Bar Standards Board Certification Testing

Welcome to the registration centre for the Bar Course Aptitude Test (BCAT).

A BCAT pass is one of the core requirements for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). You will not be able to study the BPTC without it.

How to register

You will need your 8 digit BPTC application number to register. Click here to go to BPTC online.
Registration and scheduling of your test will take place via the buttons to the right on this page. You can take the test from November 2014 until 7th September 2015.

The BCAT costs £150 if taken in UK and EU test centres and £170 if taken in the rest of the world. You pay online at the point of scheduling your test.

You can sit the test in over 100 countries worldwide through Pearson VUE Test centres. Click on the test centre locator button to find your nearest test centre. You will be asked to select a test centre at the point of scheduling your test.

For more information about the BCAT go to the Bar Standards Board’s website.

BCAT Preparation

The following resources are available to help you prepare for the BCAT:


Appointments may be made up to one calendar day prior to the day a candidate wishes to test, subject to availability.

Please note: the payment platform is not available in the following countries. You will need to contact your preferred test centre to arrange payment and schedule your test.

  • Cameroun
  • Ghana
  • Lebanon
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Last updated 2015-03-24