Trademark Administrator Program


A new 4-course certification program leading to the designation of
Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator 

What is a Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator?

A Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator demonstrates the competencies required to assist a trademark agent or lawyer practicing in the field of trademark law. Duties cover a wide range of tasks related to the administration of trademarks such as conducting trademark searches, filing trademark applications, paying government fees, docketing deadlines, corresponding with the Trade-marks Office, drafting letters to clients, assisting with the administration of contentious proceedings.

Who should participate?

There are no pre-requisites to enroll in the courses. They are primarily intended for trademark assistants, trademark paralegals, and trademark clerks seeking the certification of Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator. The courses will also be of interest to individuals wishing to acquire knowledge of trademark administration.

What is the program format?

The courses are delivered online and are self-paced. The study materials include quizzes (Q&A), as well as practice assignments accompanied by model answers. Students will have access to a trademark agent who will answer questions and provide guidance in “Ask the Expert” format.

There is no time limit to complete the courses which are offered on demand.

Do I have to start with Course 1?

There is a natural progression in the flow of the 4 courses, however, you may elect to begin with the course that best satisfies your career needs.

All 4 courses must be completed to sit for the examination and obtain the certification of trademark administrator.

You may enroll in any one of the courses without seeking the certification.


NOTE – course materials will be updated after changes to the Trademarks Act, the Trademarks Regulations, and new CIPO Practice Notices come into force on June 17, 2019. Students enrolled prior to this date will be provided with the updated course materials.



Course 1 - Trademark Foundations and Lifecyle

Course 2 - Searches and Filing a Trademark Application

Course 3 - Trademark Examination, Registration and Renewal

Course 4 - Trademark Opposition, Section 45 and Infringement

Tuition Fees

Course 1:  $399 (member) / $599 (non member)

Course 2, 3, 4 (per course):  $499 (member) / $699 (non member)

All 4 courses (pre-paid):  $1,599 (member) / $2,399 (non member) 

IPIC Membership – Affiliate Category

IP Administrators are eligible for IPIC Affiliate membership. A 50% discount on member dues will be given to new Affiliate members who are enrolled in the program. The discount can be offered for multiple years as long as the member is enrolled in a course of the Trademark Administrator Program.

To take advantage of this offer, or for more information, please contact Chelsea Berry at


Once all 4 courses are completed, you may register and sit for the online exam. Once you pass the exam, you may obtain the designation of Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator exclusive to IPIC members.


Please email if you have questions on the Program.