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IBAM Exam Registration

IMPORTANT: Before you register for an exam, you must register for an IBAM course (FOI Self Directed, CAIB Self Study,  Auto Broker Technical Course or CPIB). To do this, go to the "Education" tab, select "Career Path" and choose your desired course. 

Upon completing the course, students must write and pass an exam in order to receive their certificate. Students now have three options to choose from to write their exam; in-person, with a proctor or with a virtual proctor.

  • FOI and Auto Broker Exams are written online and can be done in-person at the IBAM Office or with a proctor or virtual proctor.
  • CAIB Exams can be written in-person, either online or paper version, or with a proctor or virtual proctor.

In-Person Exam Information

IBAM Office Exam Dates

To write in-person at the IBAM Office, please select one of the following dates:


Online Exam Information 

Online exams can be written at the IBAM Office, with a proctor or with a virtual proctor.

Note: Students writing in person at the IBAM office do not need to register for their online exam in Captus, the IBAM Office will register the student.

How to Register for an Online Exam with a Proctor or Virtual Proctor
Step 1

Students register for their course and exam through To register for a course, select from our Career Pathway options, select your course from the Upcoming Course options and complete your registration online. 

  • If you are already an IBAM member, please log in with your information and complete the registration form. 
  • If you are new to insurance, please create a profile and complete the registration form. 
Step 2

Students must then choose how they would like to write their exam: with an in-person proctor or virtual proctor.

If you are writing with an in-person proctor OR the virtual proctor, you MUST register for the exam through IBAM as well as Captus. Please select one of the below exam registration options:

In-Person Proctor

For students who choose to write their exam with a in-person proctor of their choice, please see the below nomination forms for proctor guidelines. Students must fill out one of the below Proctor Nomination forms and submit it to the IBAM office for approval. 

Once the Proctor Nomination Form is approved, students must then register themselves through Captus Press for the online exam. 

Payment by credit card is highly recommended for ease (you can either enter information or have a manager call in with the number) but cheques made out to Captus Press are accepted; however, due to the delay to process a cheque, students must give 2 weeks before they plan to write their exam.

Virtual Proctor

Virtual Proctor options are also now available to all students through Examity.

To choose this option, select the "Online Proctor" check box on the Captus Press Online Exam Registration page.  When your online exam registration is approved in Captus Press, you will receive an email from the proctoring company Examity to create a profile, pay their proctoring fee, and book a date/time to write your exam with one of their proctors.  Additional details on Virtual Proctoring in FAQs.

Step 3

Once you are registered for your exam through Captus Press, you must email  for any CAIB exams and  for any FOI or Auto Broker exams – to inform them on when you are writing your exam.

Step 4

Once IBAM approves  student's exam date/time/proctor, and Captus Press processes the payment, an email will be sent to the student with exam login codes. Proctors will also receive an email with their proctor codes. 

Please note: These codes are only valid for the date and time that the student has been approved to write.

Step 5

The student writes their online exam (3.5 hours for CAIB, 3 hours for FOI and 1.5 hours for Auto Broker). To access the exam portal, please choose from the options below. 

Step 6

Students writing Fundamentals of Insurance (FOI) will know their final marks upon completion of the exam. To receive your certificate (for students who passed the exam) or view your grade, please log in to the member side of the IBAM website with your member or guest login information.

Students writing CAIB will be informed by IBAM via email of their final marks once the exam is processed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your exam to be marked.

At any time, students may contact Captus Press with questions regarding login or proctor codes, the registration process, or technical difficulties. Support is available from 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Call 1-866-348-7888 or email 


Online Exams Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Online Exams Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 What is an online exam? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Has the structure of the CAIB or Fundamentals of Insurance (FOI) exams changed? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Is the exam now open book? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 I struggle with exams and I have never taken an online exam, which makes me even more nervous. posted on Aug 18, 2022
 When are the online exam dates? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Written exams were held from 9:00 am-12:30 pm, does this remain the same? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Does the time frame change? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Can I still take a written exam on paper? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Who can proctor my exam? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 When can I expect my exam mark? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Can I defer my online exam once I have booked it? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 How do I pay for the online exam? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 What is a Virtual Proctor? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 Is there a cost to use a Virtual Proctor? posted on Aug 18, 2022
 What computer requirements are needed for a Virtual Proctor? posted on Aug 18, 2022