Examination Information

The timely filing deadline for the July 2019 General Bar Examination is May 1, 2019.

Bar Admissions Presentations

An online version of the bar admissions information presented to beginning Florida law school students is now available. Also available is an online version of information provided for 3L students.

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Bar Examiners Modify Disorder Evaluation Requirements

The Board approved a policy change effective March 21, 2019, affecting applicants requested by the Board to undergo evaluations related to substance use disorders or certain severe mental health disorders.

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Checklist to File a Re-Examination Application (repeater or postponer)

This checklist will assist you in completing the Re-Examination/Conversion Application. Click the links below to access information or print forms. A ticket of admission will be issued upon receipt of a properly completed, notarized Re-Examination/Conversion Application with all required supplemental documents and fee(s) if postmarked on or before the timely filing deadline. Re-Examination/Conversion Applications are accepted after the deadline, but late filing fees (escalating until the application and all supplemental documents are received) will be required.

STEP 1 - PRINT AND USE CHECKLIST

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Print this Checklist
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Check each item when completed to assure that your Examination Application includes all necessary supplemental documents and information.

STEP 2 - GATHER INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS

Completion of the online Re-Examination/Conversion Application will take less than 15 minutes. It is suggested that you gather and have the information listed below available when you begin.

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Applicant file number.
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Law school name and date of graduation (month and year).
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If admitted in another jurisdiction, the date (month and year) first admitted.
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Fingerprints (unless previously submitted to MorphoTrust USA (fka IBT) as a Florida Bar applicant, registrant, or CLI registrant)
All applicants for admission to The Florida Bar must have their fingerprints scanned for electronic submission to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and to the FBI by MorphoTrust USA. Instructions for this step are in the answer to How do I submit the required fingerprints? in our FAQ. Confirmation of your compliance with this step must be received by the board before a ticket of admission into the General Bar Examination can be issued to you.
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Retrieve or obtain your NCBE number.
You will be required to report your NCBE number on the Examination Application under Step 3 below. Go to www.ncbex.org/ncbe-number to either retrieve your NCBE number or request an NCBE Number. Your unique NCBE Number will be used for identification purposes when you take the Multistate Bar Examination and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination and may be used as an identifier for other bar-admission-related purposes. It is recommended that you copy and paste your number into the "NCBE Number" field on your Examination Application. Therefore, you should have that window open when you are completing the application.

STEP 3 - COMPLETE THE APPLICATION ONLINE

When you have gathered the information above, you are ready to complete the Re-Examination/Conversion Application. A high speed Internet connection is recommended.

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Examination Application
Click the link above to access the on-line application in a new browser window. Answer the questions in order as some questions are based upon your responses to earlier questions.
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Click the "Browse" button to upload your passport-style photo (see Photo Requirements And Upload Instructions).
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When you have responded to all items and have selected your photo for upload, click the button, "Finalize My Application". The program will gather your responses into a document and display it on the screen.
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Print application
Print 2 copies of your Re-Examination/Conversion Application. You will submit 1 copy to the board and keep 1 copy for your records. Once you close your browser, the Re-Examination/Conversion Application will no longer be available to print. If you fail to print the application, you will have to re-enter all data from the beginning.
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Complete the handwriting sample on the last page of the application.
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Have the Re-Examination/Conversion Application notarized. The notary should require identification and place you under oath prior to requiring you to sign the document.
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Confirm that the notarization is properly executed (including that the notary properly indicates how you were identified, signs, dates and affixes his or her stamp). Incorrect notarization will cause your application to be returned and may result in your being charged an examination late filing fee or for your late filing fee to be higher.

STEP 4 - GATHER AND MAIL REQUIRED MATERIALS

As you package your application, check off each item below confirming that you have completed and included each required item. Your application will not be considered complete unless you attach or have previously filed with the board all required items i.e., proof of being fingerprinted and photograph, etc.

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Re-Examination/Conversion Application
Completed and properly notarized. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
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Fingerprints (unless previously submitted to MorphoTrust USA (fka IBT) as a Florida Bar applicant, registrant, or CLI registrant)
All applicants for admission to The Florida Bar must have their fingerprints scanned for electronic submission to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and to the FBI by MorphoTrust USA. Instructions for this step are in the answer to How do I submit the required fingerprints? in our FAQ. Confirmation of your compliance with this step must be received by the board before a ticket of admission into the General Bar Examination can be issued to you. If your fingerprints have already been taken by IBT for the purpose of applying to The Florida Bar, you are not required to be re-fingerprinted.
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Clip your check or certified money order made payable to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for the total amount displayed in the "Total Fees" section of the printed Re-Examination/Conversion Application.
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If applicable, attach your Test Accommodations petition, Notice of Medical Alert, and any other required supporting documents.
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Unless you have already done so, apply for the MPRE or request transfer of any previously obtained scores.

Address your package to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.

U.S. Postal Service:
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750
                
FED EX or other delivery service:
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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