Exam Sites And Schedule

Exam Sites for the February 2017 Tennessee Bar Examination

Please pay close attention to the exam site locations. The exam is given on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21 and 22, 2017. Testing for the February 2017 Bar Examination will be conducted at:

Nashville Municipal Auditorium: 417 4th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37201


The Board does not have room blocks for the exam. There are several hotels within close proximity to the exam location.


At least four Parking Garages are located within a short walking distance of the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. 

Bar Examination Schedule

The Exam days are Tuesday and Wednesday. 

For elements of a complete application, click the “How to Apply”link from the list in the left column of this page.

February 2017/Winter Examination Dates:

Tuesday, February 21, and Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Applicants to the Bar of Tennessee are responsible for ensuring that all documents are submitted to the Board of Law Examiners in a timely manner. Applicants may be notified by the Board that there is a deficiency in the file; however, such notification is a courtesy. Failure of the Board to notify an applicant of a deficiency does not entitle the Applicant to an extension of time to submit the required documentation. A complete application for timely filing consists of all documentation included in the TN supplemental application, including NCBE Application, current resume, letters of recommendation, evidence of foreign education and prior licensing documentation if required. Undergraduate transcripts and law degree verification forms must be received by our office by the final deadline or an applicant may be denied the opportunity to sit for the exam.

Applicants are responsible for having read Tennessee Supreme Court Rules 7, 8 and 9, as well as the information on this website and Board Policies and Procedures, which are found under the Governing Authorities tab. Most questions can be answered by reading this material. 

Application Open dates and Filing Deadlines for July/Summer and February/Winter Examinations

For Summer/July Examinations: 

  • Applications open March 1
  • Deadline for submitting all documents, including payment of fees: May 20 

For Winter/February Examinations:

  • Applications open October 1
  • Deadline for submitting all documents, including payment of fees: December 20

Documents must be received or uploaded into Synergy on or before 11:59:59 pm, prevailing central time (CST/CDT), on deadline day**. Any items that must be delivered to the BLE office (i.e. fee payments or mailed documents) must received before the office closes at 4:30 pm prevailing central time on deadline day. A postmark on or before the deadline does not constitute timely receipt and will not be considered as a timely submission.

** If a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or State of Tennessee holiday, the deadline is the following Monday. 

Notice Regarding MPRE Requirement:

Applicant must achieve a passing score of 75 or higher on the MPRE within 2 years of successfully completing the Tennessee bar examination; provided, however, that an applicant who has an active license by examination in good standing in one or more jurisdictions, may submit certified proof of a passing MPRE score of 75 or higher that is more than two years prior to a successful Tennessee bar examination.

For Information Regarding MPRE Test Dates, Sites, Fees, visit http://www.ncbex.org


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