Certification of Fitness
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.
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.
Recertification (Renewal of Certification)
Certification of Fitness to Practice Law shall expire five (5) years after the date of issuance (See Part A, Section 11 of the Rules). Read More »
You must submit your fingerprints to this office through the Georgia Applicant Processing Services (GAPS) Program as soon as possible but not later than 30 days from the date you submit your Fitness Application. Read More »
Processing the Fitness Application
The following is a general overview of the stages involved in the processing of the Fitness Application. Read More »
File an Amendment to your Fitness Application
Applicants are required to update their Fitness Application online within thirty (30) days of any occurrence which would change the answer to any question on their application. Read More »
Admission of Foreign Educated Applicants with LL.M for the Practice of Law in the United States
Making the Mark - Character and Fitness for Admission to the Bar
We all know that lawyers must pass a bar examination in order to practice law. However, future lawyers must first receive Certification of Fitness to Practice Law before they are eligible to sit for the Georgia bar examination. Read More »