Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

The Application

All applications must be completed and submitted through the CiviCore™ Application Management System (AMS). All applicants must obtain a unique identification number from the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) as part of the application process. You can obtain your NCBE number here.

Application Instructions and Fees

See a sample application here.

 

Application Fees

All fees must be paid electronically at the time your application is submitted.  Application fees are subject to change without notice.

All fees, including late filing penalties, are assessed according to the date they are electronically received. Postmarks will NOT be honored.

Application fees submitted electronically and rejected as unpaid for "insufficient funds, closed account, or stop payment" will be deemed not timely filed.  

For bar examination applications, if declined or dishonored payments are resubmitted after the first filing deadline but no later than the last filing deadline a $200 late penalty fee and a $30 service charge payment must be added to the amount due.  Fees that are declined or dishonored and not resubmitted by the last day of the late filing period will not be accepted and the application will be denied as not timely filed.


Reapplication to Take the Colorado Bar Exam

If you previously submitted an application to take the Colorado Bar Examination using the CiviCore™ AMS, you may reapply by logging in to your application account and selecting the option for returning candidates to reapply. The AMS will prompt you to review and edit (if applicable) all information previously submitted. New forms must be completed each time you reapply. You must submit a newly signed, dated and notarized Authorization and Release and Statement of Verification, new fingerprints and a new driving record each time you reapply. Additional instructions are contained within the application.

Although reapplying for the Colorado bar exam is intended to be streamlined for returning candidates, completion of the application will still require significant time to complete properly. Accordingly, you should prepare your application well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid late filing fees.

The Office of Attorney Admissions will generally reject an application that does not conform to the rules, which then may require reapplication for a subsequent exam. Be certain to frequently check “Important Bar Exam Dates” for a schedule of exam dates, filing deadlines and other relevant dates related to the bar exam.


Fingerprint Submission Requirement

ATTENTION: The State of Colorado has adopted a new electronic fingerprinting process effective Monday 9/24/18.

To schedule an appointment in Colorado, contact Identogo at https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/25YFRV for locations and instructions.

Out-of-state applicants can check availability of a local CABS compatible IdentoGO center by visiting https://uenroll.identogo.com/, entering the Service Code 25YFRV and then clicking on the link for Locate an Enrollment Center. After reviewing whether there is a nearby center, click the Done button and then select Schedule or Manage a Fingerprint Appointment (if there was a nearby center).

If you are an out-of-state applicant and there is no Enrollment Center near you, please call 1-844-321-2124; hours are Mon - Fri, 8am - 4:30 pm CST. Give the Service Code 25YFRV for Colorado Board of Law Examiners-Attorney Admissions and the operators can assist you in the correct process you should follow for getting your fingerprints.

You are also required to fill out and upload the Fingerprint Requirement Form which can be found in your online application portal.

WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT HARD COPY FINGERPRINT CARDS IN OUR OFFICE FOR PROCESSING. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED A HARD COPY FINGERPRINT CARD, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE IDENTOGO WEBSITE.