Fees and Payments – WIPO Academy

The WIPO Academy, offers a variety of free-of-charge and fee-based courses on intellectual property.

Registration fees

Full details of WIPO Academy course registration fees are available in the WIPO Academy's Course Catalog.

Payment methods

There are three ways to submit your fees to WIPO. Note: WIPO does not accept payment by cash or check. Any checks received will be returned to the sender.

You can select to pay using a Current Account at WIPO when registering for a training course on the Academy's eLearning Center.

Credit card payments are available only for the payment of distance learning course fees.

All payments will be processed in USD.

Warning – WIPO will confirm credit card payments by email only. An electronic message will be generated and sent automatically to the email address entered with your billing information. WIPO does not issue any other payment receipt for online credit card payments. If you do not receive this email acknowledgement, please contact us.
New security requirements for online payments came into effect in the European Economic Area in January 2021 as consequence of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

In line with this directive, from January 2021, all online payments by credit card to WIPO will have an additional layer of security involving strong customer authentication (SCA). Customers may be asked to confirm payments by entering a secret number received by SMS or a code generated by a smartphone app or with a biometric identifier like a fingerprint or facial recognition. These customers will be informed about the elements needed to confirm the payment by their financial institution (personal telephone number, smartphone app, etc.).

WIPO welcomes this new layer of security in online payments, which aims to protect the rights of consumers and to limit liability in the event of fraudulent use of cards.

If you experience problems with your new security layer, please contact your bank or card issuer for assistance.

You must provide the following information when you submit your payment. Failure to provide all the information listed below will delay the processing of your application:

  • Payer's name and complete address
  • Course name (DL-XXX)
  • Reference number (included in the registration confirmation e-mail)

All payments will be processed in USD. You will be responsible for any additional fees charged by your bank or any intermediary bank.

WIPO Bank transfer details

Please take into consideration that a bank transfer can take a minimum of three or more open days to reach our bank account depending on the originating country.
  • Account name: WIPO / OMPI
  • Credit Suisse, CH-1211 Geneva 70
  • IBAN: CH17 0483 5048 7080 8200 0
  • Swift: CRESCHZZ80A
Note: WIPO recommends that bank transfers are made well in advance of any application deadline. WIPO will send a receipt to the Payer within 10 days of the date your bank transfer is received. If you do not receive a WIPO receipt within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.
Warning: Course participation is only possible once tuition fees are paid in full.

Payment follow-up

For any questions, please contact us.

Refund request

To request a refund, please fill in the refund form.