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Information on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE that is administered three times per year. It is required for admission to the bars of all but three U.S. jurisdictions (Maryland, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico). (In addition, Connecticut and New Jersey accept successful completion of a law school course on professional responsibility in lieu of a passing score on the MPRE.) Because MPRE requirements vary from one jurisdiction to another, examinees are advised to check with the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction to which they seek admission before registering for the MPRE. Passing scores are established by each jurisdiction. 

The purpose of the MPRE is to measure an examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct.

MPRE REGISTRATION

Test Administration

Recommended Submission Date to Apply for Accommodations

Registration Deadline
Fee: $135

March 12 or 13, 2020

December 16, 2019

February 12, 2020

August 11 or 12, 2020

May 14, 2020

June 25, 2020

October 23 or 28, 2020

July 30, 2020

September 14, 2020

 

TESTING CENTERS

Pearson VUE handles all MPRE testing center assignments. Once you receive your Authorization to Test from Pearson VUE and create a Pearson VUE account, you will be able to search for available testing centers as part of the scheduling process. Note that the MPRE is not administered at every Pearson VUE testing center. It is to your advantage to schedule your appointment to test and pay the test fee as soon as possible to maximize the locations and times available to you.

For inquiries regarding Pearson VUE testing centers (including appointment scheduling, testing center locations, and what to expect at the testing center), contact Pearson by telephone at 888-205-1855 or online at https://home.pearsonvue.com/Contact-Us.aspx.

MPRE PREPARATION (Follow this link for study tools and tips from the National Conference of Bar Examiners)

  • Some bar preparation companies offer MPRE preparation courses or practice exams free of charge, and they may even have an app for your mobile device. For examples, see BarmaxBarbri, or Themis.
  • See the Professional Responsibility Course Guide for more Law Library resources like the flash cards below.