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Florida Bar Examination Timeline

The timely filing deadline for the July 2020 General Bar Examination has been extended to May 15, 2020. If you finalize Section D of the bar application (Examination Application) or the Re-examination application after May 1, you will be prompted to pay a late filing fee. That late filing fee is waived if all required fees and forms are postmarked by May 15, 2020. Under these circumstances, do not include the late filing fee with your submission.

Schedule of filing deadlines & Late Fees
Late Fee
Determined by
February Exam
July Exam
Postmarked on or before
November 15
May 1
Postmarked on or before
December 15
June 1
Received by
January 15
June 15


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

This notice is being issued in September 2019 and supersedes all previous announcements on this subject.


General Bar
Examination Schedule
Examination Location
Timely Filing
$325 Late Fee
$625 Late Fee
July 28-29, 2020
(Tuesday & Wednesday)
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin St.
Tampa FL
Postmarked on or before May 1, 2020
Postmarked on or before
June 1, 2020
Received by
June 15, 2020
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

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.


Here you will find tips and suggestions for what you should be doing in relation to 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.

Class year

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

Class Year Links

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