Please note that the offices of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) remain closed. Although Ontario, where the NCA office is located, has begun to reopen some businesses, offices such as ours are required to remain closed for now. NCA employees are continuing to work  remotely and to respond to emails. While the office is closed employees are not able to answer or respond to any telephone queries. If you have any questions about the work of the NCA, please send an email to NCA@flsc.ca. If your inquiry deals specifically with NCA exams, please email exam@flsc.ca. (Updated May 21)

The following includes all NCA notifications posted or distributed since our offices were closed in response to government COVID-19 guidelines.

APPLICATIONS

March 25: (Advisory) The NCA continues to accept new applications.

ASSESSMENTS

March 25: (Advisory) Assessments received during closure of NCA’s offices will not be processed until COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION

March 25: (Advisory) NCA will continue to notify law societies which applicants have completed their Certificate of Qualification (CQ), but will not issue paper copies of CQs.

EXAMS

April 20: (Advisory) Online registration for August exams opens on May 1, 2020 and closes at Noon (Eastern) on June 19, 2020.

Applicants who registered for May 2020 exams were asked to verify that all their exams have automatically been re-scheduled for August 2020 in the NCA Portal. Instructions were also posted on how to cancel exams, change exam subjects, or arrange to write exams in a location other than the seven main sites (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto or New Delhi).

April 14: (Advisory) Dates for the August exam session were changed to August 13-14 and August 17-21.

March 28: (Advisory) Applicants were notified that non-mandatory subjects from May (Contracts, Evidence, Family, Property and Trusts) will also be re-scheduled to the August exam session.

March 25: (Advisory) NCA notified all applicants that May 2020 exams were cancelled, and that mandatory subjects (Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Criminal Law, Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Professional Responsibility and Foundations of Canadian Law) will be re-scheduled to the August exam session. All NCA mandatory subject exams scheduled for May should be automatically re-scheduled in the NCA Portal by April 15. Applicants will not have to pay a cancellation fee if they cancel exams.

EXAM RESULTS, REVIEW AND FEEDBACK

April 14: (Advisory) NCA confirms that January exam results were released and posted in NCA Portal at the end of March.

April 7: (email) Those who completed NCA exams in January 2020 received instructions on how to obtain feedback on their unsuccessful exams. Exam reviews will not be scheduled until the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.  A review schedule will be posted on the NCA website, once it is available.

March 31: (email) Those who completed exams in January session were advised that exam results were available through the NCA Portal.

LEXIS NEXIS ADVANCE QUICKLAW ACCOUNTS

April 8: (email) Applicants were advised that all Lexis Nexis Advance Quicklaw accounts are suspended until registration opens for August exams.