Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel

Grow your influence and earning potential! Register for the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel, offered by the CCCA in conjunction with Rotman School of Management  the only program of its kind in Canada. The next cohort begins in February 2022!

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Why Become Certified?

Today’s business environment calls for in-house counsel who are trusted legal advisors and strategic business partners, who understand business issues and have strong financial literacy skills. The Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel will give you the competitive edge you need to pave the way toward a leadership role within your organization. 

After completing this program and meeting the eligibility requirements, you will join an exclusive group of Canadian lawyers with the designation of Certified In-House Counsel – Canada (CIC.C).

See Who Should Apply? and Program & Designation Eligibility for more information.

What You Can Expect

This 10-month program consists of live online sessions taught by Rotman School of Management faculty at the University of Toronto, combined with a self-paced online component.  Guided by expert professors and executives-in-residence, you will learn how to:

  • Contribute to your organization’s strategic planning and success
  • Understand business financial statements and the bottom-line impact of executive decisions
  • Enhance your legal advice with strategic business insight
  • Position yourself as a meaningful member of the senior team

See the Program Curriculum and FAQs on Online Delivery for more information. 

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Program Fee

The program fee is $9,900 (plus applicable taxes). Payment is due in full upon enrollment. 

Scholarships & Grants

Two scholarships are offered each cohort. You may also be eligible for a Canada Job Grant. See Scholarships & Grants for more information. 

Note: The Scholarship Application Deadline has passed for the next cohort but you may still be eligible for a Canada Job Grant.

How to Apply


The next cohort begins February 2022. To apply, download and complete the application form as soon as possible. Enrollment is limited; only a few spots remain. Please return your completed application to

See Next Cohort: Important Dates for more information. 


To find out more about the program or application process, please contact Pam Gosewich at We can also connect you with a recent graduate to chat!

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