Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination Information - Exam

By Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, an applicant must take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) and achieve a minimum scaled score of 75 in order to be admitted to the bar of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The MPRE is offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). Information about registering for the examination is available on the NCBE’s website.

Currently, there is no time limit for taking the MPRE prior to sitting for the Pennsylvania bar examination. Applicants have up to three months after bar examination results are released to successfully pass the MPRE and have the official results transferred to the board office to ensure that your application can be processed prior to the six-month expiration of your Certificate. You may be required to submit a supplemental application (see Pa.B.A.R. 231), including the applicable fee, if you do not provide the board office with official scores in accordance with the aforementioned requirements. Applicants should refer to the provisions of Pa.B.A.R. 231, which impose added requirements on applicants who, for any reason, including the failure to pass the MPRE, have not filed a motion for admission to the bar within six months from the date when their successful bar examination results were released.

If you do not file a motion for admission to the bar within three years after the date your successful bar examination results were released, you must reapply for permission to sit for the bar examination, successfully retake the bar examination, and meet all other application requirements in effect at the time of application.

You must request that official notification of your MPRE score be sent directly to the board office from the NCBE. Unofficial scores will not be accepted. The NCBE provides reports of scores earned in 1999 or later. Consult the NCBE’s website for information on score reports.