Identification Accepted for LSAT Admission

To be admitted to your LSAT test center, you must present a physical, valid form of government-issued ID that sufficiently authenticates your identity to the test center supervisor. The ID must be current (or have expired within 90 days of your test date) and must contain:

  • A recent and recognizable photo of you
  • Your first name
  • Your last name
  • Your date of birth

The first and last name listed on your ID must match exactly the first and last name printed on your LSAT Admission Ticket.

This is important. Test supervisors are directed to deny admission to anyone who does not present both acceptable identification and an acceptable photograph.

Acceptable Forms of ID

Common forms of acceptable identification include (but are not limited to):

  • Passport book
  • Passport card
  • Driver’s license
  • State- or province-issued ID card
  • U.S. military ID card (Common Access Card, or CAC) — NOT an acceptable form of ID for LSAT Writing or the LSAT-Flex. By law, U.S. military IDs cannot be photographed and thus cannot be used for this purpose.
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
  • National ID card
  • Consular ID card
  • Certain Canadian health care benefit cards

The following items WILL NOT be accepted for access to the test center: Social Security card, Social Insurance card, birth certificate, credit card (including those with photo), ID expired for more than 90 days prior to your test date, photocopied ID, employee ID (even for government employees), or student ID.

Questions? Contact LSAC

If you have questions about whether your ID is acceptable, contact LSAC by calling 215.968.1001 at least 14 days prior to your registered test date. Be prepared to submit a scanned copy of your ID for review.

Candidates testing at North American test centers who are ineligible to obtain the required government-issued ID may request LSAC’s approval of alternate identification documents. To request an exception, you must contact LSAC prior to the registration deadline associated with your registered test date. Please contact LSAC by emailing or by calling 215.968.1001 and choosing option 0 to speak to an LSAC candidate representative. Requests received after the registration deadline will not be accepted, and exceptions will not be made at the testing center on the day of the test.