PIQ Certificate in Insurance Broking

The second in a series of professional qualifications for Insurance Brokers that specialises in the NZ context and policy wordings. The focus is on General & Business insurance including risk management and claims. The Qualification is intended for:

  • General Insurance brokers
  • New to broking but perhaps have some insurance or financial services background
  • Those with 2-3 years’ broking or broker support experience

The programme is flexible and includes some workshops and online short courses, with a primary focus on technical skills and knowledge. There are a range of levels within the programme to ensure that all students have at least a base level of skills and knowledge.

You should be able to complete the programme within 12-18 months. We allow a maximum of 30 days for each online component. 

Study guides range from 20 - 70 pages depending on the topic, (most are 40-50 pages) and you should allow 30-130 minutes to complete each assessment, again depending on the topic and assessment method.

Workshops are provided by online recordings.

The programme is divided into 4 modules of which three are compulsory and one has some electives in. The elective product knowledge allows you to choose three specialised products that suit your interest or business needs.

The four modules are:

  • Core module
  • Broker Practice
  • Product knowledge
  • Elective product knowledge

You should be able to complete the programme within 12 months. Allow 30 days for each online component. Workshops are typically one hour long, and held 2 times per year.

Each course can be purchased individually for the current IBANZ Members price at time of enrolment, and in house programmes can be developed to meet the needs of your staff.


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Enrol to complete the full programme

Strand Price

Insurance Broking Full Programme


For insurance brokers new to the industry or with some support experience.

$1,760.00 +GST Retail

Core Knowledge

Insurance Broking Core Module

This Module replicates some of the learning from the Professional IQ Broker Support Certificate. If you have already completed these modules they are not required. It provides a basic understanding of the Insurance Industry in New Zealand It provides a back ground to the industry and introduces skills and principles relevant to a new comer to the industry.
TSC6 - Insurance Essentials
PIQW3 - The World of Insurance - Workshop
PIQ2 - Regulations for Financial Services
PIQ3 - Communication in the Workplace
TSC8 - The Insurance Process and Policy Construction
Insurance Broking Core Module
$410.00 +GST Retail

Insurance Broking Practice Module

Designed for Fire and General Insurance Brokers this module explores principles and skills relevant to an insurance brokers day to day operating.
PIQW1 - Principles of Risk Management - Workshop
PIQW4 - Ethics - Workshop
PIQW5 - The Professional and Effective Broker - Workshop
PIQ4 - Claims Principles
ABR2 - Negotiating for Results
TSC13 - The Advice Process
Insurance Broking Practice Module
$680.00 +GST Retail

Insurance Broking Product Knowledge

More suitable for commercial brokers this module provides general product information about the most common commercial insurance polocies. Consists of 6 short on line courses covers the nuts and bolts of material damage, business interruption and several liability covers including professional indemnity.
TSC4 - Material Damage Insurance
TSC1 - Business Interruption
TSL5 - Professional Indemnity
TSL6 - General Liability
TSL3 - Statutory Liability
TSC2 - Commercial Motor Insurance
Insurance Broking Product Knowledge
$350.00 +GST Retail
Core Elective

Insurance Broking Elective Modules

Building on the product knowledge module we introduce some more specialised covers in order to give students more control over the topics they wish to learn. Choose from a number of product and general principle topics to suit your learning requirements. The following unit will show against your enrollment prompt you to let us know your preferred option.
ElectInfoCert - Ins Broker Certificate Elective Options
Insurance Broking Elective Modules
$520.00 +GST Retail
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