Rule 14-712. Qualifications for admission based on UBE.

(a) Application and admission timing. An application may be filed at any time. Processing the application and character and fitness investigation require a minimum of four months to complete.

(b) UBE score transferability. An Applicant who has taken and completed the UBE in a single administration in a jurisdiction other than Utah may transfer the UBE score by filing an application provided:

(b)(1) the Applicant meets all the requirements of Rule 14-703 or Rule 14-704;

(b)(2) the Applicant has not been denied by any jurisdiction on character and fitness grounds;

(b)(3) the UBE score is 270 or above; and

(b)(4) the Bar receives the Applicant’s UBE score no later than nine months after the filing of the application. To transfer a UBE score, an Applicant must send a written transfer request, along with the prescribed fee, to the NCBE.

(c) Time limits on transferability. Transferring the UBE score is subject to the following time limits:

(c)(1) the UBE score is transferable for all Applicants only if the application is filed within 36 months of the administration of the UBE in which the passing score was earned;

(c)(2) the UBE may be transferable for up to five years from the administration of the UBE in which the passing score was earned if the Attorney Applicant can prove by clear and convincing evidence that they have been admitted to a U.S. state, territory, or the District of Columbia and has been Actively engaged in the Full-time Practice of Law as defined in Rule 14-701 for at least one-half of the time period since the score was earned.  


Effective September 1, 2020.