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Lawyer Licensing Examination Registration and Deferral Information

Registration, payment and the filing of final official transcripts or NCA certificates of qualification are due no later than the applicable registration deadline for the licensing examination sitting selected.

As public health measures regarding social distancing remain in place indefinitely, a decision on the method of administering licensing examinations will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.

The  Request for Registration or Deferment form (below) is to be used by candidates who:
(i) were unsuccessful on a licensing examination and are choosing to register for a rewrite; or
(ii) had previously selected a licensing examination sitting but are seeking to defer the licensing examination.

Candidates must complete the required form and return it to the Licensing and Accreditation Department prior to the registration deadline for the selected sitting or the deferral deadline, as applicable, as set out on the form.

If you have outstanding documents, such as the LL.B. /J.D. transcript, the NCA Certificate of Qualification or any outstanding fees, you will not be permitted to write the licensing examination(s). Please see the Dates to Remember page for specific deadline dates for each sitting. 

2021-22 Request for Registration or Deferment Form

Deadlines for Registration or Deferment 

After a candidate sends a completed form to the Licensing and Accreditation Department to register for a future sitting, an invoice will be posted in the candidate’s online account within a few business days.

It is strongly recommended that you submit the form as soon as possible in order to register for a licensing examination so you may be invoiced and pay by the applicable registration deadline.

Candidates who submit the form in order to defer a licensing examination sitting must do so by the applicable deferral deadline. Candidates who submit the form in order to register for a licensing examination sitting must do so by the applicable registration deadline.

Applicable deadlines are listed on the form as well as on the Dates to Remember page.

Submitting the Required Form

Please complete and submit this document via your online account as an attachment by the applicable deadline.

2021-22 Request for Registration or Deferment Form

Payment Information

Please see the Billing and Payment Information webpage for further information.

Examinations in French

Candidates may write their examination in English or French.


Candidates who register to write any Lawyer Licensing Examination must apprise themselves of the Lawyer Licensing Process Policies and the Licensing Examination Rules and Protocol. Information on relevant Policies and Procedures of the Licensing Process may be found online in the document entitled “Licensing Process Policies” which include information on the following topics:

Deferring a Licensing Examination 

Candidates unable to write at their selected examination sitting must submit a Request for Change or Deferment Form by the prescribed deadline. For further information on deferring a component of the Licensing Process please see Lawyer Licensing Process Policies.

Completing the Licensing Process within the Licensing Term

Candidates must complete the licensing process within the licensing term, as specified in the Lawyer Licensing Process Policies.

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