Insurance Management

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Program Code: 2890

School: The Business School

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Progress Campus


The Insurance Management program is a two-semester Ontario Graduate Certificate program focused on training college or university graduates in claims investigation, claims adjusting and claims processing within the Property and Casualty Insurance sector. This School of Business program provides students with a strong educational base in various aspects of insurance and prepares graduates to function effectively in the insurance industry, leading to supervisory and management positions in business, government and service organizations. Students will be able to explain how the business of insurance works, as well as define and explain the importance of property, casualty and liability insurance. Upon graduation, learners will have acquired sufficient competency to be considered for employment in the Property and Casualty insurance sectors.

The Centennial College Insurance Management Graduate Certificate provides a pathway to the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation by including seven of the 10 insurance industry-specific courses (the maximum allowed by the IIC). The remaining three courses can be taken through the IIC. Please visit the Insurance Institute for all details regarding professional designation.

Centennial College students must join IIC (at no cost) when starting the Insurance Management Graduate Certificate program, and will maintain the free IIC Association membership for the duration of their full-time studies.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
ECON-701 Economic Analysis for Managers Progress Campus
INSR-701 Principles and Practices of Insurance Progress Campus
INSR-702 Insurance on Property Progress Campus
INSR-703 Automobile Insurance Progress Campus
INSR-704 Human Behaviour in Insurance Progress Campus
INSR-705 Essential Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-701 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making Progress Campus
BUSN-731 Corporate and Business Law Progress Campus
INSR-710 Essentials of Loss Adjusting Progress Campus
INSR-711 Underwriting Essentials Progress Campus
INSR-712 Insurance Against Liability Progress Campus
INSR-713 Field Placement Progress Campus

Program Highlights

Centennial College's Graduate Certificate in Insurance Management offers a pathway for Human Resources, Financial Services, and Community and Health Studies diploma graduates to specialize in a growing economic sector. Insurance Management program graduates will have the option of completing the academic requirements for Canadian Insurance Profession (CIP) designation through the Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC).

Career Outlook

  • Claims Adjusters
  • Examiners
  • Investigators
  • Salespersons
  • Legal Support Workers
  • Insurance Underwriters

Academic Requirements

  • Three-year advanced college diploma or university degree in any discipline; 
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English in line with the College language proficiency requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.