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CHART 8: Test Prerequisites for Licensure


                                    Tests Included: See Specific Jurisdiction Rules                      Score Transfers                        MPRE
                                                                                                  MBE

                    Multistate Bar   Multistate    Multistate                      Jurisdiction-     Do you accept         Do you admit an       Are there any time
                    Examination         Essay    Performance     Multistate drafted exam              MBE scores            applicant solely     parameters within
                                                  Test (MPT)   Professional (essay,                 transferred from      on the basis of an      which an MPRE
                        (MBE)       Examination                Responsibility multiple-           other jurisdictions?*  MBE score from an
                                       (MEE)            X      Examination choice, or                                       exam taken in          score must be
                                                        X         (MPRE) performance                Yes No               another jurisdiction?  earned or achieved?
Jurisdiction        X                     X             X
                    X                     X             X                               test)         X                     Yes No                 Yes No
Alabama             X                     X                                                                           X
Alaska              X                     X             X              X                                              X                      X      X
Arizona             X                                   X              X                                                                     X      X
Arkansas            X                     X             X              X                              X                                      X      X
California          X                     X             X              X                                              X                      X      X
Colorado            X                                                  XX                                             X                      X
Connecticut         X                     X             X              X                                                                     X                      X
Delaware            X                                   X              X                              X                                      X      X
Dist. of Columbia   X                     X             X              XX                                             X                      X      X
Florida             X                     X             X              X                                                     X                      X
Georgia             X                     X             X              XX                             X                                      X
Hawaii              X                                   X              XX                                             X                      X                      X
Idaho               X                     X             X              XX                                             X                      X      X
Illinois            X                     X                            X                                              X                      X
Indiana             X                     X             X              XX                                                                    X                      X
Iowa                X                                   X              XX                             X                                      X      X
Kansas                              See remark                         X                              X                                      X
Kentucky            X                                   X              X                              X                                      X                      X
Louisiana           X                     X             X              XX                                                                    X                      X
Maine               X                     X             X              XX                                             X                      X      X
Maryland            X                     X             X              XX                             X                                      X      X
Massachusetts       X                     X             X                                             X                                      X      X
Michigan            X                     X             X                                  X                                                 X                      X
Minnesota           X                                   X              XX                                             X                      X      X
Mississippi         X                     X             X              XX                             X                      X                      X
Missouri            X                     X             X              X                              X                                      X
Montana             X                     X             X              XX                             X                                      X      X
Nebraska            X                     X                            X                              X                                      X                      X
Nevada              X                                   X              X                                                                     X                      X
New Hampshire       X                     X             X              X                                              X                      X
New Jersey          X                                                  XX                             X                                      X      X
New Mexico          X                     X             X              X                              X                                      X      X
New York            X                                                  X                                                                     X      X
North Carolina      X                     X             X              X                                              X                      X      X
North Dakota        X                     X             X              X                                              X                      X      X
Ohio                X                     X             X              XX                                             X      X
Oklahoma            X                                   X              X                                              X                      X                      X
Oregon              X                     X             X              XX                             X                                      X                      X
Pennsylvania        X                     X             X              XX                                             X                      X      X
Rhode Island        X                                   X              X See remark                   X                                      X      X
South Carolina      X                     X                            XX                                             X                      X      X
South Dakota        X                     X             X              XX                                             X                      X      X
Tennessee           X                     X             X              X                                              X                      X                      X
Texas               X                     X             X              XX                             X                                      X                      X
Utah                X                     X             X              XX                                             X                      X      X
Vermont             X                     X             X              XX                                             X                      X                      X
Virginia            X                     X             X              X                              X                                      X      X
Washington          X                                   X              X                                              X                      X      X
West Virginia       X                     X                            XX                             X                                      X      X
Wisconsin           X                                   X              X                                              X                      X      X
Wyoming                                                                X                                              X                      X      X
Guam                X                                                                                                 X                      X                      X
                                                                                           X                          X                      X      X
N. Mariana Islands  X                                                  X                                              X                             X
                                                                       XX                                             X                      X      X
Palau               X                                                                                 X                                             X
Puerto Rico                                                            XX                             X                                      X
Virgin Islands                                                                                                        X                      X                      X
                                                                       XX                                             X                      X      X
                                                                                           X
                                                                                                      X                                             X
                                                                       X
                                                                                                      X                                             X
                                                                                                                      X
                                                                                                                                                    X
                                                                                                      X

*An applicant seeking a UBE score from a UBE jurisdiction must take all components in the same jurisdiction and during the same administration in order to earn a portable UBE score.

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