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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.


2019 Test Date Regular Registration Deadline
Fee: $125
Late Registration Deadline
Fee: $220
Sat., March 23, 2019 January 24, 2019 January 31, 2019
Sat., August 10, 2019 June 13, 2019 June 20, 2019
Sat., November 9, 2019 September 19, 2019 September 26, 2019


Available test centers will be listed once you begin the registration process in your MPRE Account. LSAC handles all test center assignments. Please contact LSAC at 215-504-3886 or at MPREinfo@LSAC.org for information or questions regarding test center assignments. (Do not contact NCBE about your test center assignment.)

The MPRE is administered in over 300 test center locations. Test center choices cannot be guaranteed, and travel may be required.

Occasionally, it is necessary for LSAC to reassign applicants to another test center after Admission Tickets have been issued. In this case, LSAC will notify the applicants by email and post new Admission Tickets to their MPRE Accounts.

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.