Wednesday, June 29 2022

TORONTO, ON, JANUARY 27, 2022 /inPRESS/ – The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) recently released an on-demand version of Broker Launchpad, its RIBO Level 1 Licensing course. This is the latest expansion to its revamped licensing program – IBAO originally overhauled the course in 2020 to provide a modern learning experience for those joining the broker channel.

“The transition to a hybrid classroom was a critical first step given the challenges the pandemic has brought to our classes,” said Brett Boadway, COO of IBAO. “We went further by offering an on-demand version of our licensing program. Future brokers can learn anytime, anywhere, at their own pace. »

With the IBAO’s recent move to online exams for its national designation program, CAIB (Chartered Insurance Broker in Canada) and RIBO exams, including license levels 1 and 2, the transition of its course the most popular and essential towards an on-demand offering was a logical next step.

“It has become increasingly important for our members to bring in new talent, moving newly licensed brokers to the front lines,” said IBAO CEO Colin Simpson. “The ease and flexibility of this course is a real benefit to IBAO members and non-members alike.”

The course is fully accessible, works with all screen readers and features closed captions. Students can take advantage of the course’s contemporary design, including e-books and digital media. It uses plain language and excludes industry jargon to focus on its demographics of those entering the industry for the first time.

“One of IBAO’s top priorities is to make our education more accessible to brokers and future brokers across the province,” said Boadway. “This on-demand license course can be taken remotely. After the course, students can take their exam online via IBAO. We hope this flexibility will lead to an increase in talent in the Ontario broker channel.

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The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a not-for-profit association representing over 15,000 insurance brokers across Ontario.

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