Application & Exam Information


Step 1 – Complete the NBTA Application

  • Complete NBTA’s online application in its entirety by March 1, 2017 or September 1, 2017 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

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 Exam (registration will be open between February 1 - March 31, 2017)
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 Exam (registration will be open between August 1 - September 22, 2017)


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.(Contact the NBTA main office for civil pretrial practice information.)