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 Missouri. The MPRE is administered separately from the Missouri 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.
Missouri requires an MPRE scaled score of 80 or greater prior to licensure. MPRE scores do not expire. The Board must receive the MPRE score no later than one year after the date of the written notification that the applicant passed the Missouri bar exam. (Rules Governing Admission to the Bar in Missouri, Rule 808(b)). Applicants may take the MPRE prior to graduation and may take the MPRE an unlimited number of times.
The applicant’s bar exam scores cannot be released or transferred, and the applicant’s name cannot be included on the successful candidate list posted on the Internet until all admission requirements are met, which includes passing the MPRE.
There is no MPRE requirement for Missouri Admission on Motion.
Missouri accepts MPRE scaled scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction.