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ILCO Associate Program

The Associate Level Program consists of four courses: Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate and Estates. The program is designed to enhance the education and skills of law clerks already in the profession, expand the knowledge of experienced legal assistants and provide the basic academic foundation needed for people with legal experience planning a career as a Law Clerk. These courses are designed to prepare a student to write The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario's Provincial Examinations. The exams are worth 100 % of your course mark and are written online.

In order to receive the Associate Program Certificate, you must successfully complete the examinations in all four of areas of law. The passing grade is 60 percent and honours is 80 percent or higher.

Each course is offered once per year at ILCO via Webinar.  

ATTENDANCEAttendance is mandatory. Classes will not be recorded. Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis. 

RESCHEDULING:  There is no option to reschedule the exam.

There is also the opportunity to self-study for the Provincial exams. Note that there is no professional assistance available for this method of learning.  Please click here for details.

ILCO Associate Courses




EXAM Dates

Real Estate

19 Lectures

Tuesdays - September 5th, 2023 - January 23rd, 2024  

No Lecture on December 19th and 27th, 2023

Price: 450.00 + HST

Exam Registration Deadline: January 8th, 2024

Exam Date: January 30th, 2024



25 Lectures

Thursdays - September 7th, 2023 - March 7th, 2024  

No Lecture on December 21st and 28th 2023

Price: 575.00 + HST

Exam Registration Deadline: March 7th, 2024

Exam Date: March 21st, 2024



16 lectures

Tuesdays - February 6th, 2024 - May 28, 2024

No Lecture on March 12th, 2024

Price: 450.00 + HST

Exam Registration Date: May 21st, 2024

Exam Date: June 4th, 2024


16 lectures

Wednesdays - February 28th, 2024 - June 19th, 2024

No lecture on March 13th, 2024

Price: 450.00 + HST

Exam Registration Date: June 12th, 2024

Exam Date: June 26th, 2024


To learn more about each of the ILCO Associate Courses, the syllabus information as well as textbook and reference requirements for each course, click on the course titles below:

Real Estate

Exam Schedules

There are 2 opportunities to write each ILCO Provincial Exam. For the exam schedule, please click here.