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 

As the state and nation grapple with the coronavirus outbreak, NBTA is working to ensure that we protect the health and safety of our board, staff, members, applicants, examinees and proctors during the COVID-19 crisis. 

None of us knows when this emergency will end but what we do know is this crisis is already upending our day-to-day lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined a week ago. 

On 3/17/20, NBTA President, Keith Clifford, decided to cancel the upcoming Examination scheduled for March 28th, 2020 and tentatively reschedule it for May 16, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience and please stay safe!

  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 Civil Trial, Criminal, Family, Civil Practice, Truck Accident or Social Security Disability Exam (registration deadline for this exam is: April 25, 2020) To register for this exam, please download and complete this form.  If you are looking for a specific examination site that is not listed 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