Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway – NCA Accreditation

NCA Application Procedure and Assessment Process

NCA Evaluation and Assessment

To begin, the NCA Candidate must apply to the NCA for an evaluation of professional and educational credentials. Original academic transcripts and professional records must be submitted directly from the relevant universities, law schools, and licensing body to the NCA.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply to the NCA and to arrange for completion of the NCA’s requirements to practice law in Canada.

Contact information and details regarding the application procedure and/or accreditation process can be found on the NCA’s website.

Challenge Examinations or Law School Courses

Upon receiving the NCA assessment report, NCA Candidates can register to complete challenge examinations through the NCA. Examinations are offered four times per year in some subjects (January, May, August, and October) or twice per year in others (January and August).

NCA Candidates may also register to take courses at accredited law schools. Students are admitted on a first come first serve basis, provided that all relevant documents have been supplied. If a candidate is required to take a full three-year degree at a law school, the application for the University of Alberta’s JD Program is November 1st of the year before.