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Lawyer Licensing Examination Registration

Note: Registration, payment and the filing of final official transcripts or NCA certificates of qualification is due no later than 30 BUSINESS days prior to the examination date selected. Please see the Dates to Remember  page for specific deadline dates for each sitting.

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 prior to the deadline. 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).

2018-19 Licensing Examination Registration Form 

2019-20 Licensing Examination Registration Form 

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 online account within a few business days.

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

Scan and email to: licensingprocess@lso.ca

Mail/Drop-off the form to:
Law Society of Ontario
Licensing and Accreditation Department
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 2N6



 

 


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 also be invoiced for the revised study materials on which the Licensing Examinations are developed. In order to complete the registration requirements 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 online account. Candidates may make payment by logging into their Lawyer Licensing Process online account and pay by valid credit card. 

Payments in Person

Candidates may make payment in person at the Law Society during business hours. Those making payments in person must ensure they bring a copy of the invoice(s) to be paid 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.

Policy

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:

Deferring a Licensing Examination 

Candidates unable to write at their selected examination sitting must submit a Request for Change or Deferral Form by the prescribed deadline. For further information on deferring a component of the Licensing Process please see 
Lawyer Licensing Process Policies, Part XII, Section 12.13

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