How Long Do I Have To Transfer A UBE Score?

How Long Do I Have To Transfer A UBE Score?: A common misconception of the UBE is that, once you pass it, you can transfer a UBE score to a new jurisdiction at any time. However, this is untrue! Depending on the state you want to transfer your score to, you may have as little as 2 years to transfer your score! You also may have to pass a state-specific exam to be admitted to the bar. Below, we breakdown exactly how long you have to transfer a UBE score in each state that accepts the UBE. We also note if there are any other special considerations to be aware of!

How Long Do I Have To Transfer A UBE Score?

Alabama

Alabama allows lawyers to transfer their UBE scores for 25 months of passing  the exam. This state also requires anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

Alaska

Alaska allows lawyers to transfer their UBE scores with 5 years (60 months)of passing the exam.

Arizona

Arizona allows lawyers to transfer their UBE scores with 5 years (60 months)of passing  the exam. This state also requires anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

Colorado

Colorado allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores with 3 years (36 months) of passing  the exam. This state also allows scores up between 3 and 5 years old to be transferred. However, the lawyer must show 2 years of active law practice preceding their application for Colorado to qualify.

Connecticut

Connecticut allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores with 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam.

D.C.

D.C. allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 5 years (60 months) of passing the exam.

Iowa

Iowa allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 2 to 5 years of passing the exam. This state also requires these lawyers show active practice of law for 2 of the 3 years proceeding their attempt to transfer their score.

Kansas

Kansas allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores for 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is adopting the UBE in July 2018. Thus, they have not set a transfer time period yet. This state will also require anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

Minnesota

Minnesota allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months)of passing  the exam.

Missouri

Missouri allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 2 years (24 months) of passing the exam. This state also requires anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

Montana

Montana allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam. This state also requires anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

Nebraska

Nebraska allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 5 years (60 months) of passing the exam.

New Jersey

The state of New Jersey allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam.

New York

The state of New York allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam. This state also requires anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

North Dakota

North Dakota allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 2 years (24 months) of passing the exam.

Oregon

Oregon is adopting the UBE in July 2017. They have not set a transfer time period yet. This state will also not require anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

South Carolina

South Carolina allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam. This state also requires anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

Utah

Utah allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 2 years (24 months) of passing the exam. This state also allows scores to be transferred up to 5 years (60 months). This, however, requires the applicant show they practiced law full-time in the intervening years.

Vermont

Vermont allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam. This state also allows scores to be transferred up to 5 years (60 months). This, however, requires the applicant show they practiced law full-time in the intervening years.

Washington

Washington allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 40 months of passing the exam. This state also requires anyone applying to transfer a score pass a state specific exam.

West Virginia

West Virginia allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam.

Wyoming

Wyoming allows lawyers to transfer UBE scores within 3 years (36 months) of passing the exam.