A CPC is a ‘Certified Practising Conveyancer’.
To become a CPC, a Settlement Agent must have completed the educational and practical training requirements to hold certification and must also be a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers WA Division (AICWA).
To maintain certification they must also complete the annual continuing education requirements. CPC’s must also abide by a strict set of rules designed to ensure the highest levels of professional and ethical Conveyancing standards. You can find a copy of these rules HERE.
When buying or selling property your client needs the services of a Licensed Settlement Agent (Conveyancer) to prepare the necessary documents and complete the transfer of the certificate of title from the vendor to the purchaser. A CPC can negotiate any special needs of your client; liaise with your client, and other professionals.
At all times the CPC can advise on various options and act to protect your client’s interests, including completing relevant searches to ensure that you, and the client, are fully informed of any encumbrances on the property.
The AICWA promotes the view that members should complete more than the compulsory requirements set down by the regulations and that continuing education is of utmost importance for maintaining and enhancing the skill and expertise that is needed to remain abreast of the ever changing nature of the Conveyancing Profession.
AICWA has initiated a programme to differentiate between those providing the highest levels of service and knowledge to you and your client. Those attaining this level will be recognised as Certified Practising Conveyancers.
Please contact the AICWA office if you have any queries regarding your CPC points.