The next opportunity to write the College’s exam is on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Please note that this date may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on gathering limits that may be in place in April. The exam can be written in the following locations:
- Thunder Bay
The fall sitting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021. Deadlines for the fall sitting will be posted after the April exam.
To find out what you need to qualify for the exam, visit the Start an Application page and click the category that applies to you. If you are applying to re-write the exam, do not submit a new application. Email the College and you will be provided with further instructions.
Once the College has reviewed your application and deemed you eligible to write, you will be sent a confirmation email with the Exam Registration Form attached. The form must be completed and returned with payment to the College. The College will confirm the exact time and location of the exam approximately three weeks before the exam date.
Only candidates who submit a completed Exam Registration Form and pay the exam fee will be registered for the exam.
The timelines below are final and apply to all locations.
Before you submit any documents, learn more about submitting documents to the College during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|– Submission of application form|
– Payment of application fee
– Submission of transcript and supporting documents (if applicable)
|Friday, February 5, 2021|
|Completion of the Jurisprudence e-Learning Module||Friday, February 5, 2021|
|Request for testing accommodations and supporting documents (see below)||Friday, February 5, 2021|
|Change request (language to write, writing centre)||Wednesday, March 10, 2021|
|Withdrawals (see the Refund Policy)||Friday, March 26, 2021|
|Deferrals||Friday, April 2, 2021|
You can write the exam in English or French. You must indicate your preferred language on the Exam Registration Form. Any request to change your preferred language must be made in writing and received by the College at least four weeks before the exam date. You cannot change your preferred language on the day of the exam.
Applicants who require accommodations must complete the accommodation application form. All requests must be supported by documentation. For a medical accommodation, please have the appropriate health professional complete the disability-related needs form. Please submit your complete request by mail or via email by the deadline noted above.
You can defer writing the exam to the next available exam date for any reason, including not being ready to write. Requests for deferral must be emailed at least seven days before the exam. The exam fee will be credited in full toward the next sitting.
You can withdraw from writing the exam if you do not want to defer to the next available exam date. If you withdraw, you will receive a 50% refund of the exam fee if the withdrawal occurs at least 15 calendar days before the exam date. If the withdrawal occurs within 15 calendar days of the exam date, you will not be refunded any amount.
A partial refund may be issued to applicants who withdraw within 15 calendar days of the exam date with a documented illness or on compassionate grounds. View the Fee Refund Policy.
Changes to name and contact information
If you have legally changed your name, you must notify the College immediately via email and submit proof of the name change. If your contact information (email address, telephone number, home address, etc.) has changed, you must also notify the College. The College communicates information on the exam via email. Please report these changes by sending an email to the College.
Preparing for the exam
The College has developed several resources to help you prepare for the exam. View the study resources.
School performance report
The College publishes data on how applicants from Ontario post-secondary institutions perform on the exam. View the school performance report.
For more information on the exam or if you have any questions, contact the College via email.