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Certification of Fitness

Admission to the Practice of Law in Georgia

Admission to the practice of law in Georgia is a two-step process that requires the submission of two applications with separate deadlines and fees.

First, you must register on this website and file an Application for Certification of Fitness to Practice Law in Georgia (or other appropriate petition*).

Second, after you have been notified that the Fitness Board has certified you as fit to practice law, you must timely file a Bar Exam Application to become eligible to sit for a bar exam.

* Applicants seeking admission on motion without examination and admission as a foreign-educated applicant must first file a separate petition.

Application for Certification of Fitness

In order to become eligible to take the Bar Examination, you must receive Certification of Fitness. You can browse the Fitness Application here and review the Policy Statement of the Fitness Board here.

Law Student Registration Application

Recertification (Renewal of Certification)

Certifications of Fitness expire five years after the date of issuance. Read More »



Admission on Motion

Fingerprint Requirements

You can find information about submitting your fingerprints here.


Foreign Law Consultant

Processing the Fitness Application

The following is a general overview of the stages involved in the processing of the Fitness Application. Read More »




Bar Exam Application

File an Amendment to your Fitness Application

Applicants are required to update their Fitness Application online within thirty days of any occurrence that would change the answer to any question on their application. Read More »

Foreign Law Consultant

Admission of Foreign-Educated Applicants with LL.M. to the Practice of Law in Georgia

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Making the Mark - Character and Fitness for Admission to the Bar

You can read more about the fitness requirement for bar admission here.

Bar Exam Application

Foreign Law Consultant

Licensure requirements for Foreign Law Consultants. Read More »

Law Student Registration Application