NCBE COVID-19 FAQs

Last updated May 4, 2022, 1:51 pm (CST)

August 2022 MPRE Questions

Will the August 2022 MPRE be administered in person?

The August 2022 MPRE will be 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 for the August 2022 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 for the August 2022 MPRE?

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 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 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.”

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 and MPRE Registration at mpreregistration@ncbex.org for assistance.

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. 

We encourage you to follow CDCWHO, and local health official guidelines on safety precautions and restrictions.