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Note 1: You can complete the laptop certification process only ONCE. Please make sure that the laptop you are using to complete this process is the one you will be using for the examination.
Note 2: Applicants for the July 2014 California Bar Examination Applicants may initiate and complete the certification process with ExamSoft once they print their admittance tickets from their Admission Status Screen. Beginning approximately eight weeks prior to the examination, admittance tickets will be available for printing from the Admission Status Screen after the State Bar’s Office of Admissions has determined eligibility for the examination. You will not receive a ticket in the mail.
Note 3: Even if you have downloaded SofTest for a previous Bar Examination, you must log in, download and register SofTest again. Under the “Exam Takers” section log in with your Applicant ID and Password. Please use your File Number as your Applicant ID and your date of birth (mmddyyyy) for the Password.
Note 4: Installing SofTest and successfully certifying your computer means that you are ELIGIBLE to use your laptop for the California Bar Examination under the guidelines set forth by the State Bar’s Office of Admissions. Applicants planning to use their laptop for the examination must be certified no later than the published deadline. If your laptop or the software is not operational on the day of the examination, you will have to handwrite the examination.
SofTest can be used on virtually any modern computer (i.e., purchased within the last 3 - 4 years). For specific system requirements, please click on Minimum System Requirements above.