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Dates to Remember for 2020-21 Incoming Paralegal Candidates

(Revised May 4, 2020)

Candidates are required to also access their Law Society Online Account for further deadlines, notices and requirements pertaining to their status in the Licensing Process.

Deadlines are calculated using BUSINESS days, not calendar days.

Application and Transcripts

  • Licensing Term
    2020-21 Licensing Year June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021.
     
    Candidates who enroll in the 2020-21 Paralegal Licensing Process and/or register to begin any part of the Licensing Process in the 2020-21 licensing year will be considered a 2020-21 candidate.
     
    2020-21 Licensing Term June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2023.
     
    A licensing term generally consists of three licensing years. A 2020-21 candidate has until May 31, 2023 to complete the Licensing Process requirements.
  • Application Deadlines
    Online application launch October 2019
    Application (online and paper copy) due date December 2, 2019
    Application Fee due date December 2, 2019
  • Statement of Field Placement Deadline
    Statement of Field Placement Form due date Candidates must submit a Statement of Field Placement Form to the Licensing Process office no later than 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date.
  • Transcript Deadline
    Transcript due date Candidates must have their institution submit an official final transcript no later than 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date.
  • Examination Accommodation Requests
    Examination  Accommodation request due date New applicants to the Licensing Process must submit accommodation request forms and supporting documentation by the application deadline.

    Candidates seeking a revision to an existing, Law Society-approved accommodation plan or requesting an accommodation based on a new or emerging condition/ground must make a request prior to the 30 business day deadline for the licensing examination.

    For more information, see Accommodations.

Examination and Study Materials

  • Examination Dates
    Licensing Examination Dates Please refer to the website for dates, times and locations.
  • Examination Registration
    To be fully registered for a licensing examination, the following conditions must be met:
    - Candidates must be fully enrolled in the Licensing Process well in advance of the exam registration deadline in order to be invoiced for the exam and study materials.
    - Candidates must pay examination and study material fees no later than 30 business days prior to their exam date.
    - Candidates must submit a Statement of Field Placement Form to the Licensing Process office no later than 30 business days prior to their exam date.
    - Candidates must have their academic institution submit an official final transcript to the Licensing Process office no later than 30 business days prior to their first exam date. 

    2020/2021 Paralegal Examinations – Registration Deadlines
    Examination Date Examination Registration Deadlines
    July 2020 June 8, 2020
    October 2020 September 4, 2020
    February 2021 January 11, 2021
     
    Candidates writing the July 2020 exam and/or candidates who want early access to study materials
    Examination/Material Fee Payment due date for July examination:
    May 22, 2020
    Examination and Study Material fees are due by this date for those writing in July and/or those who wish to pick up materials in person during the in-person distribution period. All other examination fees are due in full prior to the 30 business day deadline for each examination.
  • Exam Deferral Deadlines
    To defer an examination to a future sitting, candidates must submit a Request for Change or Deferment Form to the Licensing and Accreditation office by email no later than 10 business days prior to their scheduled examination date.

    2020-21 Paralegal Exam Deferral Deadlines
    Examination Dates Examination Deferral Deadlines (10 BUSINESS days prior to each examination date)
    July 2020 July 7, 2020
    October 2020 October 5, 2020
    February 2021 January 26, 2021
  • Study Materials - Release Dates
    Candidates who wish to obtain access to the study materials must pay for the materials by May 22, 2020.

    All other candidates must make payment no later than the registration deadline for the examination sitting they select.  Please note that candidates will not have online access to the study materials until fees have been paid and have been released for the licensing year.
     
    Study Material Release Date:

     

    In person distribution: Cancelled until further notice

    Online access: 
    May 25, 2020 onward - more information to be sent to candidates on this date
    Shipping Requests:  
    May 25, 2020 onward - more information to be sent to candidates on this date

  • Examination Results
    Examination results will be released approximately 6-8 weeks after the examination date.

Candidate Supports

  • Examination Accommodations
    Examination  Accommodation
    request due date
     New applicants to the Licensing Process must submit accommodation request forms and supporting documentation by the application deadline.

    Candidates seeking a revision to an existing, Law Society-approved accommodation plan or requesting an accommodation based on a new or emerging condition/ground must make a request prior to the 30 business day deadline for the licensing examination.

    For more information, see Accommodations.
  • Tutoring
    Tutoring Program - due date for requests 30 BUSINESS days prior to examination date

    Please see Examination Registration Deadlines for exact dates.
  • Monthly Payment Plan
    Monthly Payment Plan enrolment deadline (April start date)

    Monthly Payment Plan enrolment deadline (September start date)
    April 12, 2020

    September 8, 2020

P1 Licensing

  • P1 Licensing
    To be eligible to apply for your P1 Licence, you must successfully meet all requirements of the Licensing Process, have no Good Character issues, have paid all required fees and submitted all required documents. For more information, see Paralegal Licensing.
     
    P1 Licensing Date Confirmation Check your online account for updates on eligibility and confirmation.
    P1 Licensing Documents due 10 BUSINESS days after the candidate is sent the documents by the Law Society
     
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