NCBE COVID-19 Updates

NCBE continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. The health and safety of bar applicants and of our employees and volunteers are of paramount importance to us. We will continue to update our COVID-19 pages as new information becomes available.

Important Resources


MPRE and COVID-19 Questions

Will the MPRE be administered in person?

The MPRE is administered in person only, at Pearson VUE testing centers across the US. A list of testing centers is available on Pearson VUE's website.

Will I be required to wear a face mask or follow other health precautions when taking the MPRE?

Face masks are required at all Pearson VUE testing centers in the United States and US territories in counties with a “high” COVID-19 community level as provided by the CDC.Visit Pearson VUE’s website to check the requirements for your testing center. Candidates who do not comply may forfeit their ability to take current and future exams. No refunds will be issued to candidates who do not comply with this requirement. Additionally, candidates will be asked to acknowledge that they meet the Pearson VUE health requirements and that they will follow health and safety guidelines while testing. Please continue to check Pearson VUE’s website for the most up-to-date information.

What health and safety precautions will be taken at Pearson VUE testing centers?

Pearson VUE is following CDC and WHO recommendations and enforcing local requirements for staff and candidates at its test centers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect candidates. For information about the specific precautions being undertaken by the testing center at which you have a test appointment, contact the testing center directly (contact information can be found in the Appointment Confirmation email you received from Pearson VUE is posting related updates to its website.

What should I do if I need to cancel my appointment less than 48 hours before my exam date?

For emergency cancellations within 48 hours prior to your exam date, contact Pearson VUE customer support at 888-205-1855 and specify that you are requesting an “emergency test appointment cancellation.” All medical emergencies (including a diagnosis of COVID-19) require documentation from a medical professional.

What should I do if my appointment was canceled by Pearson VUE?

If your test appointment was changed by Pearson VUE due to updated social distancing requirements or other issues, such as a power outage at the testing center, you may be able to cancel or reschedule your appointment online at If you are unable to cancel or reschedule online, you will need to contact Pearson VUE customer support at 888-205-1855 and MPRE Registration at for assistance.