The certificate of incorporation

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.