Exam Registration Requirements
- General Requirements Bulletin [PDF viewer] - (includes requirements and instruction on how to apply, contains application and undertaking forms)
You may type directly into the form on your computer in the Application Form (PTO 158)*, Undertaking Form (PTO 275)*, and the Credit Card Authorization form (FORM PTO 2038). After typing the information into the form on your computer, print the form(s) locally at your printer, sign the forms and submit in accordance with the instructions in the General Requirements Bulletin .
*Forms PTO 158 and PTO 275 are contained within the General Requirements Bulletin.
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Registration Examination Questions
The computer-delivered examinations include 100 multiple-choice questions, and only ninety of the questions will be scored. Accordingly, to pass the examination a candidate must correctly answer seventy percent (sixty-three) of the ninety scored questions. Each of the scored questions has been used on previous examinations forms and had been psychometrically analyzed to ensure the question provides a useful assessment of a candidate's legal qualifications.
Ten of the questions on the computer-delivered examination and the paper-based examination will be undergoing beta testing. The ten beta test questions will be distributed throughout the examination. The ten beta test questions will not be identified and will not be scored. These questions will be psychometrically analyzed to assess if the questions are too simple, too complex, or too ambiguous to serve as an adequate basis for measuring candidates' legal qualifications. Accordingly, these questions will not be included in the scoring of a candidate's examination or in determining whether a candidate has passed or failed an examination. Beta test questions will not be available for review, for example, by candidates who do not pass the examination.
Beta test questions that are found to accurately measure candidates' legal qualifications will be introduced into future examination forms and scored. The future examination forms will include different beta test questions. In this manner, the Office will continue to beta test new questions in the registration examination to identify questions capable of measuring candidates' legal qualifications and add those questions to the data bank of questions that can be used and scored in the registration examination.