The entrance examination comprises both written and oral tests.
The CRFP programme consists of
6 months of core studies (covering deontology, office management, drafting, pleading etc. )
a 6-8 month individual project which could include periods of training with an accountant, or
in legal departments of a commercial company, or court, or with a trade-union,
or with a central or local government department in France or abroad
in agreement between the candidate and the CRFP
followed by a 6 month stage in the
office of an avocat. Admission to
the stage is dependent on evidence of good character; the stagiaire must also show that he is going to serve his stage in the office of an avocat situated in the area of
that particular Bar.
The certificate for the CAPA is granted after a further
examination at the conclusion of the course.
The candidate then takes the oath of admission to the Bar and becomes an avocat