In March 2011, Idaho adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Idaho administered the first UBE during the February 2012 bar examination.
After March 1, 2012, the Idaho State Bar will accept UBE score transfers. Prior to the February 2017 UBE, an applicant for admission to the Idaho State Bar may transfer a UBE scaled score of 280 or above from another UBE jurisdiction if the UBE was taken within the last 37 months. Effective for the February 2017 UBE and any UBE thereafter, the UBE score requirement is 272. Please contact the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE; ncbex.org) in order to request that an official UBE score transcript be sent directly to the Idaho State Bar.
Here is a link to a list of jurisdictions that have adopted the UBE: https://ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/ube/ube-faqs/
If you took the UBE in Idaho and would like to transfer your UBE score to another jurisdiction, contact the NCBE.
Qualifications. In order to be eligible for admission to practice law in Idaho, the Applicant must:
- Be at least eighteen years of age;
- Be lawfully admitted to this country;
- Have, or will have received, a juris doctorate or bachelor of laws degree or an equivalent basic law degree from an Approved Law School.
- Have demonstrated the essential eligibility requirements to practice law pursuant to Rule 201 and have met all requirements in the Admission Rules; and
- Be a person of good moral character.
- Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). Prior to submitting an Application for Transfer of UBE Score and Admission to the Idaho State Bar, or within the next two scheduled MPRE administrations after submission of such application, the Applicant must take the MPRE and receive a minimum scaled score of 85 or such other minimum scaled score as the Board may establish.
Duty to Supplement. All Applicants must supplement their Application with relevant character and fitness information until admitted to practice law in Idaho.