Registration

Applicants must submit a completed CQP Application Form along with a non-refundable application fee to the CQP Registrar. Once the application has been approved, the candidate will be invoiced for Program fees and the material for the first course will be e-mailed to the candidate. The CQP Application Form is contained in the Information and Registration Package found below.

Please select the PDF in the language of your choice and read all aspects of this package carefully for complete Program details.

Entrance Requirements 

The CQP Registrar, under the authority of the Memorandum of Understanding, may admit to the program any applicant who:

  1. ordinarily resides in Canada
  2. holds a Canadian University degree or equivalent; or holds a relevant professional designation recognized in Canada; or is in the final level of a program leading to a professional designation; or has a minimum of five years relevant experience AND has successfully completed a minimum of one accredited course in each of accounting and business law at a post-secondary education level.
  3. is of good character and reputation
  4. has a sponsor* during participation in the program.

Applicants who want to enquire whether or not they meet the requirements outlined in point 2 above should contact the Registrar for additional information on the application process (see Section G of the CQP Application Form). A full résumé and a completed Sponsor Recommendation Form must accompany the Application Form.

* All CQP candidates may complete the Introduction to Insolvency Course before they choose a sponsor. However, all candidates are strongly encouraged to have a sponsor as soon as they start the Program so as to optimize their chance of success. At all times during the remainder of the Program, candidates must have a sponsor to direct their studies, mark assignments, act as mentor, and attest to their readiness to be examined.

Sponsorship

CQP candidates are strongly encouraged to have a sponsor as soon as they start the Program so as to optimize their chance of success, however, candidates may complete the Introduction to Insolvency Course before they choose a sponsor. At all times during the remainder of the Program, candidates must have a sponsor to act as their mentor, direct their studies, mark their assignments, and attest to their readiness to be examined.

In order to be eligible to sponsor candidates seeking certification, individuals must have their CIRP certification. To sponsor candidates seeking licensing as Trustees, sponsors must be Trustees in good standing. Sponsors may work only with candidates for the qualifications which they hold. Sponsors will simultaneously receive copies of any or all correspondence between the CQP Registrar and the candidate.

Sponsors are responsible for:

  1. approving and signing the Sponsor Declaration Form either at the time of application to the CQP or prior to registration deadline for the Core Knowledge Course;
  2. marking assignments and providing guidance to the candidate;
  3. receiving and keeping confidential the solutions to assignments;
  4. submitting assignment marks to the CQP;
  5. assessing candidates’ readiness to write the course examinations and the CNIE and  informing candidates and the CQP Registrar accordingly.

Sponsors who employ their candidates will further be responsible for:

  1. providing CQP candidates sufficient work experience in insolvency and restructuring at each level of the CQP;
  2. monitoring and discussing the candidates’ progress with them.

Further details on sponsors' requirements, roles and responsibilities and administrative processes are available in the Program Rules and the Sponsor's Manual.