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Admissions: Application for Admission by Examination

Please read the ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRACTICE OF LAW  and these instructions very carefully before completing and submitting your application. You are encouraged to keep copies of all documents for your records. Do not alter the forms, your application will be denied and your fees forfeited if the text of the application and forms are altered. All supplemental information (i.e. narratives) must be typed and sited to correspond with the appropriate question.

The application is to be completed online at the  National Conference of Bar Examiners(NCBE) Character & Fitness Application page. You will establish an online profile with the National Conference of Bar Examiners and create a password. Go to the Nebraska application for admission and complete the fillable form. Once you have completed the standard application, you will review your information by following a checklist to ensure you have successfully completed the application. Print off the successfully completed application. Depending on your responses to specific questions, you will need to then complete your narrative explanations as well as obtain supplemental documents. You will also then be completing the forms that require notarization. Once you have completed the online application, the checklist and any additional information you are required to complete, you mail your packet to:

Nebraska State Bar Commission
PO Box 81809
Lincoln, NE 68501-1809

Include in the packet:

  • Application
  • Narratives and supplemental documentation if applicable
  • Notarized documents
  • Payment - Fee Categories
  • Two completed finger print cards - § Rule 3-119
  • All other required documents

Special Testing Accommodation Form (if applicable)

Should you need to apply for special accommodations, please use the ADA Testing Forms

Revision Form (if applicable)

Should you need to make any revisions to your application, please use the Revisions Form

Amendment Forms ( if applicable)

Should you need to submit any amendments to your application, please use the following forms as needed:

After we have received your successfully completed application, you will receive a receipt.

If you would like to take the essay portion of the exam on laptop, review the Exam Laptop Fees & Regulations.

If you have any questions regarding the filing of your application, please contact the Nebraska State Bar Commission at (402) 475-7091 or or


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