The certificate of incorporation
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The Commissioner for Consumer Protection will approve the application if satisfied the:
- association is eligible for incorporation;
- rules of the association conform with the Act; and
- name of the association is appropriate in accordance with the Act.
If the application is approved, the Commissioner will incorporate the association by issuing a Certificate of Incorporation. The Certificate will show the name of the incorporated association, the date of incorporation and the registration number – also referred to as the Incorporated Association Reference Number (IARN). Associations may request the certificate be laminated for a small additional fee
The Certificate of Incorporation is an important document and must be kept in a safe place.