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Chartered Insurance Professional Program

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Overview

CIP is the industry's standard of excellence and professionalism. This program places emphasis on the integration of both practical and theoretical knowledge and it features concentrations for underwriters, brokers/agents and adjusters.

Seneca College offers selected courses within the 10 course program from time to time in any of the three semesters: September, January and May. Each course ends prior to the examination schedule published by the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC). Generally these are scheduled for the first week of December, April or July respectively. Eight of the courses are part of the Business Insurance Diploma. See Business - Insurance Diploma for details.

Course content follows and uses the IIC material and syllabus. Tuition fees at Seneca College are for the course only. Students purchase their textbook materials directly from the IIC. Examination registration is directly with the IIC and held at their offices.

Our faculty have years of industry familiarity which they bring to the classroom to enhance the learning experience.
For detailed information on the program please go to the Insurance Institute's official site at: www.iic-iac.org.

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New students are invited to attend an information session.


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Courses

Insurance Institute Course Code and Name

CIP011
Principles and Practices of Insurance
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This course introduces the concept of risk and shows how insurance deals with risk. Students examine the basic concepts and language of insurance, the legal context of insurance and, the participants in the industry and their relationship to each other. The principles covered in this course underlie every situation encountered in insurance and every policy and courses studied subsequently.




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CIP012
Insurance on Property
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Prerequisite(s):

CIP011

This course is an introduction to property insurance. It lays the foundation for all types of property insurance, and then discusses the perils, clauses, and limitations in the most common personal lines policies. Students will see how policies develop, with unique perils, clauses, and limitations to suit changing needs.




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CIP013
Insurance Against Liability Part I
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Prerequisite(s):

CIP012 and CIP014

This course introduces students to those legal principles that affect liability insurance including an introduction to the Canadian legal system and the differences between the common law and the Civil Code of Quebec. The course includes discussion of some of the more common ways people become liable to each other and explains how this liability may be insured or why it cannot be insured.




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CIP014
Automobile Insurance Part I
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Prerequisite(s):

CIP011

This is a detailed study of automobile insurance in Canada. It deals with legislation related to automobile insurance and policies and regulations, concentrating primarily on personal coverages. The course gives students an overall view of the different provincial approaches to automobile insurance and some of the problems related to it. Students will deal in detail with Owner Policies.




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CIP039
Fraud Prevention and Awareness
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Prerequisite(s):

CIP013

Students will learn how fraud may arise under insurance policies and what initiatives the insurance industry had advanced to fight fraud. The cost of fraud is discussed as well as the laws that affect how insurers must handle claims investigations and settlements. Property, liability and automobile claims are covered.




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CIP110
Essentials of Loss Adjusting
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Prerequisite(s):

CIP013

Focused knowledge of insurance and professional conduct within the claims domain forms the core of this course. Soft skills and knowledge required to handle claims are blended into the curriculum in order to improve fundamental claims handling techniques. Students will learn about managing relationships in order to gather critical information in the claims handling process. A step-by-step process delivers the key to policy analysis for coverage evaluations. Students will also learn the fundamentals of investigation, evaluation, negotiation and settlement within the claims process.




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CIP120
Underwriting Essentials
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Prerequisite(s):

CIP012 and CIP014

The course begins with an overview of the underwriter's role as an investor of shareholder capital on behalf of the insurer. The role of the underwriter has evolved and students will learn how the underwriter accepts or reflects risk for the insurer within parameters both set by the insurer and imposed by the external environment.




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CIP130
Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker & Agent
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Prerequisite(s):

CIP013

This course provides an overview of insurance business practices from the broker's perspective and begins by introducing the broker as an insurance intermediary. Students learn the needs of personal lines clients and small commercial risks and the skills that typical grocer will use to perform effectively. Students will follow the progress of a risk from initial contact with the client through the evaluation and application process, to binding and policy documents. Major product lines and common policy transactions handled by brokers will be reviewed.




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Program Contacts

Belinda Becker
Program Assistant
Belinda.Becker@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22797


Emiliano Introcaso
Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24043


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.