The examination and certification are administered by the Intellectual Institute of Canada.
Purpose of the examination
The examination serves to qualify trademark administrators seeking the professional designation of Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator.
Eligibility to sit for the examination
Candidates who have completed the IPIC Trademark Administrator Program and paid the exam registration fee are eligible to sit for the 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 strict time period.
The exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the foundations, regulations, procedures and best practices pertaining to the administration of trademarks.
Use of the Trademark Administrator Program study materials, the Trademarks Regulations and the Trademarks Act during the exam is permitted.
The pass rate for the exam is 80%.
Candidates must have access to a computer in a closed environment and be seated alone.
It is not permitted to rely on assistance from others during the exam.
It is not permitted to help others during the exam.
The exam questions and answers are confidential. It is not permitted to copy, print or share exam questions and answers with anyone, at any time.
Candidates who are found to have cheated will have their exam results disqualified.
Candidates will be required to confirm their agreement with the exam rules prior to the start of the exam.
Authentication of identity of the exam candidate
The identity of the test taker will be verified prior to the start of the exam. Upon failure to authenticate identity at the time of the examination, a candidate will be disqualified.
Candidates will receive the results of their examination in the week following the exam.
Candidates who successfully obtain a score of at least 80% are eligible for the designation of Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator.
Maintenance of certification
Certified Canadian Trademark Administrators whose membership in the Institute is maintained in good standing may promote their professional designation by applying the certification’s post-nominal letters C.C.T.A.
The pursuit of continuing professional development is strongly encouraged but is not mandatory at this time.
Exam Date: December 10, 2019 / 12 pm – 2 pm (ET)
The Exam fee of $99 (plus applicable taxes) can be paid by credit card or cheque.
In all cases, payment must be received by Monday, December 9, 2019 at the latest.
If paying by cheque, consider using expedited postal service.
Failure to pay the registration fee will prevent a candidate from sitting for the exam.
Registered candidates will receive exam instructions by email the day prior to the exam.