NCBE provides character and fitness services for the following applicant types in North Dakota:
- Law Student Registrant
- First Bar Admission (Examinee)
- Admission by Transferred UBE Score
How to Apply
Complete the application by logging in to your NCBE Account. NCBE does not conduct investigations for all applicant types; note that some types may have different filing instructions. Contact North Dakota for specific filing instructions.
Application and Fee
Applications will not be considered until the required authorizations are received. Submission requirements vary by jurisdiction. A detailed checklist, with mailing instructions, is available after finalizing your online application. Completing and submitting a character and fitness application is only part of the bar application process.View Fee Schedule
Log in to your NCBE Account to
- Start, continue, or complete an application
- Amend a pending application
- Print Authorization and Release forms
NCBE's Character and Fitness Services
Requirements, deadlines, and processing timelines vary among jurisdictions. Decisions regarding your qualification for admission are made by the jurisdiction and not by NCBE. The information provided here relates only to NCBE’s character and fitness services.
Bar Admission Agency
North Dakota State Board of Law Examiners
Judicial Wing, 1st Fl.
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530
Phone: (701) 328-4201
Fax: (701) 328-4480Visit Website