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The Bar Exam: Bar Exam Timeline

How to pass the Bar Exam


Here you will find tips and suggestions for what you should be doing about the bar exam each year of law school. A study schedule is not provided as they are provided by your bar prep program and or the comp bar program.

Florida Bar Examination Timeline

Exam Information, Test Specifications, Study Guide, and Virtual Tour

This notice is being issued on August 28, 2020 and supersedes all previous announcements on this subject.


General Bar
Examination Schedule

Examination Location

Timely Filing

$325 Late Fee

$625 Late Fee

February 23-24, 2021
(Tuesday & Wednesday)

Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin St.
Tampa FL

Postmarked on or before November 16, 2020

Postmarked on or before
December 15, 2020

Received by
January 15, 2021

July 27-28, 2021
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin St.
Tampa FL
Postmarked on or before May 3, 2021 Postmarked on or before
June 1, 2021
Received by
June 15, 2021

Daily Examination Schedule




07:45 - 08:30 a.m.

Arrival/Badge Distribution

08:30 - 09:15 a.m.

Examination Room Entry

09:15 - 09:30 a.m.

Test Instructions

09:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Session I

12:30 - 01:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

01:15 - 02:00 p.m.

Examination Room Entry

02:00 - 02:15 p.m.

Test Instructions

02:15 - 05:15 p.m.

Session II

If the examination filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, then the deadline will be extended until the end of the next business day.

Late Fee
All Examination Applications must be postmarked or received in the board's office not later than the timely filing deadline to avoid a late filing fee. The final cut-off date to apply to take the February bar examination is January 15, and for the July bar examination is June 15. All required applications, supporting forms, proof of fingerprinting, fees, and late fees (if applicable) must be received by the final cut-off date for the examination.

Class year

See the dropdown menu or the links to the right under the Bar exam Timeline tab for your class year.

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