NCBE provides character and fitness services for the following applicant types in Ohio:
- Law Student Registrant
- First Bar Admission (Examinee)
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 Ohio 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
Office of Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 S. Front St., 5th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215-3431
Phone: (614) 387-9340
Fax: (614) 387-9349Visit Website