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Office of Admissions Online Applications


Welcome to the Office of Admissions' online registration and application system. Applicants may file the following online: Registration, Application to Take the California Bar Examination, Application to Take the First-Year Law Students' Examination, and/or Moral Character Determination Application.

If you wish to submit a Moral Character Determination Extension application or a Multijurisdictional Practice (MJP) program application, you cannot use this online application system. You must download and submit a paper application.

The Application for Extension of Determination of Moral Character and selected forms/instructions are only available in portable document format (PDF).


We recommend using the compatible browsers and configurations listed below in order to get the best use out of the system.

Compatible Browsers Effective June 1, 2018


Note: other operating system/browser combinations will likely work, but are not actively tested or officially supported.

Browser Configurations

The following must also be installed or configured in order to use critical applications on this website:

  • Adobe Reader (download)
  • Pop-up blockers disabled or configured to allow pop-up windows from this website
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled (see our privacy policy)

Submitting an Online Application

In order to submit an online application, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Establish an account — Each applicant must establish an account in order to submit an online application. This is done only once. Applicants will need his or her username and password in order to log on and access the applications.

  2. Select and complete the application — Select the application and complete the requested information. An examination application must be filed each time an applicant intends to take the examination. Applicants will not be permitted to submit a duplicate application for the same examination. If your application is successfully submitted, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Once an application is submitted, information cannot be changed. If you would like to print your online application, use your browser's print command from each screen of the application.

  3. Payment — A Mastercard, Visa, or personal/cashier's check or money order payment is required for submission and acceptance of this application. For credit/debit card payments, a processing fee of 2.25% will be added to all charges. If your credit/debit card transaction is denied, you will not be able to submit your application until you provide another Mastercard or Visa.

    To pay by personal/cashier's check or money order, you must mail the check or money order to the Los Angeles Office of Admissions. Your application will not be considered complete until payment is received. If the personal/cashier's check payment is returned for insufficient funds, your application will be considered incomplete until a valid payment is received. Late charges may be applied and/or the application deadline will be enforced if the payment is not received within the published deadlines. There is no processing fee associated with personal/cashier's check or money order payments.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the admissions process, visit the Admissions section of the State Bar's Web site or write to:

Office of Admissions
845 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2515
(213) 765-1500
-or- Office of Admissions
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
(415) 538-2300