Trademark Administrator Program

On Demand

A 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 (CCTA) 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, preparing trademark applications, paying government fees, docketing deadlines, preparing correspondence with the Trademarks Office, drafting letters to clients, assisting with the administration of contentious proceedings.

The designation Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator (CCTA) is exclusive to members of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC).
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Who should participate?

There are no pre-requisites to enroll in any of the 4 courses. They are primarily intended for trademark assistants, trademark paralegals, and trademark clerks seeking the certification of trademark administrator. The courses will also be of interest to individuals wishing to acquire knowledge of trademark administration.

Although it is not required to be a member of IPIC to enroll in the courses, members benefit from reduced tuition fees.

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.

Students have 3 months to complete each course.


Once all four courses are completed, you may register and sit for the exam (exam fee is applicable). The exam is administered online, in multiple choice question format, within a 2.5-hour period and is open book. Candidates who successfully obtain a score of at least 80% are eligible for the designation of Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator (CCTA) exclusive to IPIC.

      Spring Exam: May 16, 2024
      Fall Exam: To be confirmed


Certified trademark administrators whose membership is in good standing with IPIC are entitled to affix the post-nominal letters CCTA next to their name, display digital credentials (provided by IPIC) on social media, have their name listed on the official list of Certified Canadian Trademark Administrators, and benefit from continuing education offered to trademark administrators.

To maintain the designation CCTA, one must be a member in good standing of IPIC.

IPIC offers a wide range of benefits for its members, including preferential pricing for its courses and webinars, access to publications focusing on hot-button IP issues and networking opportunities.

IPIC’s Certified Administrator Membership Category  

In 2022, IPIC introduced a lower priced membership category for Certified Administrators, which is a non-voting member category offered to both those who are A) currently in the process of completing one of IPIC’s Certification Programs to become either a Certified Canadian Trademark Administrator or a Certified Canadian Patent Administrator, or B) those who have completed one of IPIC’s Certification Programs and received their certification as a Canadian Trademark Administrator or a Canadian Patent Administrator and are currently maintaining their certification.

Please email or call 613-234-0516 if you have questions about the Certified Administrator category or IPIC membership in general.



Member Price


All 4 courses $1,799.00 + tax Sign In
Course 1 $429.00 + tax Sign In
Course 2 $529.00 + tax Sign In
Course 3 $529.00 + tax Sign In
Course 4 $529.00 + tax Sign In
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Non-Member Price


All 4 courses $2,999.00 + tax
Course 1 $749.00 + tax
Course 2 $879.00 + tax
Course 3 $879.00 + tax
Course 4 $879.00 + tax
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Financial aid may be available to participate in this program. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Inquiries:

Cancellation policy

A refund will be granted up to two business days after login information is provided less a $50 cancellation fee.


Please email or call 613-234-0516 if you have questions on the Program.

Please email or call 613-234-0516 if you have questions about IPIC Membership.