LegRegs Certificate

Gain an understanding of copyright, defamation, consumer protection and more.

While the IPA legal team can help with some issues, it’s crucial that you equip yourself with a good grounding in advertising legal and regulatory basics to avoid making expensive mistakes. Qualification content provided by top ranking law firm, Lewis Silkin.

Who is this qualification for?

As an essential qualification, this learning is applicable to all agency staff, but especially those working directly with clients. It is equally relevant for other disciplines with their legal and regulatory aspects such as Art Buying and Production.

Reminder: to achieve IPA CPD Agency Accreditation 10% of your staff must hold either LegRegs or the Commercial Certificate or both. 

What are the benefits?

  • Clearly understand your responsibilities in terms of copyright, trademarks and brands, including what they are and who owns them.
  • Learn about passing off and defamation and find out how to defend yourself against them if they become an issue.
  • Ensure you comply with Consumer Protection Regulations and The Gambling Act so that you don’t make costly mistakes.
  • Avoid the pitfalls of using celebrities and understand the right way to take advantage of the comic effect of parodies.

View the full LegRegs Certificate syllabus.

How the learning is delivered and assessed

  • IPA members can access this qualification free of charge at any time. There is no completion deadline unless one is set by your employer.
  • Non members must complete this qualification by 31 December of their intake year.
  • 10-hours of online learning accessible through the IPA website on any device, or via the IPA Learning app.
  • Examined via a 30-minute multiple-choice online exam.

Candidates who achieve a pass grade of 75% in the final exam will be awarded a digital certificate of completion and 1 MIPA star towards personal accreditation.


  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: £250 + VAT

For more information email learning@ipa.co.uk 

View IPA LegRegs Certificate Policies

Breakfast Seminars to support your learning

Twice a year, Lewis Silkin run a series of four breakfast seminars to support the online learning.

These seminars give participants an opportunity to listen to live examples and ask questions.

The seminars are not mandatory and limited spaces are available.

The free breakfast seminar's for this year have now come to an end. The next free breakfast seminar will be open for bookings in the New Year (scheduled for May 2020).

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