Can I obtain an insurance license from the Insurance Authority (IA) without taking any examination if I have a foreign professional qualification?

Does the IA recognize insurance-related work experience gained outside of Hong Kong?   Some students will ask us what kind of work experience is considered as insurance related industry experience, because their academic qualifications do not meet the requirements. Some people might have the misconception, thinking that without a license, how can one have industry…

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Minimum academic requirements for applying for an IA license

  Is there a minimum education requirement for the insurance industry?   The conditions for licensing in the insurance industry are included in the “Fit and Proper” Guidelines (GL23/Guideline 23) issued by the Insurance Authority. All intermediaries who wish to be licensed must abide by this guideline.   IA listed the educational requirements for intermediaries…

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The difference between IA Responsible Officer(RO) and technical representative (TR)

Regulatory Organisation   Before explaining the difference between Responsible Officer and Technical Representative, you must first know that there is only one regulatory agency that regulates companies engaging in insurance business: the Insurance Authority (IA). All the powers concerning licensing matters, supervision tasks, sanctions and investigations of intermediaries of insurance intermediaries, insurance companies and insurance…

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How to apply for an insurance intermediary IA license in Hong Kong?

  Many students who have no experience in the insurance industry feel puzzled about the procedures regarding applying for a license. This article mainly teaches students how to prepare to apply for a insurance license.   First of all, to apply for an insurance license, you need to meet the requirements of the “Fit and…

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How can I verify the identity of past insurance brokers and insurance agents? How to check the insurance intermediary license records expired before September 23, 2019?

Where can I verify the identity of insurance brokers and insurance agents?   For information on insurance intermediaries that are still valid after September 23, 2019, or newly applied after that day, you can find them on the public search on the website of Insurance Authority:  https://iir.ia.org.hk/#/index   The development history of insurance brokers and…

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