The CPLED Program

The bar admission course for the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan is the CPLED Program. The CPLED Program is administered in Alberta by the Legal Education Society Alberta, in Manitoba, by the Law Society of Manitoba and in Saskatchewan, by the Law Society of Saskatchewan.

Students must successfully complete the requirements of the CPLED Program before applying for admission to the bar. Each law society province sets its requirements.

Successfully meeting the requirements of the Program requires a grade of “Competency Demonstrated” on all mandatory assignments and competency evaluations. A student who does not meet the requirements of the CPLED Program must repeat the Program.

Possible grades are:

  • Competency Demonstrated – the student has satisfied the assessment criteria for the assignment or competency evaluation.
  • Competency Not Yet Demonstrated – the student has not demonstrated the minimum acceptable level of competency on the assignment or competency evaluation.
  • Deferred – the student has been granted a deferral of the assignment or competency evaluation by the Director.
  • Incomplete – only available to be granted by the Director after the fact and only in the most exceptional circumstances