NCBE’s Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, published in collaboration with the American Bar Association, provides annually updated information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions, including a directory of state bar admission agencies. The Guide provides a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction snapshot on bar admission requirements such as 

  • Domestic and foreign legal education requirements
  • Bar examination details, including application deadlines, fees, and grading and scoring information
  • Uniform Bar Examination jurisdiction policies for admission by exam or by transferred UBE score
  • MPRE requirements
  • Additional pre- or post-admission requirements and continuing legal education
  • Admission on motion policies
  • Other licenses and registrations, such as foreign legal consultants and military spouse temporary practice

The Guide is available for viewing on the NCBE website at and is also available for purchase at the NCBE Study Aids Store

  • Bar
    Bar Exam Fundamentals

    Addressing questions from conversations NCBE has had with legal educators about the bar exam.

  • 2020
    2020 Bar Admission Guide

    Comprehensive information on bar admission requirements in all US jurisdictions.

  • Testing
    Testing Task Force Updates

    Visit the Testing Task Force website for the latest news about this 3-year study of the bar exam.

  • BarNow
    BarNow Study Aids

    NCBE offers high-quality, affordable study aids in a mobile-friendly eLearning platform.

  • 2019
    2019 Year in Review

    NCBE’s annual publication highlights the work of volunteers and staff in fulfilling its mission.

  • 2019
    2019 Statistics

    Bar examination and admission statistics by jurisdiction, and national data for the MBE and MPRE.