The NCA examination process is entirely self-study and applicants are responsible for their own course materials and program of studies. There is no private tutoring or consultation available through the NCA. A syllabus and practice exam are available for each subject.
These syllabi are generally revised once annually and are in effect for a full calendar year starting in January. Please note the syllabi may be updated from time to time without prior notice. Applicants are responsible for monitoring the website for updates and obtaining the most recent syllabus for the exam session.
Applicants can also acquire syllabus material through various Canadian publishers and other websites.
You can also refer to the NCA guide on How to Answer Fact Based Law Exam Questions.
The syllabi indicated below are available in PDF format:
- Business Organizations (formerly Corporate Law) (November 2016 version)
- Canadian Administrative Law (January 2017 version)
- Canadian Constitutional Law (February 2015 version)
- Canadian Criminal Law (May 2016 version)
- Canadian Professional Responsibility (January 2017 version)
- Civil Procedure (Alberta) (May 2014 version)
- Civil Procedure (B.C.) (October 2013 version)
- Civil Procedure (Ontario) (May 2016 version)
- Commercial Law (September 2016 version for January 2017 exam)
- Contracts (May 2014 version)
- Evidence (January 2017 version)
- Family Law (Alberta) (July 2016 version)
- Family Law (B.C.) (July 2016 version)
- Family Law (Ontario) (July 2016 version)
- Foundations of Canadian Law (March 2017 version)
- Property (September 2016 version)
- Remedies (September 2016 version for January 2017 exam)
- Taxation (March 2016 version for August 2016 exams)
- Torts (November 2016 version)
- Trusts (September 2015 version)