Admission by UBE- testing in Arizona


Arizona administers the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), which consists of six Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) questions, two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).  For information about the MEE, MPT and MBE, including past questions and summaries, go to the National Conference of Bar Examiners website at www.ncbex.org.   The Arizona UBE is offered in February and July, and lasts two days.  Its purpose is to test an applicant's ability to identify legal issues in a statement of facts such as may be encountered in the practice of law, to engage in a reasoned analysis of the issues and to arrive at a logical solution by the application of fundamental legal principles in a manner which demonstrates a thorough understanding of these principles.

Applicants who successfully test UBE may be eligible to transfer their UBE score into other UBE jurisdictions.  For a list of UBE jurisdictions and link to other state’s rules, go to www.ncbex.org.   Applicants who have actively practiced law for five of the past seven years might be eligible for admission to Arizona by motion.  Applicants who have earned a UBE score in another jurisdiction may be eligible for admission to Arizona by transfer of UBE score.  For information on these alternate paths for admission to the practice of law in Arizona, return to the home screen.  

Additional requirements apply, including the attainment of a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), completion of the Course on Arizona Law, and demonstration of good moral character. For a complete list of requirements, please see Supreme Court Rules 34-37.  

 

 Arizona Uniform Bar Exam Cycle Calendar
 Admission Fees & Deadlines (Administrative Order PDF)
   February Exam July Exam
 Exam Application Timely Filing  Aug 15 - Oct 31 Jan 15 - Mar 31
 Exam Application Late Fee and Close*  Nov 1 - 30 April 1 - 30
 Laptop Registration Information Email to Applicants  Early January Early July
 Exam Instructions and Information Memo to Applicants  Late January Early July
  Evidence of Graduation Due February 1  July 1
 UBE Administration - Next: February 23-24 2021 Last Tu/W of Feb  Last Tu/W of July
 UBE Score Release - July Exam Results: October 9, 2020 2nd Friday in May  2nd Friday in Oct
     
*Note: Arizona UBE February applicants who were unsuccessful will receive alternate application instructions and deadlines for the July Arizona Uniform Bar Examination
 
Exam Results for the July 2020 Arizona Uniform Bar Examination will be posted here, Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM Arizona Time.

Results for the July 2020 Arizona Uniform Bar Examination, please click here to view. 

Note: A letter containing score information and next steps has been mailed to each July 2020 Arizona UBE examinee, at their address of record. Please allow one week for postal delivery. Once you receive your letter please read it carefully.

If you failed to achieve a score of at least 273, please click here for more information.
 

See links below to apply:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Online application links saved to your computer will not be updated when system maintenance occurs. Whenever portal maintenance is performed you will need to access your online application from a fresh link, not a saved one.                      

BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION SYSTEM PRINT the Navigation Tips pdf(s) below to assist with login:
 
NEW USER NAVIGATION TIPS - Create new account and starting new application. If you never accessed the previous system or if you created a contact in the old system but did not start an application, you are a New User.
 
RETURNING USER NAVIGATION TIPS - Checking status or continuing application/admission process. If you previously filed an exam application or previously started any Arizona Admissions application, you are a Returning User.
 
Application for the February exam will open August 15. Please review application preparation reminders  below.
Begin an Online Application 
 
Application Preparation Reminders:
The following reminders are provided to assist you in being prepared to apply for the upcoming exam. Please refer to the attached sample application document and review the checklist below. Supplemental documentation will not be accepted by our office prior to receiving your online submission.
 
Exam Application Checklist           
Sample Exam Application Questions
Current Rules of Admission

Forms available for printing and signature:
• Authorization and Release (Required)
• Declaration (Required)
• Code of Conduct (Required)
• Intent to Test Via Laptop Form (if applicable)
• Permission to Write Form (if applicable - Rule 35(c)(3)
• Accommodation Forms (if applicable)
              
• Evidence of Graduation (see Rule Requirement)
Photograph - passport-type photo (see sample application document for details)
Completed fingerprint card (ink or digital live scan prints accepted) - email request for blank card
Citizenship (current proof of name, age and lawful presence)
 
Also, please be reminded of the following items which are not required to apply or sit for the exam, but are your responsibility to provide to complete the admission process (see sample application document for more details):
 
• Valid MPRE Score - Contact NCBE for registration or score transfer at http://www.ncbex.org
• Completion of the Arizona Law Course - For registration go to  https://www.azcourts.gov/educationservices/Committees/JCA/Online-Registration 
• Character Report - To be submitted after exam application

 

Thank you, 
Attorney Admissions