For Trustees —
How to Become a Trustee
The Superintendent of Bankruptcy has the authority, under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), to grant trustee licences. Before granting a trustee licence, however, the Superintendent must be satisfied that candidates meet certain qualifications, as described in Directive No. 13R5, Trustee Licensing. They must, for example:
- be of good character and reputation,
- be solvent;
- successfully complete the Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP) Qualification Program (CQP), the CIRP National Insolvency Exam and the Insolvency Counsellor’s Qualification Course; and
- pass an Oral Board of Examination.
The Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) is responsible for the Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional Qualification Program.
The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy is responsible for the Oral Board of Examination process. Candidates who have completed the prerequisites can apply for an invitation to the oral boards using Form 2—Application for Trustee Licence. The deadline for applications to be received by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy for the 2015 oral boards is January 15, 2015.
Information on Oral Boards of Examination
The following information is provided to assist candidates in planning and preparing for the Oral Boards of Examination.
- How the Oral Board of Examination Works
- Preparation for the Oral Board of Examination
- Administrative Information on the Oral Board of Examination
- Policy on Recording the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy’s Oral Examinations
- Competencies to be Evaluated
- Obtaining Feedback on the Oral Board of Examination / Requesting a Review of a Licensing Decision
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