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.

The Commissioner will then incorporate the association and issue a certificate of incorporation.  The certificate will show the name of the incorporated association, the date of incorporation and the Incorporated Association Reference Number (IARN). 

The Certificate of Incorporation is an important document and must be kept in a safe place.