CPLED for Students


The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) Program is the bar admission course in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

In Alberta, the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) delivers the CPLED program on behalf of the Law Society of Alberta.


2018/2019 CPLED Program


The 2018/2019 CPLED registration application deadline was May 31, 2018.

To register late or if you have questions, contact Craig Edhart by emailing craig.edhart@lesa.org or calling (780) 969-3554.

To make any changes to your registration contact Craig Edhart. Do not resubmit your registration.

You can apply to the CPLED Program before you have completed the requirements to be admitted as a student-at-law. However, you must have student-at-law status prior to commencing the CPLED Program. Applications for admission to the Law Society of Alberta as a student-at-law are handled by Membership Services at the Law Society of Alberta. For more information, please visit www.lawsociety.ab.ca


The Law Society of Alberta has set the 2018/2019 tuition at $3,011 + GST. Click here to pay online.

  • Note: 2018/2019 CPLED applicants will be invoiced directly. Payments must be submitted with an invoice number.

Please review the following information regarding the 2018/2019 year:

Learn what it takes to become a successful articling student from the Honourable Justice J.E.L. Côté.

Watch a short presentation on the 2018/2019 CPLED Program below.


In some cases, students may have individual needs that necessitate an accommodation, an excused absence, a deferral, scheduling change, or a withdrawal from the CPLED Program. More information about these options can be found in the Student Guide. To submit an application for your individual need, complete the applicable form below:

For questions about the CPLED Program, contact Craig Edhart.