The next California Bar Examination is scheduled for February 26-27, 2019. Get more information about the exam, including test locations and results.
Note: If you signed up to use a laptop for the California Bar
Examination, you must certify your laptop with Examsoft before the
first day of the examination. Please note that the ExamSoft’s new
computer-based-testing software is Examplify.
If applicants need to stay near the test center or need special accommodations, they will have to make a request to the Office of Admissions. See more information:
Preparing for the exam may take months. Help yourself by looking at what the test covers and how it is graded.
It may take up to several months to find out the bar exam results. Results from the February bar exam are not released until mid-May. The July bar exam results are released in mid-November.
Credit and debit card payments: For credit or debit card payments, a processing fee of 2.25 percent will be added to all charges. If your credit or debit card transaction is denied, you will not be able to submit your application until you provide another Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover card.
Check Payments: To pay by personal, cashier’s check or money order, you must mail the check to the Office of Admissions, The State Bar of California, 845 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515 with a completed application.
If the personal, cashier’s check or money order payment is returned for insufficient funds, your application will be considered incomplete until a valid payment is received. A $20 service charge will be assessed for insufficient funds and any late charges in effect will be applied. The application deadline will be enforced if the payment is not received within the published deadlines. There is no processing fee associated with personal or cashier’s check payments.