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 Montana. The MPRE is administered separately from the Montana 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.
Montana requires an MPRE scaled score of 80 or greater prior to admission. Applicants must obtain a passing MPRE score from a testing site within three years prior to taking the Montana bar exam or no later than nine months after notification of successful completion of the Montana bar exam. (Rules for Admission to the Bar of Montana, Rule III(D)(2)). Successfully passing the MPRE is not a condition precedent to taking the Montana Bar Examination. The Bar Admissions Administrator must certify a passing MPRE score no later than nine months after notification of successful completion of the Montana bar exam. (Rules for Admission to the Bar of Montana, Rule III(C)(5)).
Montana accepts MPRE scaled scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction. Please visit the Montana State Bar’s website for more information.