Jan 25th, 2021

RIBO Response to Current Provincial Government Lockdown Measures 

In response to the current lockdown, RIBO will be making the following changes to certain Registration and Qualification processes: 

Application for Licensing Exams: 

  • We strongly encourage the use of our online application form which may be found [here]. Once completed, email it to registration@ribo.com. Please note that applications received electronically will be prioritized.  
  • Applicants are required to provide a photograph (headshot in jpeg format) and should email this along with your application. 
  • Applicants are required to provide a criminal record verification and should submit email copy with their application. 

Due to the pandemic, in-person licensing exams remain suspended at the RIBO offices. Online exams are available through the Insurance Institute of Canada (contact exams@insuranceinstitute.ca for more information). RIBO is also working with the IBAO and other providers to support limited in-person exams where permitted. For example, IBAO is willing to coordinate and host in person exams for candidates who are already employed by brokerages. These exams would take place in brokerage offices.  Brokerages can register their exam candidates [here].  

Criminal Record Checks 

For the time being, RIBO will accept third party criminal record verification (such as those provided by Sterling BackCheck and others) as an alternative to those provided by the police. These should be provided to RIBO electronically with the application. Note: Please maintain all original materials copies. 

Registrations/Reinstatements: 

All required documentation for registration/reinstatements should be sent together to tracy@ribo.com and copy erica@ribo.com and should include your electronic funds payment (direct deposit) confirmation. 

Continuing Education Accreditation 

The process for reviewing CE accreditation applications is now entirely online. All requests for CE accreditation should utilize the online forms available [here]. Materials provided in support of an application should be provided as part of your online submission.

Payments 

Currently, we are accepting direct deposits for payments for examination fees, registration/reinstatement fees and CE accreditation fees.