MPRE Registration Information

Dates and Deadlines

MPRE registration is a multi-step process. You must complete the NCBE portion of the registration process, schedule your test appointment with Pearson VUE, and pay the test fee by 11:59 p.m. central time on the registration deadline. Absolutely no new registrations will be accepted after the deadline. 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.


Registration for all 2020 MPRE dates opens Monday, December 16, 2019.

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

Registration Process

The MPRE is developed by NCBE and administered on NCBE’s behalf by its test contractor, Pearson VUE. NCBE determines test accommodations for the MPRE, scores the exam, and reports scores to examinees and jurisdictions. The MPRE is administered on computers provided by Pearson VUE at its testing centers. It is to your advantage to schedule your appointment to test with Pearson VUE as early as possible to maximize the locations and times available to you.

You must have an NCBE Account to begin the registration process.

Step 1

Create an NCBE Account if you do not have one.

Step 2

Apply for MPRE test accommodations (if applicable; otherwise, skip to Step 3). If you intend to apply for test accommodations, you must do so before you begin Step 3. Information about how to apply for MPRE test accommodations is located at MPRE Test Accommodations. The test fee does not need to be paid until you schedule your appointment to test.

Test Administration

Recommended Submission Date to Apply for Accommodations

March 12 or 13, 2020

December 16, 2019

August 11 or 12, 2020

May 14, 2020

October 23 or 28, 2020

July 30, 2020

Step 3

Log in to your NCBE Account, select MPRE Registration, and follow the instructions to complete the NCBE portion of the MPRE registration process and request your authorization to test.

Step 4

Receive an Authorization to Test email from Pearson VUE. The email will be sent from PearsonVUEconfirmation@pearson.com within 24 hours after you request your authorization to test (do not send correspondence to this email address, as it is not monitored); check your spam or junk mail folder.

Contact NCBE MPRE Registration if you do not receive an Authorization to Test email within 24 hours after requesting your authorization to test.

Step 5

Schedule an appointment to test with Pearson VUE and pay the test fee to Pearson VUE (instructions will be provided in your Authorization to Test email; you may need to create a Pearson VUE account).

Step 6

Receive a Confirmation of Pearson VUE Exam Appointment email and a Confirmation of Payment email from Pearson VUE. 

If you do not schedule your appointment to test and pay the test fee by the registration deadline for your test administration, you will not be able to take the MPRE during that test administration.

NCBE will securely transmit your MPRE registration information to Pearson VUE, and Pearson VUE will securely transmit your MPRE answers to NCBE for scoring. It is your responsibility to review the NCBE Privacy Policy and the Pearson VUE Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Scheduling Your Appointment to Test 

The MPRE is administered in Pearson VUE testing centers across the country. Testing center choices cannot be guaranteed, and travel may be required. 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.

Testing Center Assignments

Pearson VUE handles all MPRE testing center assignments. Once you receive your Authorization to Test email 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.

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

Confirmation Email and Arrival Time

Within 48 hours after scheduling your appointment and submitting your payment, you will receive a Confirmation of Pearson VUE Exam Appointment email from Pearson VUE PearsonVUEconfirmation@pearson.com. (Do not send correspondence to this email address, as it is not monitored). The email will include your appointment time, date, and testing center.

Contact Pearson VUE at 888-205-1855 if you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of payment. (Do not contact NCBE about your confirmation email.)

Fees

The fee to schedule your test appointment with Pearson VUE is $135 and must be paid by debit or credit card.

  • Rescheduling your appointment. MPRE appointments can be rescheduled for a different appointment time or a different testing center location for the same test administration for which you originally registered. Exam appointments must be rescheduled at least 48 hours prior to the appointment. To reschedule your appointment, access your online Pearson VUE account or contact Pearson VUE by telephone at 888-205-1855 and pay a non-refundable and non-transferable $25 fee.
  • Canceling your appointment. If you are unable to test during the administration for which you registered, you can cancel your appointment and receive a $70 refund. You can cancel your appointment in your online Pearson VUE account or by contacting Pearson VUE by telephone at 888-205-1855. You must cancel your appointment within 48 hours prior to the appointment to receive a refund. Your registration cannot be transferred to another registration.

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.

Contact Information

For inquiries regarding MPRE registration and administration, MPRE test accommodations, or MPRE scores, please contact NCBE.

Navigating Your Accounts

You can view and update important information and make requests for many exam-related services directly in your NCBE Account or your account with Pearson VUE. The most detailed information about your appointment to test can be found in your Confirmation of Pearson VUE Exam Appointment email.

 

NCBE Account

Pearson VUE Account

Apply for test accommodations for the MPRE (if applicable). You must apply for test accommodations before you begin the MPRE registration process. For more information, see How to Apply for MPRE Test Accommodations

 

View your MPRE test accommodations decision (if applicable)

 

Begin the MPRE registration process and request authorization to test

 

Designate the jurisdiction to receive your MPRE score

 

Schedule your appointment to test and pay the test fee

 

Reschedule your appointment to test and pay the rescheduling fee

 

Cancel your appointment to test

 

View details about your appointment to test

 

Print a receipt showing your payment

 

Make changes to your name or email address (NCBE Account Dashboard) (changes allowed until 48 hours before the exam)

 

Make changes to your address or phone number (NCBE Account MPRE Registration) (changes allowed until 48 hours before the exam)

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Change your consent to permit NCBE to report your MPRE score to your law school (changes allowed until 48 hours before the exam)

 

Change the jurisdiction that you designated to receive your score (changes allowed until 48 hours before the exam)

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View your MPRE score (available until the next MPRE exam date)

 

Use MPRE Score Services to send your score to additional jurisdictions, request a score verification after scores are released, or request that an unofficial transcript of all your MPRE scores be released to you

 

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Copyright Notice

The MPRE is owned by NCBE and is a secure exam protected by U.S. copyright laws. NCBE strictly prohibits copying, reproducing, or disclosing any MPRE questions or answers, whether via electronic, telephonic, written, oral, or other means, to any party or to any public forum during or after the exam. NCBE will use every legal means available to protect its copyrighted materials. Any unauthorized disclosure of MPRE content could result in civil liability, criminal penalties, cancellation of test scores, denial of applications to sit for future exams, denial of bar applications on character and fitness grounds, and/or disciplinary action by bar authorities.