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Laptop Testing Procedures and Requirements

All applicants who are approved by Character and Fitnessto take the Alabama Bar Examination will have the option to use personal laptop computers.  The laptop computers must have the ExamSoft’s SofTest software installed and registered on the computer.  ExamSoft’s SofTest software will be used to record the answers to the Alabama State Bar Essay, Multistate Essay Examinations (MEE) and Multistate Performance Tests (MPT) portions of the Bar Examination. 

EXAMSOFT WILL MANAGE THE SOFTEST REGISTRATION PROCESS

The additional cost to use personal laptop computers will be $121.00 payable to ExamSoft upon registration with ExamSoft.  There is no limit on the number of applicants who can register for laptop testing.  ExamSoft Accounts will be activated for applicants who have submitted applications to the Alabama State Bar for a specific bar examination. An email notice will be sent to the email address the applicant provided on the bar application.

Notification that an ExamSoft Account has been activated will be sent during the month of November for the February Bar Exam and the month of May for the July Bar Exam.

Laptop Registration Instructions, the Applicant Number and Password will be included in the “Notification” email notice.  Applicants must use the Applicant Number and Password to access the Exam Takers Section of the Registration Web Site. Applicants should check their email often.  Laptop applicants must read the Laptop Testing Procedures and Requirements to ensure a good understanding of the laptop testing process and the SofTest software.  This process must be completed each time you sit for the bar examination, regardless of any previous ExamSoft registrations you may have completed for this bar examination or any other examination.