How to apply for MPRE®?

Registration, Eligibility, Cost & Fees

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (also known as the MPRE®) is a statutory exam that all aspiring licensed attorneys in the United States must complete. In lieu of the American Bar Association (ABA®) Model Code of Conduct, this exam assesses a candidate's ethical and moral standards to evaluate whether they have the character and morality necessary to represent the American legal system. So, the immediate question is, "How do you apply for the MPRE, and what are the costs and fees?" Let's get to it!

What are the MPRE Requirements?

Let's begin with the fundamental question that most candidates have: "Are the eligibility requirements uniform across all US jurisdictions?" Generally speaking, the answer is no. There are a few scattered elements that may vary from one jurisdiction to another.

There are no elaborate eligibility requirements when it comes to the MPRE. Eligibility is more of a bar exam parameter. However, the District of Columbia requires you to have an L.L.B or JD from an American Bar Association (ABA®) approved law school. This may not resonate with other jurisdictions' requirements. So, refer to your state board of examiners website for more information.

How to Register for MPRE?

The first step to register for MPRE is to create an account on the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE®) website. You can skip this step if you already have an NCBE account.

If you have an existing disability as outlined in the American Disability Act (ADA), apply for the MPRE test accommodations via NCBE website.

Login to the NCBE portal with your credentials, select “MPRE Registration”, fill in all the details and request Authorization To Test (ATT).

The ideal wait time to receive an Authorization To Test via email is 24 hours. Please ensure you stay up to date with your ATT request.

Once you’ve received the ATT, schedule your MPRE on the Pearson VUE website within 48 hours by paying $150 to confirm your registration.

This is the final step to confirm your MPRE registration. Receive two emails confirming Exam Appointment and Successful Payment from Pearson VUE.

MPRE Fees & Costs

Registering for MPRE will incur an initial cost of $150, which you can pay with a credit or debit card. Normally, MPRE registration opens for the following year’s dates in December of the preceding year. New registrations are not accepted after the below deadlines, with no exceptions:

MPRE Date Registration Deadline
March 28 or 29, 2023 January 26, 2023
August 9 or 10, 2023 June 8, 2023
November 2 or 3, 2023 September 12, 2023

MPRE Registration and Late Registration Fees

As discussed above, the registration dates are listed above, and the fee for MPRE is $150.

Can the MPRE be rescheduled? Yes, you can access your Pearson VUE account online or call Pearson VUE at 888-205-1855 to reschedule your appointment and pay a $25 non-refundable and non-transferable charge.

Please note that you can reschedule your MPRE appointment or testing center for the same test administration you initially registered for. You must reschedule your exam appointment no later than 48 hours in advance.

MPRE Accommodations Registration Deadlines

Refer to the accommodation dates listed below:

MPRE Date Recommended Date to
Apply for Accommodations
March 28 or 29, 2023 December 5, 2022
August 9 or 10, 2023 April 24, 2023
November 2 or 3, 2023 July 24, 2023

MPRE Cancellation Fees

If, for any unforeseen reason, you are unable to attend your scheduled MPRE, you will receive a $75 refund upon cancellation. Please refer to our MPRE dates and schedule page to avoid any last minute mishaps.

Prep Course Cost

It’s always a wise decision to register for a MPRE prep course program, to learn the most tested areas of the MPRE, and practice with real-time MPRE scenarios beforehand. That said, most MPRE courses can cost you a fortune! Themis Bar Review offers a free MPRE prep course to help candidates master the subject material without the added financial burden!

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How to Use Your NCBE and Pearson VUE Accounts

Get familiar with your NCBE and Pearson VUE accounts by reading through the frequently asked questions that follow. You must refer to the email you received from Pearson VUE, "Confirmation of Exam Appointment," for the most up-to-date details regarding your scheduled exam. The NCBE and Pearson Vue accounts are where you may access and modify your personal information and submit requests for exam-related services.

For Your Pearson VUE Account:

  • Schedule your MPRE appointment.
  • Submit payment for the exam.
  • Reschedule your previously selected exam time if required.
  • Pay the cost of rescheduling your exam.
  • Cancel your MPRE appointment in the case of any unprecedented situation.
  • Access information about your upcoming examination.
  • Get a receipt that shows you paid for the scheduled exam.

For Your NCBE Account:

  • Request exam accommodations for the MPRE (if applicable). Remember that requests for accommodations must be submitted before MPRE registration.
  • Verify whether your request for MPRE exam accommodations was approved (if applicable).
  • Begin the MPRE registration procedure and request ATT.
  • Choose the jurisdiction where your MPRE score will be reported.
  • Update your address and telephone number if needed (changes are allowed up to 48 hours before the exam).
  • Change whether the NCBE can send your MPRE score to your law school (changes are allowed until 48 hours before the exam).
  • Modify your chosen jurisdiction if needed to get your score (changes are allowed until 48 hours before the exam).
  • Review your MPRE score (available until the next MPRE exam date).
  • If you are applying to more than one jurisdiction, send your score to additional jurisdictions via MPRE Score Services, request a score verification, or obtain an unofficial transcript of all your MPRE results.

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FAQs

You can cancel your MPRE registration online via Pearson VUE account or call Pearson VUE at 888-205-1855 to cancel your MPRE registration.

No, you can’t. New registrations are not accepted after the deadlines have elapsed, with no exceptions.

Yes, there is a rescheduling fee of $25.

Read more about the MPRE

Are you ready to take the final step to becoming a licensed attorney in your state? Well, pull your socks up for the MPRE! Discover all about MPRE here!

How to schedule your MPRE? Learn the step-by-step process here. Heard about the latest MPRE dates? Well, don’t you worry, this is your final stop!

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

What is a good MPRE score? Are the passing scores different in different states? Yes, every jurisdiction sets their own pass score. Read more here!

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