skip to main content


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.  

ATTENDANCE: Attendance is mandatory. Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis.

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

Sept. – Jan (Tuesdays)

Start Date: Sept 7

End Date: Jan 25

Exam Date: Feb 1

No classes on Dec. 21 & Dec. 28

Exam Registration Date: (will be open up in December 2021)

Exam Date: February 1, 2022


25 Lectures

Sept.-March (Thursdays)

Start Date: Sept 9

End Date: March 10

No classes on Dec. 23 & Dec. 30

Exam Registration Date: (will be open up in December 2021)

Exam Date: March 24, 2022



16 lectures

Feb.-May (Tuesdays)

Start Date: Feb 8

End Date: May 31

No classes on March 15 

Exam Registration Date: (will be open up in 2022)

Exam Date: June 7, 2022


16 lectures

Mar.-July (Thursdays)

Start Date: Mar 31

End Date: July 14 

Exam Registration Date: (will be open up in 2022)

Exam Date: July 21, 2022


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.