The MPRE is developed by NCBE and administered on NCBE’s behalf by a test contractor. Applicants register for the MPRE through NCBE. NCBE determines test accommodations for the MPRE, scores the exam, and reports scores to examinees and jurisdictions.
In August 2019, NCBE, in partnership with Pearson VUE, will begin to transition the MPRE from a paper-based to a computer-based delivery platform. There will be no changes to the question format, content, or scoring of the MPRE.
For the August 2019 and November 2019 administrations, a limited number of examinees will be selected at random during the registration process to take the computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center; all other examinees will take the paper-based exam at a testing center administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
The transition will take place according to the following schedule:
- March 2019: All MPRE examinees will take the paper-based exam at a testing center administered by LSAC.
- August 2019: Up to 5,000 MPRE examinees will take the computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center. All other examinees will take the paper-based exam at a testing center administered by LSAC.
- November 2019: Up to 5,000 MPRE examinees will take the computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center. All other examinees will take the paper-based exam at a testing center administered by LSAC. (Examinees who are selected to take the computer-based exam in August and subsequently register for the November 2019 MPRE will be assigned to take the computer-based exam in November.)
- March 2020 and beyond: All MPRE examinees will take the computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center.
Examinees who are selected to take the computer-based exam will be provided with separate instructions during the registration process. To learn more about the transition to computer-based testing for the MPRE, visit the FAQs page.
Registration for 2019 MPRE test dates opens on December 10, 2018.
You must have an NCBE Account to register for the MPRE.
You can use the NCBE Account Lookup tool to determine whether you already have an NCBE Account. To create a new account, select NCBE Account at the top of this page and then select Create an Account. Do not create a new account if you already have one.
To begin the registration process for the MPRE, log in to your NCBE Account and select MPRE Registration. If you are taking the March 2019 MPRE, or if you are selected to take the paper-based MPRE at an LSAC-administered testing center in August or November 2019, you will be redirected to the MPRE account login page on the LSAC website to complete your registration. If you are selected to take the computer-based MPRE at a Pearson VUE testing center in August or November 2019, you will continue the registration process in your NCBE Account and receive instructions for scheduling an appointment to test and paying the test fee on the Pearson VUE website.
NCBE makes decisions on requests for test accommodations for the MPRE and provides reasonable accommodations for examinees who have qualified disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and who provide appropriate documentation in a timely manner. Please see MPRE Test Accommodations for more information about how to request accommodations for the MPRE and the deadline for doing so.
|2019 Test Date||Regular Registration Deadline
|Late Registration Deadline
|Sat., November 9, 2019||September 19, 2019||September 26, 2019|
2019 registrations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the registration deadline. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after the late registration deadline. Please do not contact NCBE or LSAC to request exceptions to this policy. If you are selected to take the computer-based MPRE at a Pearson VUE testing center, you must schedule your appointment to test and pay your test fee by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the registration deadline.
|2020 Test Dates||Registration Deadline
|Thursday, March 12, 2020 or Friday, March 13, 2020||February 12, 2020|
|Tuesday, August 11, 2020 or Wednesday, August 12, 2020||June 25, 2020|
|Friday, October 23, 2020 or Wednesday, October 28, 2020||September 14, 2020|
Note: Registration for 2020 MPRE dates opens Monday, December 16, 2019.
Saturday Sabbath Observers
Applicants whose religious beliefs preclude them from taking the MPRE on a Saturday may apply with LSAC to take the exam on the designated alternate date, usually the following Monday. To apply, you must provide a letter to LSAC on official stationery from your cleric confirming your affiliation with a recognized religious entity that observes its Sabbath throughout the year on Saturday. Email a copy of the letter to LSAC at MPREInfo@LSAC.org. The letter must be received at LSAC by the late registration deadline or you will not be allowed to test.
The fee to register by the regular deadline is $125; the fee to register by the late deadline is $220. The MPRE registration fee must be paid by credit card.
All fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you are unable to test on the date for which you are registered, your registration cannot be transferred; you must complete the registration process for another test date and pay the full fee.
The MPRE registration fee entitles you to receive one score release for your own records and to have a score report sent to the board of bar examiners of the jurisdiction you designate during the registration process. If you do not designate a jurisdiction before the exam, or if you decide you would like to have your MPRE score sent to additional jurisdictions, you must request and pay for a score report after the examination through MPRE Score Services.
For inquiries regarding MPRE registration and administration (including late registration issues, test center locations, and questions or comments about testing conditions), please contact
Law School Admission Council
Phone: (215) 504‐3886
Fax: (215) 968‐1277
Note that written complaints about testing conditions or procedures must be received at LSAC within six calendar days of the test date. Written complaints may be detailed in an email to centercomplaint@LSAC.org, a fax to 215-968-1277, or a letter to
Law School Admission Council
Attention: Test Center Complaint
662 Penn Street
P.O. Box 8515
Newtown, PA 18940-9506
For inquiries regarding MPRE test accommodations or exam scores, please contact NCBE.
|NCBE Account||MPRE Account|
|Register for the MPRE and select the jurisdiction that should receive your score information||✓|
|Request test accommodations for the MPRE*||✓|
|View your test accommodations decision||✓|
|View and print your Admission Ticket||✓|
|View other information about the day of the test, such as the test center you were assigned to||✓|
|Print a receipt showing your transaction history||✓|
|Make changes to your name, date of birth, Social Security number, or email address||✓|
|Make changes to other demographic/profile information (e.g., previous last name, address, phone number, ethnicity)||✓|
|Change the jurisdiction that will receive your score (available only until the day before the exam)||✓|
|View your MPRE score (available only until the next MPRE exam date)||✓|
|Use MPRE Score Services to send your score to additional jurisdictions, request a score verification, or request that an older MPRE score be released to you||✓|
|*Select the Request Accommodations link on the MPRE Registration page in your NCBE Account to be taken to the MPRE Test Accommodations page, or go directly to http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/ada-accommodations/.|
NCBE and LSAC take steps to ensure that MPRE registration materials are properly handled and processed, and that exams and answer sheets are properly prepared, printed, handled, and scored. In the unlikely event that a mistake occurs in preparing, handling, processing, scoring, or reporting scores, NCBE will correct the error, if possible, or permit the affected examinee(s) either to retest at no additional fee or to receive a refund of the examination fee(s). These remedies are the exclusive remedies available to examinees for errors in preparing, handling, or processing registration materials; in printing, handling, or processing exams and exam answer sheets; and/or in determining or reporting scores.