At least 2 months prior to writing your NCA Challenge exam(s).
One year from the date of purchase. You have unlimited access to the modules & resources provided. You can watch and re-watch from anywhere as many times as you need.
You should only purchase the Exam Prep subject you need guidance on as well as when you are planning to write the Challenge Exam(s). It is up to you as you are the best judge of what you are able to take on with studying as well as family, working etc.
It is recommended that you begin reviewing a course and see how you feel a week or two later and take on another subject if you feel like the material is manageable for you.
Upon purchase, you will receive an emailed receipt and 48 hours later you will receive a subsequent email providing you with instructions on how to log in to your NCA Exam Prep Profile.
To ensure you are able to access the program from your device, please test your system by visiting the Online Technical Requirements page.
Subject matter experts (e.g. academics, judges and practicing lawyers) who have been teaching NCA candidates for years with OsgoodePD.
The online course has been developed in consultation with experienced legal instructional designers.
The material is delivered through pre-recorded online modules. Modules will cover all of the NCA syllabi through a combination of video, audio, and slides as well as self-assessments throughout.
Subject and content specific questions can be posted to the Forum. Instructors monitor and answer inquiries to benefit all participants.
There will also be online chats with the instructors scheduled throughout the year.
For IT and Tech support inquiries, our IT team is readily available.
The videos and slides are updated on an ongoing basis. The NCA syllabi are subject to change without notice.
Our team regularly monitors changes to the NCA syllabi and readings, slides, and video or audio will be updated accordingly. Notifications about modules updates are provided in each Exam Prep page.
Unlike Credit courses, NCA Exam Prep is designed for self-study. As such the videos will introduce concepts across the entire NCA syllabus.
The modules will not be equivalent to taking a full credit course with us. They will be enough to allow NCA Candidates to be introduced to the subjects and gain a better understanding of the readings as assigned by the NCA.
The video lengths vary for each course because some subjects are more dense, complex or cover more material than others.
For example: Canadian Criminal Law has concepts that are very similar to many other common law jurisdictions like actus reus, mens rea, mitigating/aggravating factors. Those videos tend to be briefer. However, in a course like Property Law where concepts in Canada have evolved over many different forms of land ownership over time both in common law and equity, many of these concepts require further elaboration.
In addition to the online modules, each course includes downloadable resources, self-assessments such as short quizzes & questions, a summary creation note-taking template and discussion forums.
No. There will be a notes template, which should guide you in how to create useful notes for yourself. We do not offer prepared notes for subjects because that is counter to our belief that individuals learn in their own ways and notes also need to be specifically tailored to each person. We also provide self-assessments in the form of quizzes throughout the modules.
NCA Prep provides you with sample exam questions of various formats (fact patterns, essay questions, short answers) and allows you an opportunity to submit one sample answer for review and get instructor feedback.
Unfortunately, there are no discounts or refunds available. Please review our Terms & Conditions
We do not require you to provide language proficiency to OsgoodePD however to be issued an NCA Assessment you will need to meet their language proficiency requirements.
You are expected to purchase the text(s) identified by the NCA for each subject.
Cases and legislation on the NCA syllabus are usually excerpted in the required texts, but full versions are almost always available at http://canlii.org.
OsgoodePD does not host the NCA Challenge Exams. Check with the NCA directly for exam policies & information.
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