Announcements

  • 2022-08-17 Permanent Launch of the Remote Invigilation Mode Examination (RIME) for 3 Insurance Intermediaries Qualifying Examination (IIQE) Papers

    From 9 September 2022 onwards, RIME will be offered to the public as a permanent option for taking the following IIQE papers:

    (1) the Principles and Practice of Insurance (P&P) paper,
    (2) the General Insurance (GI) paper, and
    (3) the Long Term Insurance (LT) paper.

    RIME is only available to individuals who are not existing licensees but who wish to be licensed by the Insurance Authority (“IA”).  Individuals who are already licensed to carry on regulated activities in certain lines of business cannot rely on RIME results for the purpose of varying their line of business.

    Candidates who pass the relevant RIME papers would be considered, for the purposes of licensing, as having passed the equivalent IIQE papers, such that they can be granted an intermediary licence by the IA to carry on regulated activities in the lines of business that passing these papers would permit, subject to the fulfillment of all other applicable licensing requirements. However, within 18 months counting from the date of passing the RIME paper (“the 18-month period”), candidates must also:

    i)       attend a tailor-made course to be administered by VTC for the relevant IIQE paper (a certain number of CPD hours will be available for such course) (please refer to the PEAK website for details; or
    ii)      pass the relevant original IIQE paper.

    Or otherwise, their licence will expire upon the expiry of the 18-month period.

    The examination fee of RIME is HK$850 per paper.  RIME is provided on a biweekly basis.  Seats are limited for each session.  Candidates can take the RIME remotely at home or at a private location of their choice on their own computers (provided they are in a quiet and well-lit private room, and have a stable internet connection, a webcam, microphone and speaker, which enables remote invigilation to take place).

    Candidates should read the Examination Handbook of RIME carefully and make sure they meet the requirements set out on the Examination Handbook (RIME), especially the Technical (section 3 and Appendix III) and Environment Requirements (section 4) for the RIME, and the Intermediary Licensing Requirements (section 2.1.6) after the RIME, before enrolment.

    For the enrolment, please press here.

    For the licensing enquiries, please refer to the IA website or contact the IA through its hotline at  3899 9983 (press 3-2-1-0 after selecting language) or email at licensing@ia.org.hk.

    17 Aug 2022

  • 2022-05-12 Enhanced Anti-COVID Measures of VTC Tower and Examinations

    Anti-COVID Measures of VTC----“LeaveHomeSafe” and “Vaccine Pass”

    Candidates, will be regarded as Visitors, are required to comply with the measures below to gain access to VTC Tower:

    (1)     Scan the venue QR code using the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile application (excluded for exempted person); and
    (2)     Comply with the requirements of the “Vaccine Pass” of VTC Tower by presenting vaccination records*, a valid proof of Infection/Recovery from COVID-19** or valid negative test result***

    *        Starting from 30 April 2022, those who wish to visit PEAK are required to have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine; and starting from 31 May 2022, they are required to have received the third dose of vaccine (or the third dose of vaccine within 6 months from the second dose).

    **      Those who were infected with and have recovered from COVID-19 but had not received the first or second dose of vaccine before infection, should receive the relevant dose within 6 months from recovery prior to their entry into VTC Tower. For those who have received the second or third dose before infection, no additional dose is required.

    ***    Applicable to those who are medically unfit for vaccination. They should present their negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) results undergone on the day; or negative Polymerase Chain Reaction-based nucleic acid test results (using combined nasal and throat swabs) undergone within 3 days.

    Otherwise, candidates will not be allowed to enter VTC Tower.  Candidates who take the examinations at other examination venues should comply with the requirements of the “Vaccine Pass” for individual examination venues.  Candidates refusing to follow the measures of VTC Tower or individual examination venues will be considered as having violated the examination regulations and will be disqualified from the examination, and any fees paid will not be refundable or transferable.

     

    Prevention Measures of Examination

    Candidates are also required to follow the supplementary guidelines below:

     

    Examination Arrangements during Compulsory Quarantine / Testing Period

    Please refer to our website announcement dated 2022-01-14: Examination Arrangements during Compulsory Quarantine / Testing Period

     

    Note:   Epidemic prevention measures will be adjusted according to the latest changes in the epidemic situation. Candidates are required to visit the following websites before the examination for relevant timely updates:

    (i)      Updates on Anti-COVID Measures of VTC; and
    (ii)    Prevention measures of the examinations of PEAK Examination Centre.

    12 May 2022

  • 2022-04-14 Adjustment of Examination Fee for the Insurance Intermediaries Qualifying Examination

    For the examination to be held on or after 1 June 2022, the examination fee will be adjusted as follows:

    Paper Pencil-and-Paper Mode Computer Screen Mode
    Paper I:   Principles and Practice of Insurance HK$185 HK$250
    Paper II:  General Insurance HK$185 HK$250
    Paper III: Long Term Insurance HK$185 HK$250
    Paper V:  Investment-linked Long Term Insurance HK$305 HK$370
    Paper VI: Travel Insurance Agents Examination HK$305 HK$370

    14 Apr 2022

  • 2022-01-14 Examination Arrangements during Compulsory Quarantine / Testing Period

    PEAK Exam Centre has been closely monitoring the public health situation in Hong Kong.  Considering the potential surge of COVID-19 cases, and your learning, health and safety being our top priority, candidates of the following categories shall not attend examinations during the whole compulsory quarantine / testing period:

    1. Confirmed case or a preliminary tested positive case of COVID-19;
    2. Subject to the compulsory quarantine per instruction and advice from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP);
    3. Person subject to compulsory testing under Cap. 599J.

    Candidates being one of the above categories should inform PEAK Exam Centre immediately and provide relevant information.  For enquiries, please contact us at 2919-1467.

    *Recognized COVID-19 tests (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/early-testing.html)

    14 Jan 2022