Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals

Become an Insolvency Administrator

Are you working in an insolvency office? Do you want to help people achieve financial stability? Do you have an aptitude for managing multiple files through various processes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a career as an Insolvency Administrator may appeal to you.

The CAIRP Insolvency Administrator course covers the administrative process of insolvency from opening a file through to its completion and the discharge of the trustee. It covers practical matters for both personal and commercial insolvency practices providing those new to the field a good overview and solidifying the knowledge of those currently in administrative roles.

The Insolvency Administration course is an online self-paced 19-module course that can generally be completed within 4 months. Consult the course outline for further details. The online exam is automatically available once the course has been successfully completed.

Successful completion of the course and final examination and being employed by a CAIRP member makes you eligible to apply to become a CAIRP Insolvency Administrator Associate. This Associate category gives you access to several benefits including targeted professional development offerings relevant to estate administrations, which is included with your Associate fee. For the full list of benefits, please click here.

Insolvency Administration Prerequisites

Currently the course is open to employees of the following:

  • CAIRP members
  • Canada Revenue Agency, Insolvency Unit
  • Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy

Cost and Application Process

See the IA Admission Requirements Course Policy and Guidelines for detailed information, including the cost and application process.

Applications are accepted throughout the year.






Meet some of our Insolvency Administrators

Learn about their professional journeys, what drew them to this profession and how they’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Roger Groves

Assistant Vice-President
Kunjar Sharma & Associates Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

Andrea Mailman

Senior Manager
Rita Anderson & Associates
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Marcos Souza, Jr.

Senior Insolvency Administrator Associate
Vancouver, British Columbia

View all our Insolvency Administrator profiles