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Courses covering the major areas of estate planning expertise:

  • Law of Trusts
  • Taxation of Trusts & Estates
  • Wills, Trust & Estate Administration
  • Trust & Estate Planning

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Qualified Practitioner (Essay) Route - Essay Marking

Essays are given a Pass or a Fail.

Essays that receive a marginal pass or a marginal fail after initial marking are referred to a secondary marker. The secondary marker also independently marks the essay. An average of the two marks determines the final outcome of Pass or Fail.

The essay marking process is anonymous. For this reason, you are required to indicate your student number rather than your name on your essay and to remove any indication of your firm name. Throughout the marking process the student's background remains anonymous.

Essay marking takes approximately 6-8 weeks. There are two cut-off dates for submission of essays: October 1 and May 1. Essays submitted at any time between October 2 and May 1 will be marked in the weeks following the May 1 cut-off date and essays submitted between May 2 and October 1 will be marked in the weeks following the October 1 cut-off. You will be advised of the marking result as soon as it is available. The decision of STEP as to whether an essay demonstrates a level of knowledge acceptable to the Society shall be final.



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