Test Dates

Registration Deadline
September 12, 2023
Test Dates
November 2, 2023
November 3, 2023
Registration Deadline
January 25, 2024
Test Dates
March 26, 2024
March 27, 2024

Jurisdictions Requiring the MPRE

Select a jurisdiction for a summary of bar admission information specific to that jurisdiction and contact information for its bar admission agency.

Test Day Policies

Plan to arrive at the Pearson VUE testing center 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you may be prohibited from testing. The examination is two hours in length. You can expect testing to be completed in approximately 2½ to 3 hours from your arrival time.

About the MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination that is administered three times per year. Developed by NCBE, the MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all but two US jurisdictions (Wisconsin and Puerto Rico). (Note that Connecticut and New Jersey accept successful completion of a law school course on professional responsibility in lieu of a passing score on the MPRE.)

Registration Information

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.

Preparing for the MPRE

The MPRE is administered on computers provided by Pearson VUE at its testing centers. The MPRE consists of 60 multiple-choice questions: 50 scored questions and 10 unscored pretest questions. The pretest questions are indistinguishable from those that are scored, so you should answer all questions. Each MPRE question is followed by four possible answers.

MPRE Test Accommodations

Candidates must apply for accommodations and receive their determination prior to registering and scheduling a test appointment. Accommodations CANNOT be added to an existing test appointment. Applications should be submitted well in advance of the desired MPRE test administration, and no later than the Recommended Submission Date for that administration.


NCBE scores the MPRE and reports scores to jurisdictions and examinees. MPRE scores are reported on a scale ranging from 50 (low) to 150 (high). Passing scores are established by each jurisdiction.