Paralegal Certificate Admission Requirements

    • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
    • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    • English 100 level or higher course (B- or higher), CMNS 159 (B+ or higher) or LPI exam [www.lpitest.ca] (level 5 or higher – please note that in the School of Legal Studies the EDT is not accepted in place of the LPI).
    • Resume || Letter from employer confirming current legal employment || One of the following: 1) two years legal admin work experience; 2) graduation from Cap U's Legal Admin Assistant (LAA) program with B+ or higher (other LAA programs may be considered); 3) graduation from Cap U's online LAA program with B+ or higher (other online LAA programs may be considered) plus one year legal admin work; or 4) relevant life/work experience with or without legal admin work experience (some limitations)

    For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.