Canadian Insurance Participant Registry: this number will follow you through your career. It is free to register and required to write Provincial Insurance exams. This number will be used to track your Continuation Credits throughout your career in the insurance industry. It costs nothing to register a number and takes only a moment to obtain. CIPR is required across Canada, so even if moving to another Province or Territory, this number will be required. If you decide not to continue in insurance, the number is used for no other reason than exams and CE Credits.