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Florida Bar Exam Information


Get Detailed Information About The Florida Bar Exam Including Schedules, Grading, Reciprocity, Fees, Common Questions & More.

Unlike most states, Florida does not use the UBE. However, it still uses the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), which is the same as in other states. The essay portion of the bar exam is completely Florida-specific, and there is also a state-specific three-hour multiple-choice exam as well.

FL Specific Component
Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

FL Specific Component

The Florida-specific component consists of three hours spent answering essay questions and three hours of 100 multiple-choice questions.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The MBE, which is administered on Wednesday, is developed and graded by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

This portion of the examination is an objective 6-hour examination containing 200 multiple-choice questions, which is divided into two 3-hour sessions during which 100 questions are administered.

The MBE tests 7 subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

2023 Filing Deadlines & Fees

When Is the FL Bar Exam in 2023?

July 26-27, 2022 February 21-22, 2023 July 25-26, 2023
Timely Filing: May 1, 2022 Nov 15, 2022 TBD
Late Filing: June 1, 2022 Dec 15, 2022 TBD
Final Filing: June 15, 2022 Jan 15, 2023 TBD

What is the FL Bar Exam Schedule Like?

The Florida bar exam is a two-day exam administered twice a year, with the MBE given on the last Wednesday of February and July.

Day AM PM
Tue 3 Essays on Any Subject (3 hours) 100 Multiple-Choice Questions (3 hours)
Wed 100 MBE Questions (3 hours) 100 MBE Questions (3 hours)

What Subjects Are Tested On The FL Bar Exam?

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Florida Subjects

  • Business Entities
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law & Dependency
  • Florida Rules of Civil & Criminal Procedure
  • Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Real Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts
  • UCC Articles 3 & 9
  • Wills & Administration of Estates

FL Bar Exam Grading & Scoring Process

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An average scaled score of 136 out of a scale of 2000 is required, based on the combined scaled scores of the MBE portion and the written portion.

  • MBE: 50%
  • Florida Essays/Multiple-Choice: 50%

Required MPRE Score: 80

Results

Results for the February exam are released in mid-April. Results for the July exam are released in mid-September.

FL Bar Exam Reciprocity

MBE Transfer

Florida does not accept MBE scores from other jurisdictions.

Admission on Motion

Florida does not allow for admission on motion. All persons must take and pass the Florida Bar Exam.

How do I Contact the FL Bar?

Florida Board of Law Examiners

Tippen-Moore Building

1891 Eider Court

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750

https://www.floridabarexam.org/

Phone: 850-487-1292

Fax: 850-414-6822

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