Bar Character and Fitness Clearance

The Character and Fitness Application must be completed through the Florida Bar Website. Make sure you look at: “Checklists, Forms, Study Guide and Information” on the left hand side. Once in this link, choose “Register as a First Year Student.” 

Gathering the Information for the Application
See the Library’s Florida Bar Character and Fitness Information LibGuide. For additional questions, please contact The Florida Bar at 850-457-1292. 

MorphoTrust USA must be used for the fingerprinting requirement. Click on the link to schedule an appointment. The cost is approximately $57.00. 

Notary Options
All Notaries require a government issued picture ID and that paperwork is complete except for your signature. We have a notary on campus, and she accepts requests during the following times and by appointment ONLY:

Cleopatra Smith (Clinic) – Monday through Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm.

The following banks offer complimentary notary service:

Suntrust: 9250 Baymeadows Road, (904) 731-5708
Fifth Third Bank: 9716 San Jose Boulevard, (904) 486-1923
Chase Bank: 7301 Baymeadows Way, (904) 296-1021
Bank of America (for account holders only): 9225 Baymeadows Road, (904) 731-4600

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.