Published on July 10, 2020

Important Update for August MPRE Candidates


Updated August 11, 2020, 10:11 am (CDT)

NCBE continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. At this time, the MPRE scheduled for August 11 and 12 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 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.

Candidates who prefer to opt out of testing on August 11 or 12, or who do not meet Pearson VUE testing center health requirements, may cancel their test appointment by contacting Pearson VUE and requesting a full refund for their exam fees.  To cancel and receive a refund less than 48 hours before your appointment time, you must call Pearson VUE customer support at 888-205-1855 and specify that you would like to cancel your appointment due to COVID-19 concerns. 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 for assistance. The next administration of the MPRE is scheduled for October 23 and 28, and the deadline to register is September 14.

Health and safety are of paramount importance to us. We encourage everyone to follow CDC, WHO, and local health official guidelines on safety precautions and restrictions.