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Students must provide proof of a  Canadian common law degree or  Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Secured an Article?
Complete the following steps:

  1. Register for PREP and register as a student member with a CPLED participating law society
  2. Complete article and PREP
  3. Call to the Bar 

Haven’t found an article yet? Don’t let that slow you down!
Complete the following steps:

  1. Register for phase one, Foundation Modules of PREP
  2. Secure an article by the end of phase one, Foundation Modules and register with a CPLED participating law society to continue in the program
  3. Complete article and PREP 
  4. Call to the Bar

The Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) is intended to be completed while students are articling, however, students can enroll and begin phase one, Foundation Modules, prior to securing an articling position. All PREP students must, however, secure an articling position and register with one of CPLED’s participating law societies before the end of phase one, Foundation Modules.

If a student unfortunately is unable to secure an article by the end of the Foundation Modules they will need to apply for a deferral of PREP.

PREP is the official Bar admission program for the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan. Students who choose to register for PREP who are not members of a CPLED participating law society will need to in addition to the requirements of admission in their jurisdiction. Always remember to verify the requirements of Bar admission with your respective law society prior to applying for a program.

*The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is currently reviewing their rules to decide if students can begin PREP prior to becoming articling clerk members with the society.