- Qualifying Hours for Full Membership
Canadian Institute of Underwriters:
In order to obtain or maintain your status as a Full Member of the
CIU, you must complete 15 hours of continuing education each year.
Excess hours cannot be carried forward to future years.
During the annual membership drive, in addition to completing your
renewal form you will be asked to confirm, by signature, that you
have completed your 15 hours of continuing education. It is not necessary
to provide details of your hours at this time.
It is the responsibility of the member to maintain a record of accumulated
hours as credit slips will not be issued by the qualifying venues.
A log sheet is attached for
use at your discretion. It can also be detached for use on your own
While the accumulation of qualifying hours is based on the honor
system, the CIU Board of Directors will conduct a random audit each
year. If chosen for the annual audit, you will be asked to provide
the details of your qualifying hours within 30 days of the request.
For this reason, you should maintain your log
sheet for a minimum of one year, following the period that the
log actually covers. For example, if your log sheet covers the period
JANUARY 1 onwards, through to DECEMBER 31 of the same given year,
then you should maintain your log sheet through the next period of
12 months, that is through until DECEMBER 31 of the following year.
The attached list of educational pursuits should not be considered
exhaustive. It is designed to represent the types of qualifying education
that are acceptable to the CIU for continuing educational credit hours.
To attain 15 hours of educational credit an underwriting professional
may accumulate credits from the following sources:
Examples of industry related conferences and seminars: annual meetings
of the CIU, AQTV or AHOU and educational seminars sponsored by those
organizations such as the CIU Educational Seminar and the ALU Seminar
Also included in the above grouping of industry related events are:
The International Underwriting Congress, Society of Actuaries seminars,
Medical Directors conferences such as CLIMOA, CADU and related health
and disability seminars.