The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) is launching a new Bar admission program in June called the Practice Readiness Education Program. Launched in partnership with the Law Societies of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, PREP is an innovative program that will provide the lawyers of tomorrow with the skills to thrive in a professional legal environment.


Registration for PREP will open Monday, March 2 on CPLED’s website. This will be a significant change as students will now register with CPLED directly for their Bar admission program while also applying separately for admission as an articling student with the Law Society of Manitoba.

Admission Requirements

Students will need to provide CPLED with proof of a Canadian common law degree or certificate of qualification (CQ) from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

PREP is intended to be completed while students are articling, however, students can enroll and begin the online Foundation Modules, phase one, prior to securing an articling position.

All PREP students must be admitted as an articling student with The Law Society of Manitoba and commence articling before the end of phase one, the online Foundation Modules.

For more information on PREP’s admission requirements and starting PREP prior to securing an articling position, visit CPLED’s website.

Program Cost

The total program cost for PREP is partially subsidized by the Law Society.

For those who are articling students registered as members of The Law Society of Manitoba, a subsidy of $2,600 towards PREP tuition will be in place for 2020/21. Students will be responsible for the balance of $3,500. Payment plan options are available.

For more information on the cost structure of PREP tuition fees, visit CPLED’s website.

Looking for more information on PREP, admission requirements, program costs and registration? Watch this video, hosted Dr. Kara Mitchelmore, CEO of CPLED.