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.

Bar Exam Notice

There is construction near the Tacoma Convention Center. They are building a 300 room hotel and 10,000 square feet of retail space. Parking, sidewalk and street closures, convention center access etc. may be affected during the exam. Please plan accordingly. For more information, please reference the convention center website or monitor your online application dashboard for updates from the Admissions Department.

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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
Washington State Bar Association
Regulatory Service Department
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539