Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) Equivalency

  • Type: Online
  • Starts In: Fall, Winter

About this part-time equivalency program ( What's this?)

The (ILCO) provides continuing education and networking for its members. ILCO was incorporated in May 1968, for the purpose of providing an organized network for the promotion of unity, cooperation and mutual assistance among Law Clerks in Ontario. ILCO strives to advance and protect the status and interests of the profession. In addition, it is the mandate of ILCO to provide and promote general and legal education to its members for the purpose of increasing their knowledge, efficiency and professional ability. This part-time program offers four preparatory courses to prepare students for the ILCO Provincial Exams.

How to Obtain Your Equivalencies

ILCO students can gain accreditation and professional recognition for entry to the legal practice, access knowledge and experience through this specialized network, ensure continual improvement and increase the value of your contributions. Visit .

Registration Information

  1. Niagara College, in partnership with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) offers 4 preparatory courses to prepare students for the ILCO Provincial Exams. Students wishing to write the ILCO Provincial Exams must register and pay the exam fee through ILCO at
  2. The courses are intended for those with a minimum of Grade 12 and experience in the legal field. 
  3. ILCO courses are only offered in the Fall and Winter terms.
  4. Students must successfully complete ILCO examinations in all four courses with a grade of 60% or higher in order to become a graduate of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) Associate level program. Please visit for all program, exam and membership information.
  5. Students may request to write at Niagara College when booking their exam date through ILCO. Please indicate on the exam registration form that Niagara College is your exam location choice.

How to Register

Students do not apply to our part-time equivalency programs. Instead, enrol in and successfully complete each course listed in the Program Delivery section. Once you have successfully completed all of the required courses, you may follow the directions of the professional association to obtain your equivalencies.