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.

Top ranking law firm, Lewis Silkin, worked with us to create the LegRegs Certificate consisting of 13 online modules. You’ll gain an understanding of copyright, defamation, consumer protection and more.  Enhance your perceived professionalism by getting up to speed with all the relevant issues required of our business today.

If you have made a booking for this qualification, you will be able to access your online learning in Events & CPD/Training via the profile icon.

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 at any time in the year. Candidates can access and download the learning through the IPA website on any device, or via the IPA Learning app.
  • The 10-hours of online learning is examined via a 30-minute multiple-choice online exam and all candidates must pass two mid-module quizzes to unlock the final exam.
  • Non-members must book onto an intake and complete the online learning and final exam before their intake closes.
  • Candidates who achieve a passing grade of 75% in the final exam will be awarded a digital certificate of completion and 1 MIPA star towards personal accreditation.

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. It is not essential to attend these seminars in order to pass the qualification, but they have been designed to give participants an opportunity to listen to live examples and ask questions. The seminars are not mandatory and limited spaces are available.

Book your place at the next free breakfast seminar.


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

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