NCBE provides character and fitness services for the following applicant types in Iowa:
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 Iowa 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.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
Iowa Board of Law Examiners
Office of Professional Regulation
Iowa Judicial Branch Building
1111 East Court Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 348-4670
Fax: (515) 348-4698Visit Website