National Bankruptcy CollegeBankruptcy Certification Program:

Admission Process


Candidates to National Bankruptcy College do NOT need any prior bankruptcy-related academic training or bankruptcy-related courtroom experience.

Candidates for admission may apply at any time, but are encouraged to do so as early as possible.  Applicants are considered on a rolling-admission basis.  There are two separate applications from which to choose: (a) the boot-camp non-certification program, or (b) the certification program. Select the appropriate application program below and click on the .pdf link.


Boot Camp Program:

BOOT CAMP APPLICATION.  PDF ---Click for the printable application.

To apply to the Boot Camp Program, you must submit to the Office of Admissions at the address below the following:

  1. A completed Boot Camp Program application form
  2. A non-refundable $75 application fee made payable to "National Bankruptcy College"

Both of the required items listed above must be tendered in ONE package (no piece-meal submissions) to National Bankruptcy College, Attention Robert Schaller, 700 Commerce Drive, Suite 500, Oak Brook, IL  60523.


Certification Program:

$5,000 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  PDF ---Click for the printable application.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM APPLICATION.  PDF ---Click for the printable application.

Candidates for admission to the Bankruptcy Certification Program at National Bankruptcy College may apply at any time, but are encouraged to do so as early as possible. Applicants are considered on a rolling-admission basis.  To locate a program application and a $5,000 scholarship application, please click on the application icons above.

Candidates do NOT need any prior bankruptcy training or experience. To apply to the Bankruptcy Certification Program, you must submit to the Office of Admissions at the address below the following:

  1. A completed Bankruptcy Certification Program application form
  2. A $5,000 scholarship application form (optional)
  3. A non-refundable $75 application fee made payable to “National Bankruptcy College”
  4. A letter of reference from an attorney, employer, friend or family member who can assess your level of commitment for advanced legal training (8 hours every day, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)  in a time-intensive, full-submersion, accelerated course designed for attorneys who want to master the art of consumer bankruptcy practice.

All the required items listed above must be tendered in ONE package (no piece-meal submissions) to National Bankruptcy College, Attention Robert Schaller, 700 Commerce Drive, Suite 500, Oak Brook, IL  60523.