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

  • Attorney
  • Foreign-Educated/Foreign-Licensed

How to Apply

NOTE: The applicant types listed above only qualify when seeking admission under Maryland Rules 19-212 and 19-213. If you are seeking admission under these rules, 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 Maryland for specific filing instructions.

Application and Fee

Although the application is electronically completed, applicants must PRINT the completed application, sign release forms, and MAIL IT. A checklist with these instructions will appear after you finalize your application online. 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
Maryland State Board of Law Examiners

2011-F Commerce Park Drive

Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 260-3640

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Use Only as a General Guide

This information should be used only as a general guide. The application process is determined by the jurisdiction to which you are applying. Contact the jurisdiction to verify application instructions and deadlines.