Washington no longer tests the Washington Professional Responsibility Exam. Washington now tests the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”).
The MPRE is an ethics exam administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE” ) and not by the state of Washington. The MPRE is administered separately from the Washington 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 Washington
Washington requires an MPRE scaled score of 85 or greater. The MPRE score must be acquired within three years of the UBE test date in which the applicant passed the UBE and no later than one year after the applicant achieves a passing UBE score.
Washington provides special transition rules for repeat applicant while the UBE is being implemented.
Washington MPRE Scoring Reciprocity/Transfer
Washington accepts MPRE scaled scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction.