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 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.



Course materials for Course 1 – Trademark Foundations and Lifecycle and Course 2 – Searches and Filing a Trademark Application have been updated to reflect changes to the Trademarks Act, the Trademarks Regulations, and new CIPO Practice Notices that came into force on June 17, 2019. Access to both Course 1 and Course 2 has resumed.


Courses are interrupted while materials are updated to reflect changes to the Trademarks Regulations, CIPO Practice Notices as well as procedures to the trademark filing system. While registration remains open, access to course materials remains suspended throughout August.

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.

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.


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.

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



Member Price

Preferential pricing is a value which IPIC members receive

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Non-Member Price


All 4 courses $2,399.00
Course 1 $599.00
Course 2 $699.00
Course 3 $699.00
Course 4 $699.00
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Cancellation policy

A refund will be granted up to one week after beginning the course, less a $50 cancellation fee. 


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