Bar Exam Admissions

Washington administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in February and July of each year. The two-day exam is held in Tacoma, Washington. Candidates for the Bar Exam must meet all qualifications for taking the exam and are subject to Character and Fitness review.

Important Notice

Bar Exam: We are currently working on a new online admissions portal. As such, new accounts or applications for the summer 2021 bar examination are not available at this time. New online accounts and applications for the summer 2021 bar exam will be available again on January 22, 2021. If you have an online account and started an application but have not yet submitted the application, you will be required to start a new application for the summer 2021 bar exam beginning February 1, 2021.

Admission by Motion & UBE Score Transfer: We are currently working on upgrading our online admissions portal. Due to the upgrade, you must submit your Admission by Motion or UBE Score Transfer application by January 22, 2021. If you do not, your application will be deleted and you will be required to start a new application beginning January 25th, 2021.

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Qualifications for the Bar Exam
Do you qualify to take the bar exam in Washington?
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Application and Exam Information
Find information about the bar exam and how to apply.
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Uniform Bar Exam
Information about Washington's administration of the UBE
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Bar Exam Results and Admission
Find out who passed the bar exam and how to complete the admission process.

Admission by Motion

Lawyers licensed to practice law in other states or territories of the United States or the District of Columbia may be eligible for Admission by Motion.

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Admission by Motion
For U.S. lawyers with active legal experience for 3 of the past 5 years

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Toll-free: 800-945-WSBA (9722) (ask for Admissions)
Local: 206-727-8209
admissions@wsba.org
Washington State Bar Association
Regulatory Service Department
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539