• ILCO Associate Program

    The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) offers the ILCO Associate Program. According to the ILCO, the ILCO Associate 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.”

    Individuals who complete the four required courses (Corporate, Estates, Litigation and Real Estate) and pass the four related ILCO provincial exams are eligible to receive the ILCO Associate Program certificate from the ILCO. ILCO awards the certificate. However, George Brown College has been recognized by the ILCO as a provider of courses that are equivalent to the ILCO Associate Program’s academic course requirements.

    For more information about the ILCO Associate Program and its related exams, visit the ILCO Associate Program web page on the ILCO website.

    Completion Details

    Course Recognition:

    For each of the George Brown College courses listed here that you complete, you will be eligible to write the related ILCO provincial exam. Each of the four ILCO provincial exams is run twice a year by the ILCO. For more information about when exams are scheduled, visit the ILCO Associate Program Exam Schedules web page.


    Your exam grade makes up 100% of your course grade, and you must achieve a grade of 60% or better in each of the ILCO exams to be eligible for the certificate.

    Compulsory Courses (Four)

    Have questions?

    Contact the Continuing Education Legal Studies department at 416-415-5000, ext. 4677, at celegal@georgebrown.ca or by visiting their office at St. James Campus, 193 King St. E., Building G (SJG), third floor.

    Disclaimer: The ILCO Associate Program certificate is awarded by the ILCO. The information provided here does not represent the extent of the requirements for the ILCO Associate Program certificate. The requirements are set by the ILCO, not George Brown College, so you must follow the process listed on the ILCO website and meet the requirements applicable to you to achieve the ILCO Associate Program certificate. ILCO policies are subject to change without notice, and George Brown College is not responsible for any information errors or inaccuracies that result from a change in ILCO policy.