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Bar Exam Guide: Deadlines and Fees

Guide to the Bar exam


Hawai`i Bar Application Deadlines and Fees

Examination Dates & Application Deadlines

If you want to sit for the:

  • February examination, the application must be submitted by November. 1.
  • July examination, the application must be submitted by April 1.

Bar examinations are given on Tuesday and Wednesday during the week of the last Wednesday of February and July.


  • Effective February 2014, the bar examination fee will be $500.00. Fees will not be transferred or refunded. If you wish to pay on-line by credit card please have your credit card ready. After you select “Pay” you will be required to enter your payment information.
  • You will be required to pay a fee to the National Conference of Bar Examiners when you complete and submit your NCBE Hawai`i Character and Fitness Application.
  • A laptop user fee will be assessed by ExamSoft