Alberta Insurance Level 1: General Insurance Course

The Alberta Insurance Council (AIC) is responsible for the licensing and regulation of insurance agents, brokers, and independent adjusters. AIC has published the Alberta Level 1 General Insurance Broker/Agent Licensing textbook, First Edition 2020. With permission from the AIC the contents from the textbook have been incorporated into this course by the RAC curriculum design staff and all presented materials align with the curriculum design document that has been approved by AIC’s General Insurance Council. The document can be found on the AIC website.


Learning Materials

The learning materials for this course have been created from the most current AIC textbook and are based on the  content and resources that are required for learners to be successful on the Alberta Level 1 General Insurance Broker/Agent Licensing exam.

General Insurance Exam

In order to write the government-regulated exam, you must take a course from an approved school, such as the RAC. Through the enrollment process, your information will be entered into the AIC student learner system to affirm that you will be eligible to write the exam after successful completion. Exam schedules and fees are handled directly by AIC. You must register directly with AIC to write the exam independently at your own cost.

Application of Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Principles

The course consists of 17 chapters, and each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives. Each chapter includes questions that are in the form of mini case scenarios, narrative questions, multiple choice questions, and a practice final examination. An index and glossary of terms can also be found at the end of this course, and is accessible at any time. This course intends to provide learners with materials that will assist them in preparing for an Alberta Level 1 General Insurance Broker/Agent Licensing exam.

Royal Alberta College's Insurance program prepared me to challenge the Alberta Insurance Council's licencing examination and move toward a new career path. The flexibility of the program, which is designed around an easy-to-navigate online learning portal, fit my lifestyle much better than traditional classroom environments. I also made significant use of the downloadable, dictated audio within each reading assignment, which I listened to while enjoying morning walks. I highly recommend Royal Alberta College to anyone who wishes to pursue continuing education.

Shaun M

From Calgary


To become eligible for the AIC exam, follow these steps:

  1. After completing the course and passing the final exam, email your contact information to within two weeks.
  2. After notifying the registrar of your information, you will receive an email from CIPR within 48 hours.
  3. Complete the CIPR registration process.
  4. Once you complete the CIPR registration, you MUST email the registrar’s office ( with your CIPR number.
  5. The registrar will complete a final step to confirm your eligibility within an additional 48 hours.

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