Underwriting - you don’t need a license so no additional license or education would be required (however, continuing education specific to insurance is advisable).
For Canada and Alberta, you will need to be licensed to interact with customers directly. This means that brokers and adjusters who advise and settle claims with customers are required to have licenses regardless of the post-secondary education.
The type of license depends on the role you are entering. The Alberta Insurance Council governs the licenses and administers the exams (probably not what you want to hear after graduating). These can be done in one session and depending on your knowledge, luck, etc you could have the entry license completed within a few weeks.
*most employers are understanding of this need to be licensed and will provide a 3 to 6 month window in order to complete the preliminary exam. There is a second exam which is permanent and doesn’t expire unless you allow it or don’t get education credits in a given year. All licensees are required to complete specific credit hours annually (eg 15 hours Alberta).
Hope this helps.
James recommends the following next steps:
- Review AIC website
- Ask myself or anyone else in the field if you have additional questions