NCBE provides character and fitness services for the following applicant types in Washington:

  • Attorney
  • Foreign-Educated/Foreign-Licensed
  • Admission by Transferred UBE Score
  • In-House Counsel

How to Apply

NCBE does not conduct investigations for all applicant types; note that some types may have different filing instructions. Application filing instructions should be obtained by contacting Washington.

Application and Fee

The application and mailing instructions should be obtained by contacting Washington. Completing and submitting a character and fitness application is only part of the bar application process.

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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.

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Bar Admission Agency
Washington State Bar Association

1325 4th Ave., Ste. 600

Seattle, WA 98101-2539

Phone: (206) 727-8209

Fax: (206) 727-8313

Email: admissions@wsba.org

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