The examination and certification are administered by the Intellectual Institute of Canada.
Purpose of the examination
The examination serves to qualify patent administrators seeking the professional designation of Certified Canadian Patent Administrator.
The exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the foundations, regulations, procedures and best practices pertaining to the administration of patents.
Eligibility to sit for the examination
Candidates who have completed the IPIC Patent Administrator Program and paid the exam registration fee are eligible to sit for the online exam.
Candidates must have obtained an attestation of course completion for all 4 courses in the Program and must be able to supply a copy of such attestations upon request.
The exam will be administered online, in multiple choice question format, within a 2.5 hour period. It is open book and candidates may consult the Patent Administrator Program materials provided by IPIC.
Candidates who successfully obtain a score of at least 80% are eligible for the designation of Certified Canadian Patent Administrator (CCPA).
Maintenance of certification
A Certified Canadian Patent Administrator must hold a valid IPIC membership to maintain the designation and use the post-nominal letters CCPA.
Exam Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023 / 12 pm – 2:30 pm (ET)
Last day to register is Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
Registered candidates will receive exam instructions by email.
For questions on registering for the examination, please contact Anne-Josée Delcorde at firstname.lastname@example.org.