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 Arizona. The MPRE is administered separately from the Arizona 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.
MPRE for Arizona
Arizona requires an MPRE scaled score of 85 or greater for all bar exam applicants prior to admission. Attorneys must achieve a passing score within two years of the successful bar exam. (Supreme Court Rule 35(b)(9)). The MPRE score may be achieved before or after the bar exam. Attorneys seeking Arizona Admission on Motion must pass the MPRE with a scaled score of 85 or greater and may be achieved at any time.
Arizona MPRE Scoring Reciprocity/Transfer
Arizona accepts MPRE scaled scores of 85 or greater that were achieved in another jurisdiction.