State Licensure and Certification

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Requirements

Institutions providing distance education are required to provide certain general disclosures for educational programs, regardless of modality, that prepare students for professional licensure. The required information relates to whether or not the educational program meets the requirements for professional licensure in all other states.  Where applicable, an institution must also indicate when such a determination cannot be made. 

Professional licensure and certification requirements may vary state to state. Although Columbia Law School has attempted to provide accurate and timely information by state, this information is subject to change.  Therefore, students should contact the appropriate licensing agency for his or her home state to obtain the most up to date information. 

Columbia Law School's Juris Doctor (JD) Degree program is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) https://www.americanbar.org.

Information regarding state-specific licensure and certification requirements for the JD Degree program is listed below.

State

                  

State Website

   

Does the JD Degree Program meet the licensing requirements for the state?
 Yes (Y) or No (N): 
Alabama

https://www.alabar.org/admissions/

Y
Alaska https://alaskabar.org/ Y
Arizona

https://www.azcourts.gov/cld/Attorney-Admissions

Y
 Arkansas https://www.arcourts.gov/administration/professional-programs/asble Y
California https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions Y
Colorado https://coloradosupremecourt.com/Future%20Lawyers/Overview.asp Y
Connecticut https://www.jud.ct.gov/cbec/ Y
Delaware https://www.courts.delaware.gov/bbe/ Y
District of Columbia https://www.dccourts.gov/ Y
Florida https://www.floridabarexam.org/ Y
George https://www.gabaradmissions.org/home Y
Hawaii https://www.courts.state.hi.us/ Y
Idaho https://isb.idaho.gov/ Y
Illinois https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/home Y
Indiana https://www.in.gov/judiciary/ace/ Y
Iowa https://www.iowacourts.gov/ Y
Kansas https://www.kscourts.org/ Y
Kentucky https://www.kyoba.org/ Y
Louisiana https://www.lascba.org/ Y
Maine https://mainebarexaminers.org/ Y
Maryland https://www.mdcourts.gov/ble Y
Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-board-of-bar-examiners Y
Michigan https://courts.michigan.gov/Pages/default.aspx Y
Minnesota https://www.ble.mn.gov/ Y
Mississippi https://courts.ms.gov/bar/baradmissions/baradmissions.php Y
Missouri https://www.mble.org/home Y
Montana https://www.montanabar.org/ Y
Nebraska https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/attorneys/admission-practice-law Y
Nevada https://www.nvbar.org/ Y
New Hampshire https://www.courts.state.nh.us/nhbar/ Y
New Jersey https://www.njbarexams.org/home Y
New Mexico https://nmexam.org/ Y
New York https://www.nybarexam.org/ Y
North Carolina https://www.ncble.org/home Y
North Dakota https://www.ndcourts.gov/supreme-court/committees/board-of-law-examiners Y
Ohio https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/ Y
Oklahoma http://www.okbbe.com/Default.aspx Y
Oregon https://www.osbar.org/index.html Y
Pennsylvania https://www.pabarexam.org/ Y
Rhode Island https://www.courts.ri.gov/Pages/default.aspx Y
South Carolina https://www.sccourts.org/ Y
South Dakota http://www.ujs.sd.gov/ Y
Tennessee https://www.tnble.org/ Y
Texas https://ble.texas.gov/home Y
Utah https://www.utahbar.org/ Y
Vermont https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/attorneys/admission-vermont-bar Y
Virginia http://barexam.virginia.gov/ Y
Washington https://www.wsba.org/ Y
West Virginia http://www.courtswv.gov/ Y
Wisconsin https://www.wicourts.gov/ Y
Wyoming https://www.wyomingbar.org/ Y
Guam http://www.guamsupremecourt.com/ Y
Northern Mariana Islands http://nmijudiciary.com/ Y
Palau http://www.palausupremecourt.net/ Y
Puerto Rico http://www.ramajudicial.pr/ Y
Virgin Islands https://www.vicourts.org/ Y

                                    

Date of Last Revision: June 2020