Registration Test

To promote understanding of the rules and methods for using E-MACS, users are required to take and pass a short test before being authorized to use E-MACS. You can review E-MACS rules and procedures by referring to the rest of these Help files, the Frequently Asked Questions, and video demos on the Clerk of Appellate Courts page, Appellate eFiling tab.

The test consists of multiple-choice or true/false questions and should take about 10 minutes to complete. You need to answer at least 80% of the questions correctly to pass the test, and you can retake the test as many times as needed until you pass (you will be given the option to review your answers before retaking). If necessary, you can log out of E-MACS and log back in later to retake the test.

Taking the Test

  1. When prompted to take the test after entering your user information, click Begin Test.

  2. Select answers to the questions.


Navigate through the test by using the Previous and Next buttons, not the "Back" and "Forward" buttons on your browser.

  1. After answering the final question, click Submit.

  2. Click OK to confirm the test submission.

  3. If you fail the test:

    1. (optionally) Click Print Answers to view your test results in a separate window.

    2. Click Restart Test to take the test again.

If you pass the test:

    1. (optionally) Click Print Answers to view your test results in a separate window.

    2. Check the primary e-mail account you entered during E-MACS registration for a link you must click to continue the registration process. You must click the link within 24 hours.


It is possible that any new e-mails generated by E-MACS may be directed to your e-mail account's junk or spam folder, depending on how your e-mail account is configured. Make sure to monitor such folders for any E-MACS correspondence.

Attorneys can immediately access E-MACS and e-file at this point.

All other account holders who have passed the test must monitor their e-mail for a message from the clerk’s office stating that their account is under review. Upon approval of your account (at which point you will receive an e-mail notification from which you must click a link), you will be able to use E-MACS.