Like any other professional who you would go to in search of advice – including doctors, lawyers and accountants – brokers are highly-qualified and go through years of education and on-the-job training to earn – and keep – those qualifications.
The benchmark for insurance brokers is for them to have earned their Qualified Practising Insurance Broker (QPIB) designation. This is only awarded to brokers who have completed their Diploma of Insurance Broking and have attained at least 4 years’ broking experience.
In order to maintain their QPIB designation, brokers must accrue continuing professional development points each year. This helps them to stay on top of emerging risks and threats, and any new legislation impacting on insurance.
In short, insurance brokers really know their stuff, they have a professional requirement to continue to improve and grow, and can be trusted to provide you with excellent, objective advice on insurance and risk matters.
If you’re not sure how to find a QPIB, fear not – we’ve made it easy for you! Every brokerage listed on Need a Broker is a member of the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA), with at least one QPIB on staff, so you can be confident that you’ll be put in touch with expert assistance every time. Simply use the search function on this site or call 1300 53 10 73.