The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a standardized exam that has been adopted in every US jurisdiction except for Wisconsin and Puerto Rico. The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) administers the exam. It is separate from the bar exam, but still required for admission to these state bars.
Which jurisdictions use the MPRE?
All jurisdictions except for Wisconsin and Puerto Rico require the MPRE exam.
Jurisdictions that use the MPRE include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Virgin Islands.
For the most updated information regarding which jurisdictions have adopted the MPRE, check the NCBE’s official map.