Tennessee Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)

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 Tennessee. The MPRE is administered separately from the Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Tennessee requires an MPRE scaled score of 75 or greater prior to admission. The MPRE score must be achieved within two years before of sitting for the Tennessee bar exam for first time applicants. Tennessee will not offer a Temporary Certificate of Eligibility or license to practice law without completing the MPRE requirement.

There is no MPRE requirement for Tennessee Admission on Motion.

Tennessee MPRE Scoring Reciprocity/Transfer

Tennessee accepts MPRE scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction.