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 North Carolina. The MPRE is administered separately from the North Carolina 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 North Carolina
North Carolina requires an MPRE scaled score of 80 or greater. Applicants must pass the MPRE within 24 months preceding the first day of the written North Carolina bar exam or 12 months thereafter. If later than that period, the applicant must pass the first MPRE exam after the Board releases the results of the applicant’s bar exam. (Rules Governing the Admission, .0501(6)).
Attorneys seeking North Carolina Admission on Motion must meet the MPRE requirement.
North Carolina MPRE Scoring Reciprocity/Transfer
North Carolina accepts MPRE scaled scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction.