Fundamentals of Insurance Immersion

The Fundamentals Immersion Course is a five-day class held in downtown Vancouver. It's an instructor-led review of the textbook. The class is taught lecture style and focuses on ensuring that the source material (the textbook) for the licensing exam is covered in depth. This class does not teach soft skills required for an insurance career. Its only purpose is to prepare you for the Fundamentals of Insurance licensing exam.

Classes run from 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All Fundamentals Immersion students write their exams online, the week after their immersion course ends.

Warning! Fundamentals Immersion Courses are NOT held at our office on Granville Street in Vancouver. After you have registered and your payment is processed, you’ll receive an email with all the class details within 2 – 3 business days. If you don’t receive that email, contact

The fee for a Fundamentals Immersion Course is $519 for IBABC members and $619 for non-members, including GST. Due to the popularity of these classes, you must submit full payment to guarantee your place.

Immersion students must register and pay for the online Fundamentals exam separately.

Warning! You may only pay an IBABC-member price if you’re currently employed by a brokerage that’s a member in good standing of IBABC.


For the fee you get:

  • Intensive classroom instruction
  • The textbook (mailed to you before the course starts)
  • Supplementary course materials (resource guide and practice exam with marker's guide­).

If you already have a current textbook and don't need to purchase a new one, minus that cost from your Fundamentals Immersion Course fee.

Warning! You’re required to read the entire textbook before the immersion course starts to be ready for in-class discussion.

Registration is cut off two weeks before the start of each immersion course, and class size is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Course Dates:

Year: Course Dates: Registration Deadline:
2020 November 16 - 20 -- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 N/A


Exams for Fundamentals Immersion Students

You'll write your exam online after the class has ended, and you're strongly encouraged to write the exam early in the week after completing the five-day class. This is so the course content will still be fresh in your memory.

You must register separately for your online Fundamentals exam. Click here to register for the Fundamentals exam.

Student Accommodations

If you're from outside Vancouver and are attending an immersion course, you can stay wherever you like. Within walking distance is the Days Inn at 921 West Pender Street, and the YWCA Hotel at 733 Beatty Street.

Cancellation Policy

Textbook fees are non-refundable. 

If you cancel at least 14 days before the course start date, course fees are refunded less a $100 administration fee. If you cancel 14 days or less before the course start date, there's no refund.

If you would like to change your immersion-course date after the withdrawal deadline, a $75 fee for deferral is applied to the change.

Information and Registration

To Register:

Download and complete the Fundamentals of Insurance Registration Form and email a PDF scan of it to


If you have questions about Fundamentals of Insurance Immersion, call 604-606-8005 or email .