The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE” ) is an ethics exam administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE” ) and not by the state of Hawaii. The MPRE is administered separately from the Hawaii bar exam and is generally tested three times each year in March, August, and November.
Please visit the Ethics Exam/MPRE page for general information about the MPRE and the MPRE application process.
Hawaii requires an MPRE scaled score of 85 or greater. The MPRE cannot be taken and passed earlier than two years before the Hawaii bar exam, and the MPRE score must be officially reported to the Board not later than one year after the date of notification of passing the Hawaii bar exam. (Hawaii Supreme Court Rules, Rule 1.3(g)(6)).
Hawaii accepts MPRE scaled scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction.