Application for Admission to the 2019-20 Paralegal Licensing Process

Welcome to the online application for the Ontario Paralegal Licensing Process.

This application, the application fee and the required supporting documentation must be received by the Law Society by December 3, 2018, by 5 p.m. E.S.T., or a late filing fee will be applied to your account.

This is the first of a two-part application process for admission to the Law Society's Paralegal Licensing Process. Part I is to be completed online. Part II requires you to print and mail the completed application with the supporting documentation, all duly commissioned or notarized, to the Licensing and Accreditation Department of the Law Society of Ontario. The application fee must be paid online by credit card or by sending a certified cheque or money order to the Accounts Office of the Law Society of Ontario, in order to avoid incurring a late fee.

Prior to applying, please read the following information which will provide you with a thorough understanding on the application process, how to submit the application and the schedule and choices that you need to make:


Additional date information can be found on the "Dates to Remember" page. Candidates who wish to write the Paralegal Licensing Examination in the 2019-20 licensing cycle (July 2019, October 2019 or February 2020) should apply by the deadline listed above. An earlier sitting held in February 2019 is available on the application for applicants who graduate in time and apply and become registered prior to the registration deadline. Please note that candidates who choose to write the early sitting held in February 2019 belong to an earlier licensing cycle (2018-19) and shall only have two full subsequent licensing cycles in which to complete their licensing requirements, instead of three.

The Paralegal program you have completed or are completing must be from a college approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and must also be accredited by the Law Society at the time you apply to the Licensing Process.

It is your responsibility to verify that your credentials meet the Law Society's requirements.

Following the application deadline, applications may still be filed, however, a late filing fee will be applied. It is recommended that you apply by the deadline, as a late application may delay your eligibility to obtain study materials and write the Licensing Examination. All deadlines refer to business days, not calendar days (see the “definition” section of the Paralegal Licensing Process Policies). 

To begin your online application to the Paralegal Licensing Process, you will need:


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