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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.  

ATTENDANCE: Attendance is mandatory. 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

September 6, 2022 - January 24, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(Note: January 24 - class is from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

No classes on December 20 and 27

Exam Registration Deadline: January 17, 2023

Exam Date: January 31, 2023



25 Lectures

September 8, 2022 - March 9, 2023 

No classes on December 20 and 27.

Class on February 23 will be cancelled and held on February 13.

Exam Registration Deadline: March 8, 2023

Exam Date: March 23, 2023



16 lectures

February 7, 2023 - May 30, 2023

Exam Registration Date: May 30, 2023

Exam Date: June 6, 2023


16 lectures

March 30, 2023 - July 13, 2023

Exam Registration Date: July 5, 2023

Exam Date: July 20, 2023


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.