Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission

This Web page contains most of the documents required to complete an Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission.

Read all of the instructions before proceeding:

How to use these files
Other required forms
Filing your completed application
Download the files


How to use these files

Documents 7 and 8 are fillable PDF forms. You must use the free Acrobat® Reader to fill out and print the application forms. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to visit the Acrobat download page.

The forms contain form fields that permit the entry of requested information. Only the entered text that you actually see within each field is the text that will print. If a field is not large enough to display your response, attach a separate sheet or sheets, referencing the form and the question number and part. Some of the form fields have the ability to accept two lines of information within the form field.

Follow these guidelines when filling out these forms:

Other required forms

This Web page contains all of the forms you will need to complete your application except a fingerprint card. Fingerprint cards may be obtained from any of the following:

Filing your completed application

After completing the forms on this Web page, print the forms, and then execute the documents. Please note that your signature on some of the documents must be notarized. Only executed originals will be accepted for filing; electronic filings are not acceptable. If you have questions about the forms, please contact the Supreme Court Bar Admissions Office at 614.387.9340.

Download the files

Document Name Notice
1. Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio -- Rule I. Admission to the Practice of Law These documents contain important information you must read before completing your application.
2. Instructions to Applicants for Registration as Candidates for Admission to the Practice of Law
3. Definitions of Essential Eligibility Requirements for the Practice of Law
4. Decisions Issued by the Supreme Court of Ohio that Relate to Character and Fitness
5. National Conference of Bar Examiners -- Fee Schedule for Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission
6. Applicant’s Character Questionnaire
To be completed by applicant
After completing the NCBE’s electronic Character Questionnaire, be sure to print out and include an original hardcopy of the Questionnaire and a copy of the Questionnaire with your application.
7. Certificate of Dean
To be completed by applicant's law school
You must use the free Acrobat® Reader to fill out and print the application forms. More information is available.
8. Registration Application
To be completed by applicant
9. Notice This document contains important information you must read before completing your application.
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