Paralegal Education Program Accreditation

New Standard for Paralegal Accreditation and Audit - 2014
 
Accredited Paralegal Education Programs Audit Policy and Framework

Paralegal Education Program Accreditation Package

In January 2004, the Attorney General of Ontario asked the Law Society to expand its public interest mandate to include paralegals. The Law Society accredits paralegal education programs in Ontario, approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. These programs are required to include, at a minimum, certain fundamental courses that cover the essential elements of procedural and substantive practice as well as ethical and responsible practice.

Graduates of accredited paralegal education programs are eligible to apply to write the Paralegal Licensing Examination that, in addition to other requirements, must be completed to qualify for a licence to practise as a paralegal in Ontario.

All paralegal applicants who apply for a paralegal licence with the Law Society must have graduated from an accredited legal services program. Prior or current appointees (Justices of the Peace or appointees to a Board or Tribunal) may also qualify to apply for licensing, as an appointee according to By-Law 4, section 13.2.f. Please contact the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department at 416-947-3315 or email to licensingprocess@lsuc.on.ca for further information, prior to applying.

Accredited Paralegal Education Programs

School Location Language Delivered Program Credential
Academy of Learning Toronto English Ontario College Diploma
Algonquin Careers Academy Mississauga, Ottawa English Ontario College Diploma
Algonquin College Ottawa English Ontario College Diploma
Canadian Business College Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough English Ontario College Diploma
Canadian College of Business, Science & Technology Brampton English Ontario College Diploma
CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care Ajax, Hamilton, Mississauga, Toronto Bloor, Toronto, North York English Ontario College Diploma
Cestar College of Business, Health and Technology Toronto         English Ontario College Diploma
Centennial College Scarborough English Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Kitchener English Ontario College Graduate Certificate
CTS Canadian Career College Barrie, North Bay, Sudbury English Ontario College Diploma
Durham College Oshawa English Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Oshawa English Ontario College Diploma
Everest College Toronto Central (North York), Nepean English Ontario College Diploma
Fanshawe College London English Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Fleming College Peterborough English Ontario College Diploma
George Brown College Toronto English Ontario College Certificate
Herzing College Ottawa, Toronto English Ontario College Diploma
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Toronto - North Campus English Ontario College Diploma
Toronto - Lakeshore Campus English Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree
La Cité collégiale Ottawa Français Ontario College Diploma
Loyalist College Belleville English Ontario College Diploma
Metro College Toronto English Ontario College Diploma
Mohawk College Hamilton English Ontario College Diploma
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Toronto English Ontario College Diploma
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Brampton English Ontario College Diploma
St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology Windsor English Ontario College Diploma
triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Oshawa, Toronto, Windsor English Ontario College Diploma
Westervelt College  London English Ontario College Diploma

All accredited programs are diploma programs unless otherwise indicated.