CQP Connect… A great place to find a ‘study buddy’!
CAIRP would like to invite all articling associates to take advantage of our CQP Connect discussion group.
CQP Connect, available through LinkedIn groups, is a place where you can meet other articling associates and become part of the CQP/Insolvency Community. We’ve created this virtual meeting place at the request of candidates who want to network with colleagues in various different types of practices, whether consumer or corporate, local, regional or national, large or small, etc., in order to gain insight into a more varied breadth of experience through interaction.
By joining CQP Connect, you can make that connection early in the program as you are going through the course materials rather than waiting until near the end - at the CNIE Tutorial, for example, where such connections have typically been made.
CQP Connect works as an online introduction portal and discussion group, where you can find your peers in the program, then take your connections offline to share and communicate. It’s our hope that CQP Connect will open the door to the formation of study groups, which function well in the virtual world in which we now live. It’s a place where you can share ideas and knowledge – in both English and French – while getting involved in the insolvency and restructuring community.
The Competency Profile outlines the specific professional competencies and proficiency levels candidates need to demonstrate as newly certified Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CIRPs). The profile was developed by senior practitioners, reviewed and revised by a panel of peers representing different geographic and practice segments, and endorsed by the membership via survey.
Body of Knowledge
The Body of Knowledge is a listing of reference sources for candidates progressing through the CQP. Candidates need to become familiar with the subject matter provided in these references since it forms the basis of all testable subjects in the Program. The extent to which candidates will need to refer to sources, particularly those listed under General Background Learning Requirements, will depend on the strength of the background they bring to their studies
Competency-Based National Insolvency Exam
CAIRP has implemented a competency-based education process, one that focuses not only on knowledge acquisition but on building competencies and skills.
The competency-based national insolvency examination (‘CNIE’) is intended to be a comprehensive examination that tests candidates’ knowledge, understanding, ability to apply technical knowledge to practical situations, and ability to develop solutions to situations that could be encountered in the context of an insolvency and restructuring practice. In short, the CNIE is intended to evaluate the candidates’ readiness to practice as an entry level, Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (‘CIRP’).
Additional Forms and Documents
The following forms and documents below are for the use of CQP candidates and sponsors at various stages during the Program.
This form must be completed by sponsors of candidates requesting exemption from the CQP General Entrance Requirements
Sponsors must sign this form attesting to their agreement to sponsor their candidates throughout the Program. Candidates must also use this form when changing sponsors.
A guide for Sponsors on their role and responsibilities, etc.
Candidates are to complete and submit annually, attesting to the number of hours of experience gained in each required category.
Sponsors must complete and submit this form once they have corrected the candidates’ assignments. Candidates who do not have a sponsor yet are to contact the Registrar for instructions.
Sponsors must complete and submit this form once they have corrected the candidates’ exam. Candidates who do not have a sponsor yet are to contact the Registrar for instructions.
Sponsors must complete and submit this form once they have corrected the candidates’ assignments.
Sponsors must complete and submit this form once they have corrected the candidates' assignments.
Bea Casey, B.Sc., M.B.A.
Director, CAIRP Education Programs
Registrar, CIRP Qualification Program
Nataliia Mykhaylychenko, B.A., M.A.
Education and Technical Assistant