National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) Challenge Exams Prep Program (Online)

The NCA Challenge Exam Preparation program is designed to assist internationally trained lawyers in their preparation for nine of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) Challenge Examinations.

The National Committee on Accreditation is a standing committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada mandated to assess the legal education and practical experience of those who obtained their law degree outside of Canada or in a Canadian civil law program. After the NCA has assessed the credentials, an applicant may be asked to complete one or more challenge examinations within a prescribed period of time.


The NCA Exams Preparation program is designed to assist internationally trained lawyers in preparation for nine (9) of the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) Challenge Examinations.

NCA exams include the following subjects: Remedies, Torts, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Taxation, Family Law, Contract Law, Evidence, Property Law, Trusts, and Commercial Law. For more information, please visit the Federation of Law Societies of Canada website.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Be proficient in English (please see policy 1002); and
  2. Have a law degree from a country outside of Canada; or have had (or are in the process of having) their legal credentials assessed by the NCA.

Program Formats and Duration


This program is offered in a LIVE online format through face to face instructor-led webinars using Adobe Connect and Google Apps.


360 hours (9 courses, 40 hours each).

  • Note: Students can register for each course individually.

Upcoming Dates

LIVE Online

Part-time Program:

  • Start date: November 14, 2017
  • Webinars are held every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Individual Courses:

  • Canadian Professional Responsibility: November 14, 2017 – December 14, 2017
  • Business Organizations: December 19, 2017 – January 25, 2018
  • Contract Law: January 30, 2018 – March 1, 2018
  • Torts: March 6, 2018 – April 5, 2018
  • Property Law: April 10, 2018 – May 10, 2018
  • Foundations of Canadian Law: May 15, 2018 – June 24, 2018
  • Canadian Administrative Law: June 19, 2018 – July 19, 2018
  • Canadian Constitutional Law: July 24, 2018 – August 23, 2018
  • Canadian Criminal Law: Start dates coming soon. Please contact us to be added to the wait list.

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Course Descriptions

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.



Full program

All formats of the program are eligible for Canada Student Loans, other forms of government funding, and bank financing. However, students are responsible for making their own funding arrangements and are advised to contact the relevant funder well in advance of the start date to make an application.

Application and tuition fees for this program are as follows:

  • Application fee: $150 (Domestic Students) or $200 (International Students)
  • Tuition fee: $8,350

Individual Courses

The tuition fee for individual courses is $930 per course.
Please note that individual courses are not eligible for student loan funding.

Note: Tuition fees do not include the cost of required textbooks.

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