NCBE COVID-19 FAQs
Last updated August 25, 2021, 10:55 am (CDT)
November 2021 MPRE Questions
Will the November 2021 MPRE be administered as scheduled?
NCBE continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. At this time, the MPRE scheduled for November 4 and 5 at Pearson VUE testing centers is proceeding as scheduled. If there is any change in your testing center schedule, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE is posting related updates to its website.
Can I take the MPRE in an international location if I am unable to travel to the US for the November 2021 exam?
NCBE does not plan to offer international testing for the November 2021 MPRE or future MPRE test dates. We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and related travel restrictions.
Will I be required to wear a face mask or follow other health precautions for the November 2021 MPRE?
Where required by federal, state, local, or tribal regulations, you must bring and wear your own face mask the entire time you are at the testing center, including throughout your exam. In these locations, testing candidates without a face mask will be denied testing services. Face masks are recommended at all other locations. You will be asked to acknowledge that you meet the Pearson VUE health requirements and that you 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 for the November 2021 MPRE?
Pearson VUE is following CDC and WHO recommendations and enforcing local requirements 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 your Appointment Confirmation email). 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 test appointment cancellations within 48 hours prior to your exam date, contact Pearson VUE customer support at 888-205-1855.
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 https://home.pearsonvue.com/mpre. If you are unable to cancel or reschedule online, you will need to contact Pearson VUE customer support at 888-205-1855 for assistance.
February 2022 Bar Exam Questions
How will the February 2022 bar exam be administered?
NCBE has announced plans to return to exclusively paper-based, in-person testing for the February 2022 administration of the bar exam, unless restrictions by a public health authority prohibit a jurisdiction from administering the exam in person. NCBE and jurisdictions continue to monitor the public health landscape, recognizing that any jurisdiction’s public health authority may establish that candidates cannot test in person. Should that occur, NCBE is committed to working with that jurisdiction on a solution that will enable its candidates to test.
NCBE and COVID-19 Questions
What is the relationship between NCBE and the jurisdictions?
Jurisdictions determine licensure requirements and handle registration for and administration of the bar exam. NCBE is a nonprofit that creates the tests used by most of the jurisdictions for their bar exam.
Have any NCBE services been disrupted?
At this time, all NCBE services, including character and fitness services, NCBE Accounts, MPRE registration, MPRE test accommodations, and Score Services, are functioning normally.
How can I contact NCBE?
To contact NCBE directly, visit our Contact Us page. We continue to add FAQs to this page to address the questions we have received so far; please check this page and NCBE COVID-19 Updates for further updates.
What is NCBE doing to prepare for additional disruptions due to COVID-19?
NCBE has implemented business continuity procedures to help ensure that we can keep providing the services that candidates and jurisdictions rely upon. Should the situation change drastically, we will make all efforts to continue to provide core services.