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Admission by Examination

The Iowa Board of Law Examiners oversees the process of admission to the bar of Iowa. The admission process covers those that are required to take an examination to gain admission as well as attorneys licensed from other jurisdictions who wish to practice in Iowa.  If you are already licensed in another jurisdiction, learn how to become licensed in Iowa. Contact: [email protected] if you have any other questions.

For information about how to register to take the Iowa bar examination, please visit this webpage.

Bar Examination Announcements

Upcoming Deadlines and Events:

  • The application deadline for the July 2024 Iowa Bar Examination is April 1, 2024.  The July 2024 exam will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Des Moines on July 30-31, 2024.
  • The application deadline for the February 2025 Iowa Bar Examination is November 1, 2024.  The February 2025 exam will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny on February 25-26, 2025.

Exam Results and Statistical Reports:


For more information contact: [email protected]

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