MPRE Dates and Schedule 2023

Are you ready to schedule your MPRE? The procedure for registering for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE®) is lengthy. You must complete the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE®) registration process, schedule your exam date with Pearson VUE, and pay the exam fee all before the registration deadline. The NCBE does not accept late applications. Therefore, it's in your best interest to schedule your exam and pay the exam fee as soon as possible to secure your desired testing location and time.

Below, we have included detailed instructions on important dates, deadlines, fees, and instructions on how to schedule your MPRE appointment.

MPRE Exam Dates

Failing the MPRE is bad. Not taking the MPRE because you missed an application deadline is tragic. The table below lists the MPRE 2023 dates for registration deadlines and accommodation applications. Registration for the March 2023 MPRE opened Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Registration for the August and November 2023 MPRE is scheduled to open later in 2023.

Test Administration Recommended Date to Apply for Accommodations Registration Deadline
Fee: $150
March 28 or 29, 2023 December 5, 2022 January 26, 2023
August 9 or 10, 2023 April 24, 2023 June 8, 2023
(registration not yet open)
November 2 or 3, 2023 July 24, 2023 September 12, 2023
(registration not yet open)

How to Schedule, Reschedule, or Cancel Your MPRE Examination?

While the MPRE is developed, administered, and graded by the NCBE, Pearson VUE handles the registration process. The scheduling process is detailed below.

Scheduling process

Note that the earlier you register for your MPRE, the more options you'll have for your exam location. Follow these steps to schedule your MPRE exam:

  • Log into or create an NCBE Account
  • Apply for MPRE test accommodations if necessary
  • Select MPRE Registration and follow instructions to request authorization
  • Receive an authorization to test email from Pearson VUE within 24 hours
  • Search for available testing centers (MPRE is not administered at every Pearson VUE testing center)
  • Schedule an appointment to test with Pearson VUE and pay the requisite fees
  • Receive confirmation of your exam appointment and payment from Pearson VUE within 48 hours

If you don't receive an email confirmation from Pearson VUE within 24 hours, check your spam folder or contact NCBE MPRE Registration services. You can also contact Pearson VUE for questions concerning testing centers.

Rescheduling Process

You can reschedule your MPRE date for a different testing facility and time but not for a different administration. You must reschedule your exam at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment by logging into your Pearson VUE account or calling 888-205-1855 and paying a $25 fee.

Cancellation Process

You may cancel your scheduled exam by calling 888-205-1855 or via your Pearson VUE account at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment time. You'll receive a refund of $75 but must pay a fee of $25. You cannot transfer your registration to another individual.

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MPRE Exam Day
Essentials & Tips

Make sure you bring your government-issued ID card and other essential documents to the test center. Other personal items, like two pairs of clothing, pens, wallets, etc., are mentioned on the MPRE Test Day Policies page. Please refer to this as a mandatory checklist before you approach exam day! Now, let's get you privy to some expert advice for the day before the MPRE!

Advice for the Day Before the MPRE

Here are some expert tips on approaching the MPRE:

  • If you're one of those students who put off studying until the last minute, take note! Start by reviewing your MPRE outline as soon as possible, and remain consistent.
  • Review MPRE questions you've already tested, especially the one's you got wrong. There's no need to start reviewing new questions if you've been diligent.
  • Review essential MPRE jargon.
  • Spend a couple of hours making a summary of each MPRE topic. Writing or typing in your own words will give you confidence and refresh your memory.
  • Understand that you need to get about 28–30 questions right to pass (That's about 56%-60%). This is true irrespective of your state's required passing score.
  • Prepare for the exam by gathering your number 2 pencils, photo ID, and other items you need.
  • Review the address for the Pearson VUE testing center and check directions. It wouldn't hurt to travel there once before the exam.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and avoid consuming excessive alcohol or unhealthy foods.
  • Get some exercise, which always helps with mental clarity. It will also encourage a solid night's sleep so you are well-rested for the exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can. You can do it online via your Pearson VUE account or by calling them at 888-205-1855.
The MPRE is issued three times every year; in March, August, and November.
Yes, you can. However, you must request a change at least 48 hours before your exam appointment via your Pearson VUE account or by calling 888-205-1855.
No, you cannot. The testing centers provide candidates with earplugs.

Read more about the MPRE

Passing the MPRE is a requirement for admission to the bar. Learn everything there is to know about MPRE right here.

Each state has different minimum passing scores, requirements, rules, deadlines, and fees for the MPRE. Learn everything you need to know here.

What are the MPRE topics you need to prepare for? Conflict of interest, client confidentiality, litigation, other forms of advocacy, and more! Learn about all the MPRE subjects here!

What is an excellent MPRE score? Do various states have different minimum requirements? The minimum acceptable score varies by jurisdiction. Discover more here!

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