Registering for the UBE

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Applicants register for the UBE by applying to a user jurisdiction for the bar exam. Applicants who have taken the UBE may transfer their UBE scores to seek admission in other UBE jurisdictions. View our interactive map for jurisdictions that have adopted the UBE.

NCBE Number

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Applicants should create an NCBE Account to obtain an NCBE Number before registering with a jurisdiction to take the UBE. The NCBE Number is used as the unique identifier for UBE, MBE, and MPRE scores. Most jurisdictions require applicants to provide their NCBE Numbers in their bar applications.

Applicants keep the same NCBE Number for life and should have only one. Your NCBE Number is tied to your NCBE Account. Use the NCBE Account Lookup to determine if you have an NCBE Number. Create an NCBE Account to receive your NCBE Number if you do not already have one.

Enter the jurisdiction where you will be taking the UBE and the exam date in the Bar Exams tab of your NCBE Account. Ensuring that your NCBE Account accurately reflects your testing jurisdiction and exam date helps NCBE to match your UBE score to your NCBE Number and to the testing jurisdiction's records.

ADA Accommodations

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Examinees who have qualified disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be eligible for auxiliary aids or services to take the UBE. All decisions and arrangements for accommodations are made by the testing jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction has its own accommodations application process and deadlines, and examinees must apply directly to each jurisdiction in which they plan to take the UBE.

The standard versions of the MBE, MEE, and MPT are printed in 12-point font. These tests are also routinely produced in braille, in large-print (18- and 24-point font) versions, and on audio. Additionally, the MEE and MPT are produced as Microsoft Word documents on a data CD for use with screen-reading software.