Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton

2024 | RIBO Level 1 Weekend Refresher Course | October 25, 26, & 27

Posted Jan 18th, 2024 in Educational Seminars, IBAH News

If you have taken the Level 1 RIBO Basic Brokers Preparation Course, but would like to do a three-day weekend refresher course, to further prepare, you’re in luck, we’re offering a weekend option in October 2024.

Course Details

This refresher course will review the entire IBAO ‘Becoming an Insurance Broker’ Manual with a heavy focus on the basics of property and auto insurance as this is where most students struggle with securing exam marks.  This course is designed for anyone who may have taken a course previously, was unsuccessful in passing the exam or does not wish to do 100% self-study.    

Within the online portal, you will find pre-recorded videos of each chapter, so it is highly recommended that you sign up 2-3 months ahead of time so you can listen to the course material. 

We recommend you review the course material by going over all the self-examination questions at the end of each chapter, and the online quizzes contained in the portal which you will have access to once you register.

IMPORTANT – If you do not give yourself sufficient time to listen to the recordings, read the book and complete quizzes at the back of the chapter then you will not maximize the benefits of this Weekend Refresher course.  The purpose of the course is to act as a review for testing purposes and exam preparation and to provide a touch point for Q&A. 


The Weekend refresher is completed via Zoom.


Friday: Chapters 1-6 review – 6 pm thru to 9 pm

Saturday: Chapters 7, 8 & 10 - 10 am thru to 4 pm

Sunday: Chapters 9 & 11 - 10 am thru to 4 pm


Students must have a current version of the 'Becoming An Insurance Broker' (1st Edition, 2020, or 2nd Edition, 2023) or 'Fundamentals of Insurance textbook' (4th Edition, 2011). Textbooks are NOT included with registration in this course. 

The 'Becoming An Insurance Broker' hardcopy textbook can be purchased here on the IBAO website. $190 for members and $240 for non-members. 


REGISTRATION ACCEPTANCE To register for a course, a completed registration form must be received, with payment in full (to IBAH) prior to the start date. Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis.

WE NEED AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE TO REGISTER. If the review class is at the risk of being cancelled due to lack of registration, you will receive a full refund, however, there is a $125.00 processing fee. 

PAYMENT OPTIONS  Certified cheque, money order or MasterCard, VISA, American Express and PayPal.

DEADLINES  The official cut-off for registration is seven (7) business days prior to the start date. Late registrants may be accepted space permitting.

CANCELLATION  Written notice (email accepted) must be received prior to the start of the date. A full refund is granted when IBAH receives notice more than fourteen (14) business days prior to the start date; however, there is a $125.00 processing fee. No refunds are granted on or after the start date. The penalty for insufficient notice is at the discretion of the IBAH.

FEES  Licensing and RIBO accredited programs are NOT tax exempt. Member Fee $325.00 & Non-Member Fee $375.00. Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

NSF & BANKING FEES  All bank charges incurred are the applicant’s responsibility.

Note: it’s the student’s responsibility to become familiar with the Registration Policy prior to enrolment. Please keep a copy of the registration information for your records.


Kelsey Hazelton, HBA, CIP, CPIB 

Kelsey has seven years of insurance experience and has taken countless continuing education courses throughout her career. In 2023 she was named one of Insurance Business Canada’s Rising Stars and was a Finalist for IBAO’s Rising Talent Award. She has obtained the CIP and CPIB designations as well as a Commercial Insurance Certificate. Currently, she is working towards the CMGA designation. Kelsey has been instructing the Broker Launchpad course with IBAO since 2022 and has taken on instructing CIP courses with IIO since 2023. In all courses, Kelsey makes a point of keeping things simple and easy to understand by speaking from experience. Before her insurance career, she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Register Online

1. Complete form below and click 'submit.'

2. You will be redirected to a 'shopping cart' page.

3. Follow the links to complete your online payment.

4. After a successful payment, an email with a copy of your invoice attached will be sent to you.


I confirm that the above applicant is an employee of the employer named below or will be so employed by the commencement of this course.

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