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.

2019/2020 CPLED Program


The 2019/2020 CPLED registration deadline was May 31, 2019. Please contact Craig Edhart to apply. Late applications are subject to a non-refundable late fee of $150 + GST.

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


Please review the following information regarding the 2019/2020 year:

Tuition for the 2019/2020 CPLED Program year has been set at $3064.00. Payments must be submitted with an invoice number. Click here to pay online.

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


In some cases, students may have individual needs that necessitate an accommodation, an excused absence, a deferral, scheduling change, or 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.