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Lawyer Licensing Examination Registration

Note: Registration/Payment is due no later than 30 BUSINESS days prior to the examination date selected.

Candidates who were unsuccessful on an examination and choose to re-write a Barrister and/or Solicitor Licensing Examination scheduled during the Licensing Year,  must complete the Registration Form and return it to the Licensing and Accreditation Department by the due date. This form is only to be used for candidates who are re-writing a Licensing Examination.

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).

If you do not submit the Registration Form and pay all the required fees by the applicable due date, you will not be permitted to re-write the Licensing Examination(s). 

2018-19 Licensing Examination Registration 

2019-20 Licensing Examination Registration 

Deadlines for Registration

After a candidate sends a completed Registration Form to the Licensing and Accreditation Department, an invoice will be posted in the candidate’s web account within a few business days.

It is strongly recommended that you submit the form as soon as possible so you may be invoiced to pay by the deadline of 30 business days.

Scan and email to:

Fax the Registration Form to:   



Payment Information

You will be required to pay the Licensing Examination fee (plus applicable tax) for each Licensing Examination that you register to re-write. If you re-write a Licensing Examination in a new Licensing Cycle you will be invoiced and must purchase the revised study materials on which the Licensing Examinations are developed. In order to be fully registered for an examination, all applicable examination and study materials fees must be paid in full by the deadline.

Payments Online

Once a candidate sends a completed Registration Form to the Licensing and Accreditation Department, an invoice will be posted in the candidate’s web account. Candidates may make payment by logging into their Lawyer Licensing Process web account and pay by valid credit card. 

Payments In Person

Candidates may make payment in person by accessing their web account and printing off the invoice when it becomes available. The invoice must accompany any payment made in person. 

French Language Locations

Candidates who choose to write a French language Lawyer Licensing Examination may do so at any of the Licensing Examination locations indicated on the Registration Form. However, only the Ottawa location provides French-speaking examination proctors.
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 may be found online in the document entitled “Licensing Process Policies” which include information on:

Deferring a Licensing Examination: 
Lawyer Licensing Process Policies, Part XII, Section 12.13

Completing the Licensing Process within Licensing Term:
Lawyer Licensing Process Policies, Part VIII 

The Request Form for Change or Deferment is available in the “Fees and Forms” section of the website.

Examination Rules and Protocol