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Information – Trademark Agent Qualifying Examinations

Starting in 2024, to become licensed as a Trademark Agent, a person (in addition to meeting other requirements) must successfully complete the required training and the following qualifying examinations:

  • Trademark Knowledge Examination
  • Trademark Agent Skills Examination

Only Class 3 agents-in-training who have completed the training requirement are eligible to register for the exams.

Register to write the exams

2024 Dates

The deadline to register as a Class 3 agent-in-training to be considered for 2024 exams – January 31, 2024

Trademark Knowledge Examinations – March 5, 2024

  • Registration Deadline – February 16, 2024
  • Accommodation Request Deadline – February 23, 2024
  • Candidate Orientation – February 13, 2024
  • Live Proctor Check-in – February 26 – March 1, 2024
  • Results release – TBD

Trademark Agent Skills Examinations – September 18-19, 2024

  • Other dates TBD

Exam Details

The Trademark Knowledge Examination evaluates the trademark-related, knowledge-based technical competencies specified in the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Technical Competencies.

Format: Online, closed book
Length: 4 hours
Questions: 135 multiple-choice questions with 4 possible answers

A test-taker must successfully demonstrate competence on the Knowledge Examination before attempting the Agent Skills Examination.



The Trademark Agent Skills Examination evaluates the trademark-related, skills-based technical competencies specified in the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Technical Competencies.

Format: online, limited open-book format (test-takers receiving electronic access to the Trademarks Act, RSC 1985, c T-13 and Trademarks Regulations, SOR/2018-227).
Length: 3 hours on day 1, 3 hours on day 2
Questions: long and short answer written responses

The 2 components are scored together as a single examination.




Trademark Knowledge Examination – $350 + applicable taxes

Trademark Agent Skills Examination – $700 + applicable taxes (this includes Components A and B)

Candidates who Passed Part of the Qualifying Examinations Previously

Please note, there will be no carry forward of previously passed Parts after 2023. For example, if a candidate has passed Part A but not Part B, they will not be able to carry forward Part A after 2023. In other words, they will start the exam process from the beginning, with the Knowledge Exams, in 2024.


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