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 Process, 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).
Deadlines for Registration
After a candidate sends a completed Registration Form to the Licensing Process, 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.
Mail to: Fax the Registration Form to:
The Law Society of Upper Canada 416-947-9070
130 Queen Street West, 2nd floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2N6
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 Licensing Examination 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.
Once a candidate sends a completed Registration Form to the Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department, an invoice will be posted in the candidate’s web account. Candidates may make a payment by logging into their Lawyer Licensing Process web account.
Payments In Person / By Mail
Candidates may make payment in person or by mail by accessing their web account and printing off the invoice when it becomes available. The invoice must accompany any payment made in person or by mail.
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 and instructions in 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 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