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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.

REFUND POLICY: The course fee is non-refundable past the withdraw date listed on the registration page. Course or exam fees are not transferable. 

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.






Real Estate

19 Lectures

Tuesday- September – January

Start Date: September 3rd, 2024

End Date: January 21st, 2025

*No lectures on Dec 24th & Dec 31st, 2024.

Price:450.00 + HST

Exam Registration Deadline: January 17th, 2025

Exam Date: January 28th, 2025


25 Lectures

Thursday-September -March

Start Date: September 5th, 2024

End Date: March 6th, 2025

*No lectures on Dec 26th & Jan 2nd, 2025.

Price:575.00 + HST

Exam Registration Deadline: March 13th, 2025

Exam Date: March 20th, 2025



16 lectures

Tuesday- February - May

Start Date: February 4th, 2025

End Date: May 27th, 2025

*No Lecture on March 11th, 2025.

Price:450.00 + HST

Exam Registration Deadline: May 14th, 2025

Exam Date: May 23rd, 2025


16 Lectures

Wednesday- February - June

Start Date: February 26th, 2025

End Date: June 18th, 2025

*No Lecture on March 12th, 2025.

Price:450.00 + HST

Exam Registration Deadline: June 19th, 2025

Exam Date: June 25th, 2025


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.