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To have a training activity accredited or have the accreditation renewed, or to add a trainer, please log in to your training provider file on ÉduChAD.

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CATEGORIES AND RECOGNIZED SUBJECTS

As stipulated in the Regulation on Compulsory Professional Development​, the ChAD offers accreditation for training activities in the five following categories: 

  • Administration
    Including: economics, accounting and finance, human resources management, marketing, information systems management, management and business strategies.
     
  • Insurance Techniques
    Including: personal lines insurance, commercial lines insurance, risk management, claims adjustment, building services, investigation and loss-prevention techniques.
     
  • Law
    Including: damage insurance, civil law and commercial law.
     
  • Professional Development
    Including: customer service, sales techniques and knowledge transmission methods.
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  • Compliance
    Including: The Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services and its regulations, file keeping, a firm’s obligations, a representative’s legal liability, regulations on professional practice, the investigation and disciplinary process and the Privacy Act.

Training activities must be directly connected to damage insurance or firm management in order to ensure better protection of the public. Consequently, language or communications courses, as well as “personal development” courses are not eligible for accreditation.

For more information on the sub​jects included in each area:
Skills Profile (in French only)
Subjects in the Compliance Category​ (in French only)



CRITERIA FOR TRAINERS

Training can only be accredited if it is provided by an experienced trainer whose professional experience and experience in group facilitation meet the following criteria:


Professional Experience
3 years of experience in the subject he/she teaches.


Trainer’s Experience
If the trainer has over 100 hours of experience, but fewer than 240 hours, he/she must take a two-day course for trainers. If the trainer has no experience as a facilitator, the trainer must take a three-day course for trainers.

The three-day training for trainers is given by the Institut d’assurance de dommages du Québec, by IC Formation, and by the Chambre de l'assurance de dommages.



ACCREDITATION CRITERIA

All accredited activities must: 

  • Last a minimum of one hour. No partial PDUs may be granted.
     
  • Satisfy the following criteria: 
    • ​Contribute to the protection of the public; 
    • Enable ChAD members to further their expertise in damage insurance, claims adjustment and firm management; 
    • Be structured in a manner that is conducive to learning; 
    • Add to one’s qualifications, in other words, enable the member to master the skills required to perform his/her professional duties; ​
    • Be transferable, in other words, the knowledge acquired during the course may be recognized in other damage insurance workplaces; 
    • Deal with a subject listed under section 4 of the Regulation respecting the compulsory professional development of the ChAD (the Regulation).
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  • Be given during a convention, a symposium, a seminar, a classroom training session or through distance or online training
     
  • Be given by a trainer recognized by the ChAD.

Distance or online training must include an exam with a minimum of five questions per hour of training. The participant must score at least 60% to earn PDUs.


For more information:

Regulation respecting the compulsory professional development of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages

Important Change as of January 1, 2016: Beginning with the 2016-2017 reference period, representatives will be obliged to take a course developed by the ChAD worth 2 professional development units (PDUs). The general objective of this compulsory course is to address ethical shortcomings. The new course, Focusing on Compliance: Your Duty to Inform, Explain and Advise, is available online at the ChAD’s training site, ÉduChAD. PDUs earned by taking this course will count towards the 20 compulsory PDUs representatives must earn during each reference period.


Guide d'application sur la formation continue obligatoire [Guide to Compulsory Professional Development] (in French only)



THE ORGANIZATION’S COMMITMENT

Trainers/training suppliers who have been accredited by the ChAD shall offer high quality training that respects the following rules: 

  • ​The trainer must have the skills required to offer the training that he/she has been accredited to provide. 
  • Information given during the training activity must comply with the laws and regulations governing damage insurance. 
  • The trainer must follow the course plan that was submitted with the application for accreditation. 
  • The trainer must not promote a product. 
  • The training supplier and/or the trainer shall not allow any advertising that is false, misleading or likely to deceive the participants. 
  • All advertising must bear the PDU logo of the ChAD and indicate the category it belongs to. 
  • The trainer must have participants sign an attendance sheet at the end of the training and confirm their identity. 
  • ​The trainer must confirm the participants’ presence and download the list onto ÉduChAD no later than ten working days after the training was given.



ACCREDITATION PROCESS

Organizations and independent trainers who wish to apply to have their training recognized must: 

  1. ​Ensure that the training respects the accreditation criteria.
     
  2. Complete the accreditation application form on ÉduChAD. (in French only)
     
  3. Provide the requested documents.
     
  4. Pay the required fees.
     

An activity’s accreditation remains valid for two years after which an application for renewal (in French only) must be submitted. You will receive an automatic reminder by e-mail.


FURTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • All applications for accreditation must be submitted at least 30 days before the training activity is scheduled to be held. 
  • The ChAD must receive payment of the required fees before analysing the application for accreditation. 
  • A supplier who receives a request from the ChAD for additional information on accreditation or the renewal of a training activity must respond to this request within 10 days. 
  • The activities must last a minimum of one hour. No partial PDUs may be granted. 
  • The ChAD must be notified when a trainer is replaced or added to a currently accredited training activity. Please do so by filling out the online form (in French only) on ÉduChAD.​ 
  • All changes to an accredited activity must be submitted in the form of a new application for accreditation.


DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED

  1. The duly completed accreditation application form (in French only), submitted on ÉduChAD.
     
  2. The detailed training plan, including but not limited to: 
    • ​general and specific objectives 
    • course content 
    • course length 
    • learning strategy used 
    • learning materials used
       
  3. The resume of the trainer(s), showing that he/she/they meet the ChAD’s criteria for recognition.
     
  4. The payment, by credit card or cheque


ACCREDITATION AND RENEWAL FEES

The ChAD must receive payment of the required fees before analysing the application for accreditation. The following fees cover the 2-year accreditation period: 

  • $70 file analysis fee 
  • $65 per PDU granted 
  • $15 per accredited trainer

A file analysis fee is now required to renew the accreditation, and is non-reimbursable, even if the renewal is denied.

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