacting job seekers and to advertise job postings at their brokerage.
Registration and User’s Obligations
Both job seekers and employers using the Job Board agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about themselves and (b) maintain and promptly update the user information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. Users will be asked to set up a profile as part of the Job Board registration process. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their profile and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under said profile. Users agree to (a) notify IBABC immediately of any unauthorized use of their profile or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that their account is properly exited at the end of each session. IBABC is not liable for any loss or damage arising from a user’s use or misuse of this service.
IBABC is not obligated to monitor, supervise or control the content of the Job Board and is not responsible for the use of the Job Board or the information disclosed on the site. Users agree to not hold IBABC liable for the quality, safety or legality of the listings posted, the truth or accuracy of any information provided by users, or the ability of users (either job seekers or employers) to fulfill the obligations or services advertised. IBABC does not have an obligation to control the information provided by users of the Job Board, including other job seekers and employers, which is made available through the site. IBABC cannot be held to fault in the event that material is found to be offensive, inaccurate or deceptive. Users acknowledge that risk is involved with posting personal information online and accept that risk, including all risks related to the potential disclosure of the information posted to the site. Please use caution, professional courtesy and common sense when using the site.
Modifications to the Service
IBABC reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Job Board without notice. Users agree that IBABC shall not be liable to users or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the service. IBABC makes no warranty that postings will be correctly processed or accepted or that the service will be free of technical difficulties.
IBABC reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Job Board. IBABC may investigate any complaints or reported violation of the Terms & Conditions and take any action that it deems appropriate, which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending or canceling Job Board accounts, denying access and/or removing any postings from the Job Board.
Termination of Access
Users agree that IBABC, at its sole discretion, may terminate a user’s profile and remove and discard any content within this service, for any reason, including: a change in membership status, for lack of use or in the event that IBABC believes that a user has violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our Terms & Conditions. IBABC may also at its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the service, or any part thereof, without notice. IBABC may immediately deactivate or delete a user’s account and all related information and files in their account. Further, users agree that IBABC shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the service.
Amendment to Terms & Conditions
Users acknowledge that IBABC may at any time modify the Terms & Conditions and any service features, benefits or rules by posting the amended terms on www.ibabc.org even though changes may affect the user. All amended terms shall be effective upon being posted on this site. The last revised date of the Terms & Conditions can be found at the bottom of this document.
Limitation of Liability
IBABC shall not be liable for any damages inflicted on the user in relation to the Job Board and all related services, however derived, including, but not limited to the following:
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