NCBE processing fees vary depending on your academic credentials and admission history.
Go to the Character & Fitness page, choose the jurisdiction to which you are applying from the drop-down menu, select View Fee Schedule, and use the descriptions to determine which fee category applies to your application.
This depends on a number of conditions, which can vary by jurisdiction.
Go to the Character & Fitness page, choose the jurisdiction to which you are applying from the drop-down menu, select View Fee Schedule, and see the supplemental conditions to determine if you may be eligible.
Generally, if NCBE has completed a character report (Categories I, II, III and IV) for you in the last four years you are eligible for the reduced supplemental fee. You may confirm your eligibility by contacting our Intake Department.
Payments may take up to 60 days for processing. Please do not contact NCBE unless more than 60 days have passed.
Please use the following forms to update your application.
Prior to submission of application:
After submission of application:
Submission procedures vary by jurisdiction.
Go to the Character & Fitness page, choose the jurisdiction to which you are applying from the drop-down menu, and select View Mailing Instructions to view the list of duties to be completed after the application is finalized. A similar checklist with more detailed instructions will appear after completion of the online application.
NCBE does not set deadlines; each jurisdiction has its own rules. For this information, you will need to contact the jurisdiction directly.
Contact information for jurisdictions can be found by going to the Character & Fitness page and choosing the jurisdiction to which you are applying from the drop-down menu.
You can view your completed application by logging in to your NCBE Account. If you require an exact copy of the application that was submitted to our office, you must complete a Request Copy of Prior Application.
You may respond to NCBE Character and Fitness inquiries by:
Mail: National Conference of Bar Examiners, Character and Fitness Investigation Services, 302 South Bedford Street, Madison, WI 53703-3622
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (PDFs preferred)
Contact NCBE's Character and Fitness Department
Contact NCBE's Technical/ITSupport for assistance.
After successfully linking a previous application(s) to your NCBE account, you can copy existing data to a new application. Click the "Copy to new application" link. Select the correct jurisdiction associated with the new application from the drop-down menu and click "Next Section." NOTE: You are not able to copy data to or from a Michigan (Admission by Exam) or North Carolina application.
Under "Link Existing/Previous Online Application," select the previous application jurisdiction, enter your username and password used to create the previous application, and click "Link Application."
*An unused application will be deleted after 90 days. *An application that is never received by the National Conference of Bar Examiners will be deleted after one year of disuse. *An application that is processed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners will remain on our server for five years from the date we receive the application. As long as your application remains online, its data can be transferred into a new account for a supplemental report or an application to another jurisdiction. *An application to North Carolina or Michigan by Exam will remain on our server for one year from the date the application is received by the respective admissions office.
Blank copies of a bar application may be printed using our software by choosing the "Print Blank Forms" link after logging in to your account.
Use the following links under the "Link Existing/Previous Online Application" form: "Need help finding your previous Online Application Information?" or " Forgot your Online Application password?" If you are still having trouble, please contact us at email@example.com or call 608-280-8550 and ask for IT Help.
Users of the Chrome web browser may have difficulty viewing the drop-down menu in the online application. Additionally, moving from question to question will only work by using the Next and Previous question buttons. A different browser other than Chrome should be used for optimal performance.