Information Regarding Grade Release
Please do not call the board or the court regarding your examination results. Results cannot be obtained over the telephone under any circumstances. The following information is provided to assist you with questions you may have relating to your examination results.
How are General Bar Examination grades released?
Once the Florida Supreme Court approves the release of examination results, the Court sends a tweet from its authorized Twitter account @flcourts. You will then be able to locate your results on your Florida Board of Bar Examiners applicant portal, as correspondence. The correspondence will contain your examination results, including your examination scores. Additionally the Florida Supreme Court releases General Bar Examination results on their website.
How do I access my examination results on the court’s website?
If you cannot access your portal account for any reason, you may click on the link leading to the examination results on the court's website, and scroll until you locate your file number (not your Badge ID number) among the results provided. If you do not know your file number and cannot access your portal account, do not call the board or the Florida Supreme Court, as your file number is never given out over the phone. Please submit a Request to Reset Portal Access via the board's website.
What do I do if I cannot locate my file number on the court's website?
If you cannot locate your file number on the court’s website, first make sure that you're using the correct file number; If the file number you are using has a "B" in it, it is an old number and you need to use the file number assigned to you when you converted your student registration and filed an application to take the examination. If you still cannot locate your file number, there will be correspondence in your applicant portal as to why your results are not included among those on the court's website.
Did I pass the examination?
You can pass the examination either by the Individual or Overall method. If you did not pass both Part A and Part B individually, but did pass the “Overall” examination, meaning the average of your scores from Part A and Part B was at least 136, then you did successfully complete the General Bar Examination.
Can my essay responses be regraded?
All essay papers of applicants who took Part A and whose Part A or Overall scores were near the pass/fail line, were automatically regraded by an independent reader. There are no provisions for additional regrades of the essay portion of the examination once the examination scores are approved by the Supreme Court and released to applicants. Part A results will be handscored upon written request to verify the accuracy of the reported score, at no charge.
Why was I not “Authorized to be sworn in?"
In order to be “Authorized to be Sworn in,” you must pass the General Bar Examination and the MPRE, and your background investigation must be complete. If you have not been authorized to be sworn in, the letter containing your examination results will advise you of the reasons you have not been authorized to take the oath.
Who can administer my oath?
If you are authorized to be sworn in, your oath and all information needed to be sworn will be provided to you via your applicant portal. You may be sworn in by any judge, notary, or other person authorized to administer oaths of office. It is not necessary to attend an induction ceremony or otherwise travel to Florida to be sworn in.
Where do I send my completed oath?
If you are authorized to be sworn in, you must upload your properly executed oath to your Florida Board of Bar Examiners portal account, within 90 days of the letter authorizing you to be sworn in. Your Certificate of Admission will be ordered, at no cost to you, when your properly executed oath is received by the board. Approximately eight weeks is required for preparation of the certificate. Your Certificate of Admission will be sent to you at the address of record in your portal account. Additional certificates may be purchased for $25 each.
When will I receive my bar number?
Once the board has received your executed oath, your name will be forwarded to The Florida Bar’s membership records department. The Florida Bar (TFB) new member communication will be sent automatically via email once new members are received from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and it will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also receive TFB new member communication via physical mail within 7-10 business days of the emailed communication. Both of these communications will include your new bar number, information on accessing your Member Portal, Continuing Legal Education, the Young Lawyers Division and available Bar resources. The physical new member communication will also include your new Florida Bar card. The Florida Bar begins sending information regarding annual renewals, which are due each July 1, as early as April each year and will continue to provide reminders until the end of the collection period.
What do I need to do to attend an induction ceremony?
Information regarding the induction ceremonies, including a registration notice, is included with a letter from the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Florida. You are not required to attend an induction ceremony; however, many applicants have found attendance at the ceremony to be a valuable experience. In order for your name to appear on the program, you must advise the board, in writing, no later than 10:00 a.m. on the Wednesday prior to the ceremony that you plan to attend. After that time, you may still attend the ceremony, but your name will not be on the list provided to the court.
Can I attend an induction ceremony if I have already been sworn in?
The Supreme Court of Florida has released the following bar examination statistical information developed by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners:
Additional statistical information for partial and subsequent test takers:
Statistical Information from Previous Bar Examinations:
You may attend a ceremony even if you are sworn in prior to the ceremony. You will not complete a new oath at the conclusion of the ceremony.