New York State Board of Law Examiners

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Welcome to the New York State Board of Law Examiners (BOLE) Applicant Portal

This portal is for the sole purpose of applying for admission by examination in the State of New York

  • All transactions, including your application to sit for the bar examination, application by transferred UBE score, registration for the New York Law Course and registration for the New York Law Exam, must be made through the Applicant Services Portal.

  • You must have a BOLE Account to access the Applicant Services Portal.

  • Existing Accounts: If you submitted either an electronic application to sit for the New York bar examination or an Online Request for Foreign Evaluation after 2008, you already have a BOLE Account. Click on LOGIN and enter the email address and password that you used when you created your account. If you do not remember your password click on Reset Password and you will be prompted to reset your password. If you do not remember the email address that you used when you created the account you must make a written request to update your email address by fax or by email. Do not create a new account. All communications from the Board will be sent only by email and only to the email address you provided in your BOLE account. It is your responsibility to keep your email address up to date in your BOLE Account.

  • New Applicants: Click on CREATE BOLE ACCOUNT. To create a BOLE Account you must provide the following information:

    • Name: Enter your legal name exactly as it appears on the official government photo identification that you will use for identification on the date of the examination.

    • Date of Birth: Please be careful to enter your correct date of birth as it appears on your official government identification (mm/dd/yyyy).

    • Email Address: You must have a valid email address. Use an email address that you check frequently as all communication from the Board will be sent only by email and only to the email address that you provide in your BOLE account.

    • NCBE Number: You must have a valid NCBE Number. If you do not already have an NCBE Number, or if you do not remember your NCBE Number, you may obtain the NCBE Number at https://accounts.ncbex.org/php/ncbe_number/goCreateAccount.

    • Upon creation of the BOLE Account, an auto-generated email will be sent to the email account that you supplied. The confirmation email will include your unique BOLE Identification Number (BOLE ID) and a temporary Password. Save the BOLE ID and Password in a safe and accessible location as you will be required to use the BOLE ID in all future communication with the Board. The email will also include instructions for changing your temporary password the next time that you log into your BOLE Account.