IPP Accreditation


As part of its mandate, the Council started accrediting Immigration Practitioners Programs (IPPs) across Canada in 2011 to prepare prospective RCICs to sit the Entry-to-Practice Exam (EPE).

Phasing out of the IPPs


On May 1, 2019, the Council announced Queen’s University as the accredited English provider of a new Graduate Diploma which will require prospective RCICs to have a higher level of knowledge and education credentials.


Queen’s University competency-based Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law (GDipICL) will launch in January 2021.


  • Cut-off date to register into the IPPs is July 31, 2020.
  • Students will be able to start their studies after the cut-off date, but will have to graduate by December 31, 2022, time at which IPP-accredited educational institutions will stop offering the program.
  • Students will be permitted to sit the Entry-to-Practice Exam up to three years after graduating from an IPP. However, upon graduation of the first cohort of students from the Graduate Diploma, the Entry-to-Practice Exam will be updated to reflect the new Essential Competency Profile for RCICs.


The Council is not accepting any new IPP Accreditation Applications.


Manual for Accrediting IPPsManual for Accrediting IPPs

Accredited IPPsAccredited IPPs



Form 2: Individual Course Information FormForm 2: Individual Course Information Form

Form 3: Mandatory Categories CompetenciesForm 3: Mandatory Categories Competencies

Form 4: Course CurriculumForm 4: Course Curriculum

Form 5: Instructors ChartForm 5: Instructors Chart

Form 6: Notification of Change(s) to Accredited IPPForm 6: Notification of Change(s) to Accredited IPP

Report CardReport Card