For Bar Applicants

You've just passed the bar exam! Congratulations on qualifying for admission to practice law in the State of Washington. You're on your way to becoming a Washington State Attorney.  So what's next?

The Preadmission Education Program (PREP) is a prerequisite to applying for licensure in Washington State. By Supreme Court rule, you must complete the free PREP course prior to your admission to practice law. PREP is offered as a series of online videos and, in some cases, as a live seminar at various locations throughout the state.

Preadmission Education ProgramPreadmission Online Videos

You can accelerate your success with practical information by completing the PREP course online.

To complete the online course:

  1. Complete all of the modules in the online course.
  2. Download the course book chapters for your reference and review as you take the course.
  3. Enter certification that you have completed this requirement in your online admissions account. By Supreme Court rule, you must complete the free PREP course (online or a live seminar) prior to your admission to practice law.


Preadmission Education ProgramPreadmission Live Seminars

Live seminars build your connections with your legal community and increase your awareness of local practice rules. If you cannot make a live seminar, or there is not one planned in your area, you can complete the PREP course online instead.

Schedule information:

Chelan County Bar Association hosting a Live PREP Course

When: September 29th, 2014

Where: Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, PS
           2600 Chester Kimm Rd.
            Wenatchee, WA 98801

Contact: Judge T.W. "Chip" Small - Chip.Small@CO.CHELAN.WA.US

Chelan County Bar Association is also hosting a reception following the live preadmission course at the Saddlerock Brewery at 25 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee.



South King County Bar Association hosting a Live PREP Course

When: September 30th, 2014 
           Registration: 10:30 a.m.
           PREP Course: 11:00 - 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

Where: Hanis Irvine Prothero
           234th St., Ste. 300
           Kent, WA 98032

Contact: Lee Thomas -

SKCBA is also hosting a Swearing In Ceremony at the Maleng Regional Justice Center, Courtroom 3F (401 4th Ave., N. Kent, WA 98032). at 4:30 p.m.


 If you would like to host a live PREP seminar in your county, please contact the New Lawyer Education Program at 206-239-2116 or e-mail



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