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Information on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination


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.


Test Administration

Recommended Submission Date to Apply for Accommodations

Registration Deadline
Fee: $135

March 29 or 30, 2021

January 4, 2021

January 28, 2021

August 11 or 12, 2021

May 4, 2021

June 10, 2021

November 4 or 5, 2021

August 2, 2021

September 17, 2021



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.