Application & Exam Information


Step 1 – Complete the NBTA Application

  • Complete NBTA’s online application in its entirety to become eligible for one of the next NBTA examinations.
  • For an overview of items you will need on hand to complete your application click here.

Step 2 - Register for the NBTA Examination 

April 13, 2020: Noting the current status of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, NBTA has made the decision to postpone the May 16th, 2020 examination so that we can ensure the safety of our exam takers and proctors.  We apologize for the inconvenience and please stay safe!

Our next scheduled Examination will be: Saturday, September 26, 2020 Civil Trial, Criminal, Family, Civil Practice, Truck Accident, Social Security Disability or Board Eligible Exam (registration deadline for this exam is: September 4, 2020).  If you are looking for a specific examination site please email Gwen Arcangelo: [email protected] to see if arrangements can be made for a site in your area!

NBTA has developed a specially designed guide to facilitate your preparation for the exam. The information below will answer your questions about the NBTA exam and address your concerns about this step of the certification process. Please choose the link for your chosen specialty.

Civil Trial Exam Information Packet

Criminal Trial Exam Information Packet

Family Trial Exam Information Packet

Social Security & Disability Exam Information Packet

Civil Practice Exam Information Packet

Truck Accident Exam Information Packet