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Writing the Fundamentals Exam Outside Metro Vancouver

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GENERAL INFORMATION

If you live outside Metro Vancouver, your Fundamentals of Insurance exam must occur on a weekday (Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays) between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE FUNDAMENTALS EXAM

The fee for the online Fundamentals exam is $195, including GST.

To register for the online Fundamentals exam, please do the following two steps:

Step 1 – Nominate Your Proctor

You must nominate your own exam proctor. Only the following people are acceptable as exam proctors:

  • Level 3 general-insurance licensees
  • Education professionals currently employed with an accredited university or college
  • Government administrators.

Have your nominated proctor download and complete the Proctor Nomination Form. S/he should send it to us for approval by regular mail, courier, or as an email attachment (scanned PDF) at least three (3) business days before your chosen exam date. Our contact information is shown on the form.

Warning! Proctor Nomination Forms are only processed when we've been given at least three (3) 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.

Warning! 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.

 
Step 2 – Register for Your Online Exam

You must choose your own exam location, date and time. Only the following places are acceptable as exam locations:

  • Insurance brokerage offices (outside Greater Vancouver only)
  • Educational institutions (accredited colleges and/or universities)
  • Government locations (Service Canada, BC Services offices, government exam centers).

Click here to 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.

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.

Warning! 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!

Warning! 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.

Warning! WHEN YOU ATTEND AN ONLINE EXAM…

 

  • Bring your candidate code and government-issued photo ID (valid driver’s licence, passport, citizenship card); your photo ID must be written in English so the proctor can confirm your identity
  • Be on time and respect IBABC’s rules and the exam location’s rules and policies.
  • Do NOT take family or friends with you.
  • Cheating on an exam isn’t worth it! If you sneak written reference materials or a mobile device into the exam room, talk to another examinee or look at someone else’s exam, you’ll be immediately disqualified from the exam, barred from writing it again for one (1) year, and have your actions reported to the Insurance Council of B.C.

If you live outside Metro Vancouver and want to defer (reschedule) or cancel an online-exam booking…

Warning! 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

  • Contact the exam location you booked and tell them you want to change your exam sitting.
  • Download and print the Proctor Nomination Form.
  • Indicate the new exam date and time on the form.
  • If your exam-proctor changes, indicate the new proctor’s name on the form.
  • Send the completed form (scanned PDF) to .

To cancel your online-exam booking when it’s more than seven (7) days away

  • Contact the exam location you booked and tell them you want to cancel your exam sitting.
  • Send an email message to  to say you’re cancelling your exam. (You’ll receive a full refund of the exam fee.)

To defer your online-exam booking when it’s seven (7) days away or less

  • Contact the exam location you booked and tell them you want to change your exam sitting.
  • Download and print the Proctor Nomination Form.
  • Indicate the new exam date and time on the form.
  • Send the completed form with your $75 deferral-fee payment via email (scanned PDF) to .

To cancel your online-exam booking when it’s seven (7) days away or less

  • Contact the exam location you booked and tell them you want to cancel your exam sitting.
  • Send an email message to  to say you’re cancelling your online exam. (You’ll receive a refund, less $75.)

Warning! 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.

 

Warning! An exam deferral or cancellation received later than 4:30 p.m. on the date the exam is scheduled is treated as an expired registration. If you still want to write the exam after that, you must pay another $195.

 

Getting Your Online Fundamentals Exam Mark

As soon as you complete the online Fundamentals exam your mark appears on the computer screen. A grade certificate is also sent to the email address you provide during registration. If you misplace the email, input your confirmation code here to retrieve your certificate.

Warning! After you’ve written a Fundamentals 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.

 
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A PAPER VERSION OF THE FUNDAMENTALS EXAM

If you live outside Metro Vancouver and are not able to arrange a proctor for an online Fundamentals exam, have a fee credit with IBABC for a previously-paid exam, or don't have access to a computer, you may write a paper version of the exam on one of the following dates:

Year Exam Date Registration Deadline
2019 May 8 April 1
2019 September 18 August 12
2019 December 4 October 28

The fee for the paper-based Fundamentals exam is $195, including GST.

To register for a paper exam outside Metro Vancouver…

Download and complete the Fundamentals of Insurance Registration Form. Send it to us by regular mail, courier, or as an email attachment (scanned PDF). Our contact information is shown on the form.

When we receive your completed form and process your payment, we'll make arrangements for your exam time and location. Please feel free to make suggestions.

We’ll then send you an exam confirmation notice one week before your exam date, which will confirm the start time and location.

Warning! To be registered in a paper exam, you must send us your completed registration form and full payment of the exam fee by the corresponding registration deadline. No exceptions.


Warning! WHEN YOU ATTEND A PAPER EXAM…

 

  • Bring your candidate code and government-issued photo ID (valid driver’s licence, passport, citizenship card); your photo ID must be written in English so the proctor can confirm your identity
  • Be on time and respect IBABC’s rules and the exam location’s rules and policies.
  • Do NOT take family or friends with you.
  • Cheating on an exam isn’t worth it! If you sneak written reference materials or a mobile device into the exam room, talk to another examinee or look at someone else’s exam, you’ll be immediately disqualified from the exam, barred from writing it again for one (1) year, and have your actions reported to the Insurance Council of B.C.

Getting Your Paper Fundamentals Exam Mark

Your paper Fundamentals exam mark will be posted on our website about two (2) weeks after you write the exam. A grade certificate is also sent to the email address you provide during registration. If you misplace the email, input your confirmation code here to retrieve your certificate.

Warning! After you’ve written a Fundamentals 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. 

Paper-exam Cancellation Policy

After the registration deadline, exam fees are non-refundable.

CONTACT

Do you have questions about writing a Fundamentals exam outside Vancouver that aren’t answered above? Contact Ileana Toledo at or 604-606-8005.