Ultimate Guide to Idaho State Bar Exam

Your complete guide to Idaho bar exam prep.

Pass Rates · Bar Review Courses · Format · Essay Topics · Schedule · Dates · Location · Application Fees & Deadlines · What to Bring · Scores & Grading · Results · Reciprocity · Law Schools · Groups · Other Resources

*Updated January 2024

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Idaho State Bar Exam | Basic Information

The Idaho State Bar was formed in 1923. It is a mandatory association for those practicing law in Idaho.

Idaho is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Idaho first administered the UBE in February 2012.

Idaho State Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2023 (137 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 66%
First-Time Pass Rate: 76%
Repeat Pass Rate: 40%

February 2023 (76 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 36%
First-Time Pass Rate: 60%
Repeat Pass Rate: 20%

February 2022 (unknown takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 51%
First-Time Pass Rate: 57%
Repeat Pass Rate: 38%

July 2021 (unknown takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 66%
First-Time Pass Rate: 71%
Repeat Pass Rate: 30%

Idaho Bar Review Courses

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NCBE Questions 1,750+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,700+
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250+ Mnemonics
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Idaho Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered twice each year in Idaho (in February and July). The examination is administered over two days in four, three-hour sessions. The UBE has three parts: the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).


The MBE is a six-hour test and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test your understanding across seven subjects. Your MBE score comprises 50% of your overall UBE score.

Watch Crushendo’s free MBE tips video.


The MEE consists of six 30-minute legal essays. The MEE makes up 30% of your score.

Essay topics may include the following: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts, Unincorporated Business Entities, Wills and Estates, etc.

Crushendo offers the most recent MEE questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MEE tips video.


The MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks where you analyze and apply laws to specific scenarios. The MPT makes up 20% of your score. Crushendo offers the most recent MPT questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MPT tips video.

What’s the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination?

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) tests your understanding of established standards of conduct for lawyers. The MPRE is administered three times each year (in March, August, and November). The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and is two hours long. Check out this MPRE Tips video!

Upcoming Bar Exam Schedule, Dates, Location


Morning Afternoon
Day 1 MEE (3 hours) MPT (3 hours)
Day 2 MBE (3 hours) MBE (3 hours)


  • July 30–31, 2024
  • February 25–26, 2025


Location of bar exam varies.

Idaho Bar Exam Application

Are you interested in taking the Idaho State bar exam? Here’s some basic information on applying to take the Idaho bar exam.

Idaho State Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:

The Law Center
525 W. Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702

Phone number: (208) 334-4500

Idaho Bar Exam: What to Bring

What to bring

  • Your current driver’s license.
  • Your Bar Examination Identification & Certification Card that has your photo, NCBE number, and examinee number.

Important notes

  • You need to have these items with you for each of the four testing sessions.
  • Laptop testers should not bring their laptop in a case or bag.

Prohibited items

  • Any item that can connect to the internet
  • Any item that can record audio or video
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Briefcases
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Notes
  • Phones
  • Food or drink
  • Purses
  • Radios
  • Rulers
  • Scratch papers
  • Study materials

Idaho Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the UBE in Idaho is 272/400. Scores of the three tests comprising the UBE are weighted as follows:

  • MBE = 50% of your total UBE score
  • MEE = 30%
  • MPT = 20%

*A passing score for the MPRE in Idaho is 85/150.

Idaho Bar Review Course

Crushendo’s comprehensive UBE Suite comes with everything you need to crush the Idaho Bar Exam.

  • MBE, MEE, and MPT Prep
  • 250+ Proprietary Mnemonics
  • 1,750+ Licensed NCBE Questions
  • Audio Attack Outlines
  • Audio Flashcards
  • Lifetime Access

Idaho Bar Exam Results

View lists of those who passed the Idaho State bar exam, posted on the Idaho Court’s website:

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my Idaho bar exam results released?

Idaho bar exam results are usually posted six to nine weeks after the exam date. February bar exam results are normally posted in April. July bar exam results are normally posted in September.

Can I see my Idaho bar exam score?

If you passed the Idaho bar exam, you won’t be able to see your score. If you failed the exam, you can send a letter to the Idaho Bar Admissions Office, along with a $25 check, and your exam will be mailed to you.

Can I appeal to have my Idaho bar exam re-graded?


How many times can I take the bar exam in Idaho?

You can retake the UBE six times in Idaho.

Idaho Bar Exam Reciprocity

Applicants seeking admission to the Idaho State Bar, without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.

The following states have reciprocity with Idaho: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

In order to be eligible for admittance to the Idaho State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:

  • Have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Actively practice law for at least three of the last five years

Law Schools in Idaho

Here’s a list of law schools in Idaho.

University of Idaho College of Law

  • Founded: 1909
  • Located: Moscow, ID and Boise, ID
  • Enrollment: about 300
  • Tuition Cost: $41,496 View tuition breakdown
  • Bar Passage Rate: 74%
  • ABA Accredited: Yes
  • Website: uidaho.edu/law

Concordia University School of Law