The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and taking steps to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, NCA candidates and that of the community-at-large. In compliance with government of Ontario orders, the offices of the Federation are now closed. While we are able to carry on most of our activities remotely, the COVID 19 pandemic has had an impact on the services provided by the National Committee on Accreditation.
The May 2020 NCA examination session has been cancelled. With the need for social distancing, the uncertainties around travel and the variety of government orders in locations around the world, it is simply impossible to proceed with the session.
Candidates who were registered to take exams in May will be automatically registered in subsequent exam sessions. The Federation understands this is a stressful time for all NCA candidates, and is committed to ensuring that timely information is provided. Information regarding upcoming exams and the ongoing processing of applications to the NCA is posted on the NCA Advisories page, and will be updated as appropriate.
The results of the NCA exams completed in January 2020 were posted in the NCA Portal at the end of March.
The NCA continues to process requests for Certificates of Qualification (CQs), although during these challenging times there may be delays in processing applications. For the time being, the NCA will be unable to produce paper Certificates, but candidates qualifying for a Certificate will be notified, as will appropriate law societies.
The NCA web site, online application form, and NCA Portal are available at all times. NCA staff will answer any questions about our services and these changes. Please submit questions to the NCA regarding any of these changes by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.